Turbine Canyon via Maude-Lawson Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Turbine Canyon via Maude-Lawson Trail is a 21.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from August until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

21.7 km
1181 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running





wild flowers




8 months ago

This is a beautiful hike in the Kananaskis that leads to an amazing canyon that is been carved out of solid rock over millions of years. If you have the energy it is worth hiking up to Maude lake.

9 months ago

This is a tough hike to do in one day if you’re not physically fit. I would recommend splitting it up into 2 parts, first camping at forks then heading to the canyon on the second day. The second day is a brutal steep uphill climb on switch backs that seem to last forever but once you reach the top the views are nothing short of spectacular!

It was extremely Smoky on the way up for us and we saw nothing but a deer as far as wild life goes. Because of the steep incline, we were far too tired to visit the hauge glacier or the north K pass.

The second day it rained pretty much the entire time expect for a few breaks here and there, so that hindered our attempts to make it to the glacier or the pass. The canyon itself is a neat feature, a massive deep canyon that gives you the chills even if you’re not afraid of heights.

For next time I would also stay at forks on the way down because the entire leg it’s tough to do.

10 months ago

Tried to make our way up to Turbine Canyon but made the tough choice to turn the hike back to Forks campground due to deep soft snow 3/4 of the way up. Bumped into 2 other groups who turned the hike and they said they know of at least 1 group who decided to post-hole all the way up. I would say it's still too early in the season right now to make it to the campground which is really unfortunate because the first 3/4 of the trail was bare, dry, and offered stunning views.

10 months ago

Monday, June 29, 2015