Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.6 miles
2644 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips






wild flowers


bridge out



washed out

6 days ago

16 days ago

Excellent scenery with the falls and surrounding landscape. Went in early May. 8km of the trail was still covered in 2-4 feet of snow. Bring snow shoes.

1 month ago

Scenic and plenty of variety in terrain

2 months ago

Beautiful hike all around, although it is a bit of a longer one depending on your pace so it's best to be prepared accordingly with enough food and water. The trail is in pretty good shape all the way around and it changes from mountains, to forest, to lake side. It can get pretty busy but I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to spend some time in the mountains.

4 months ago

Stunning. Fairly easy, but long......worth every step.

6 months ago

Pretty easy, well maintained, brought a couple of dogs. Only went an hour out and back. Good for families.

8 months ago

Fantastic trail around a most beautiful lake. Makes for a full day if you decide to complete the full route. Something for everyone and not difficult by any means.

8 months ago

I hiked a total of 17.5 km. very nice scenery, mountains all around. soft ground for most of the trail. there's a 1-2 km stretch of shale and big Rock. waterfalls, and bridges. not much incline makes it a very good trail for beginners.

8 months ago

8 months ago

I found this to be very easy. I would recommend this hike for families.

8 months ago

This hike is absolutely beautiful! I only did some of it but I am planning to go back and do Rawson lake hike.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Excellent hike. Nice surroundings and well-maintained trail. 4.5 hours

mountain biking
9 months ago

10 months ago

A beautiful hike around the lake- we walked counterclockwise around the lake and we clocked our route at 18 k - longer than we thought!

It took 5 hours with a 20 min lunch break at Point campground and small snack breaks. Bring lots of water ! I ran out as I brought just 1 litre.

10 months ago


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

Completed today May 1, 2016 what an amazing hike!. We hiked it clockwise starting near the boat launch this is the more snow packed side of the lake at the moment so it's good if you want to get the difficult stuff over with early on. The other side of the lake was 100% dry. We stopped for lunch near the falls a bit before point campground such an amazing spot, there's large flat rocks that you can enjoy lunch on right below the falls :) Took us about 5.5 hours with many breaks and photo ops! Will rate moderate just because of the length the trail itself is pretty easy and straightforward my recorded route was roughly 17k

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Loved it. A lot of the trail was still covered in snow. Had I more time for light, I would've pushed through the rest of the circle. I'll be going back, for sure!
Path is very dog friendly too.