Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail is a 15.4 kilometer 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.

DISTANCE
15.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
806 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

rocky

washed out

backpacking
10 days ago

Was a gorgeous hike. The point campground was a great spot to stop on our first night. The camp sites were very nicely laid out and maintained. The spot where we set up had access to the lake and we watched sheep on the mountain side as well as some mini rock slides. We saw a bull moose the night we spent there as well. Overall an easy hike in to it that was filled with great scenery.

12 days ago

I did this hike over two days on thanksgiving weekend. The hike in to Point Campground was great, lots of superb views of this lake. Point Campground sites were very good, and site 15 faced the lake. The next day I finished the second leg of the hike. After the falls, the trail became very busy.

hiking
14 days ago

Just did part of the trail to Sarrail falls. Gorgeous views of the lake!

23 days ago

Great place to have a picnic

27 days ago

Extraordinary

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. However a large moose ran towards us and scared us quite a bit.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful loop around Upper Kananaskis Lake. On a clear day, you can enjoy all the beautiful shades of blue/green reflecting off the lake. Fairly flat terrain. This area can get quite busy in the summer with boaters/SUPs, so try to arrive early for parking. Note: On this trail, you pass by the start point for Mount Indefatigable, which is unmaintained grizzly bear habitat. Keep a lookout for bears - we saw some scat on the trail.

1 month ago

Five fab women, 'vabulous' views, and natures wonders at every turn.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Perfect overnight hike.

1 month ago

We did the trail clockwise, next time we will go the other way. We started at 6:40am and found that we did not bump into a single soul until three hours into the hike. It was awesome! The hike itself was beautiful and serene. Some parts were truly breathtaking especially with the rising sun. The trail itself was rather easy, we question the distance marked however. Although the app say it's 15km, most people that we have talked to have stated that it's more like 17-20km. It took us 4.5 hours with two 5-10 minutes rest stops. Will definitely do this again.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

great walk around! camped at point campground, beautiful walk!

1 month ago

Easy walk from dam to dam. Beautiful scenery. Better than Lake Louise

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful! We did the trail counterclockwise from the rocky bridge trail and the first part, up to the waterfall was definitely the most interesting. After the waterfall, you're mostly hiking in the trees. Some people saw a bear on the trail, despite it being fairly heavily trafficked, some be prepared. It took us about 4 hours and 15 minutes to do the full loop at a moderate pace with two dogs. Will definitely do this one again.

Awesome day! Easy but long hike.

2 months ago

Awesome trail! One of the best I have ever been in Alberta.

2 months ago