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Rawson's Lake Trail

Kananaskis Lakes Trail, Kananaskis, AB | Trailhead is at end of Kananaskis Lake Trail, Alberta T0L 2H0, Canada
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Best winter snowshoe hike in Western Canada

This trail is stunning summer, winter, fall or spring, but for us, it's a must-do stop in the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
Another amazing day in Kananaskis

Moderate hiking trail to the lake, going around Upper Kananaskis lake and continue to Rawson lake... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Kenan T
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Calgary, Canada
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Kananaskis Lakes Trail, Kananaskis, AB | Trailhead is at end of Kananaskis Lake Trail, Alberta T0L 2H0, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This trail is stunning summer, winter, fall or spring, but for us, it's a must-do stop in the winter. The trail to the lake is not overly long, just under 4 km's (just over 2 miles) to the lake one-way, and 300 m's of elevation...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Moderate hiking trail to the lake, going around Upper Kananaskis lake and continue to Rawson lake, it's well marked hike. After lake you could go around lake and proceed to more challenging hike to Sarrail Ridge, and as usual, the more difficult hike greater reward...More

1  Thank Kenan T
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We set out to do this hike on a nice day. It clouded over as we approached the lake and seemed to stay in the clouds pretty much the entire time. It is a pretty lake that i am sure is even nicer when the...More

1  Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Hiked this trail a week ago to the end of the lake and was planning to go up the Sarrail Ridge to get a good view of Upper Kananaskis Lake and area when we encountered a grizzly bear who followed us back along the lakeside...More

3  Thank Owl h
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have completed this hike a couple of times now and it never ceases to impress. The trail begins of the Upper Kananaskis Lakes parking lot behind the outhouse building. Follow the trail around and over the newly completed bridge over Sarrail Falls until you...More

2  Thank Tracy W
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The hike started off easy from the upper kananaskis parking lot, when the trail forks go left and start making your way up the trail. Steady incline through the trees and eventually you make your way to the lake. From there you can walk around...More

Thank CBKipp
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Rawson Lake is truly beautiful and worth seeing but there is a steep climb to get there. The lake is reached by hiking up a trail with 1000 feet of vertical climb from the trailhead on Upper Kananaskis Lake. As with most hikes in Alberta...More

3  Thank bigfishpk
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Enjoyable hike along Upper Kananaskis Lake, past Sarrail Creek Falls & then up the trail to Rawson Lake. The trail was really muddy in some sections when we went. We left early in the morning & there was already lots of people on the trail....More

Thank smilingshihtzu
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

From Kananaskis lakes, there are 2 options: to walk a trail around the lake or to take the hike up to Rawson's Lake. Definitely worth it to go. Loved the sunny weather but at Rawson's Lake there was still snow on the grounds.

Thank Kym C
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We had a bit of trouble finding the trail and ended up at upper Kananaskis lake instead so had a bonus 2 km flat walk... So we considered skipping this. I'm so glad we ended up doing it! The incline portion of the trail is...More

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