This trail offers two distinctly different routes to the shallow, aquamarine Grassi Lakes. Approximately 100 m from the trailhead, there is a fork with signage indicating an easier route and a more difficult one. The easier trail to the right follows an old road through dense forest. The more difficult route to the left climbs gradually through forested terrain before reaching a very steep section with excellent views of a waterfall and the town of Canmore. Signage along this route tells the history of Lawrence Grassi who built the original Grassi Lakes Trail. The cliffs around the lakes are regularly visited by climbers and trails which access the climbing routes lead to some unique pictographs. The more difficult route is closed in the winter due to icy conditions which develop from water flowing over the trail. The Grassi Lakes Trail is located in a Wildlife Corridor. Travel in this area is restricted to designated trails only.
|Trailhead:||Grassi Lakes Day Use Area
|Length:||3.5 km return|
|Group Size Limit:||35 (Permit information)|
|Trail Map:|| Wildlife Corridor Map (With Trails)|