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Prairie View Trail

The Prairie View Trail, often called the Barrier Fire Lookout trail, switchbacks uphill on an old forestry road to a spectacular viewpoint looking south over Barrier Lake. From the viewpoint, visitors can either continue to the north side of the ridge to that Barrier Fire Lookout and a view over the Bow Valley, or descend towards Jewell Pass on a trail that is a little less obvious from the top, but becomes more clear as you reach the forest. 

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Trailhead:
    Length:6.6 km one-way to viewpoint
    Type:Connector Trail
    Out-and-Back
    Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
    Elevation Gain:421 m / 1,368 ft m
    Activities:
    Trail Map: Kananaskis Valley Summer Trails Map
    Trails:  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
    Park Boundary
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