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Peter Lougheed Trail Report

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Updated: July 24, 2016

Trails are drying following heavy rain last week, leaving damp conditions with occasional wet/muddy spots. 

Please note: There is a bumper crop of shepherdia (aka buffaloberry) this season so bears are actively feeding and are less aware of their surroundings. Please ensure that you are carrying bear spray, know how to use it, are aware of your surroundings, making noise and reducing your speed in forested areas. 

Closures and Warnings:

  1. Bear Warning - Entire length of Upper Kananaskis Lakes Trail
  2. Bear Warning - Rawson Lake Trail
  3. Bear Warning - Point, Forks, and Interlakes campgrounds
  4. Bear Warning - Paved Bike Trail in Peter Lougheed Prov. Park
  5. Bear Warning - North Interlakes Day Use Area
  6. Bear Closure - Panorama Day Use Area, Mt. Indefatigable Trail
  7. Bear Closure - Valleyview Trail between Elpoca Day Use and Little Highwood Pass Day Use

Notes:

  1. Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques.

Open

Black Prince Cirque Interpretive

Bridge out over small stream; avoidable by hiking the cirque loop in a clockwise (backwards) direction and returning the same way

Warning

Open

Burstall Pass

1. Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail only

Open

Chester Lake
 

1. Bikes permitted on first 2.7 km of trail only

Open

Come Along
 

See the "Pocaterra and Come Along Trail Changes" map above.

Open

Elk Pass

Some wet areas

Open

Elk Pass Snowshoe
 

The Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail starts at the north end of the Elk Pass Day Use area and parking lot.

Open

Open

Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive

Trail damaged due to dam construction

Closed

Open

Lookout

1. The south side of the trail, beyond the Lookout Tower, is not maintained in summer and there are unbridged stream crossings

Open

Open

Maude-Lawson

Clear to the headwall, with snow patches beyond

Warning

Open

Open

Open

Open

Peter Lougheed Paved

Closed due to bear activity

Closed

Rawson Lake

Bear in area.

Warning

Sawmill Loop Snowshoe
 

This trail was heavily damaged during the 2013 flood. Significant route finding and picking through rocks and rubble is required.

Warning

Open

Three Isle Lake

1. Snow patches linger above the headwall 2. Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead

Warning

Open

Upper Lake

Bear warning in area. Bikes permitted between North Interlakes Day Use and Point Backcountry Campground only.

Warning

Upper Lake Connector
 

Bear in area. This trail connects Elk Pass Day Use area to Upper Lake Day Use area, providing an alternative access to Elk Pass when the parking area is busy.

Warning

Valleyview

Bear closure in effect

Closed

Open

Whiskey Jack Cross-Country Ski
 

This steep trail out of the Boulton Campground area climbs steadily to connect with Pocaterra Trail. The trail is often combined with Pocaterra and Packers to make a loop.

Open

Open

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