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Peter Lougheed Trail Report

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Updated: June 23, 2016

Lower elevation trails are in good condition with some damp areas.  Higher elevation routes continue to hold snow, and this snow increases the technical nature of the routes involved. Careful route selection is advised if venturing into the alpine as lingering snow may create slippery conditions and overhead hazards.  

Closures and Warnings:

  1. The annual seasonal closure of Chester Lake Trail is in place from May 1 until June 29.
  2. A bear closure in place for 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

Open

Burstall Pass

1. Up to 50 cm of snow at higher elevations. 2. Bikes only permitted on first 2.9 km of trail.

Warning

Chester Lake
 

1. Annual seasonal closure of Chester Lake Trail is in place May 1 until June 29. 2. Bikes permitted on first 2.7 km of trail only

Closed

Come Along
 

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

Open

Elk Pass

Wet and muddy

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. South side of trail beyond the Lookout not maintained in summer and there are unbridged stream crossings

Open

Open

Maude-Lawson

Snow covered

Warning

Open

Open

Open

Open

Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive

Trail is wet and muddy, patches of snow near top.

Open

Rawson Lake

Snow increases with elevation; very wet near the lake

Open

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. Trail is mainly bare to Forks Backcountry Campground but snow remains on the headwall and above. 2. Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead

Warning

Open

Upper Lake

Bikes permitted between North Interlakes Day Use and Point Backcountry Campground only.

Open

Upper Lake Connector
 

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.

Open

Valleyview

Bear closure in effect

Closed

Open

Whiskey Jack

Wet and muddy sections

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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