Kananaskis Country

Prairie View

Construction Closure - Barrier Dam Day Use

    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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Trail
Warning

No trail access from Barrier Dam Day Use Area due to construction. Trail access via Heart Creek Day Use. 

Trailhead:
    Length:6.6 km one-way to viewpoint
    Elevation Gain421 m / 1,368 ft m
    Type:Connector Trail
    Out-and-Back
    Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
    ActivitiesBiking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
    Trail Map Kananaskis Valley Summer Trails Map
    Trail Report:Bow Valley
    Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
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    Updated: Apr 7, 2019