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. 


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

    Length:6.6 km one-way to viewpoint
    Elevation Gain421 m / 1,368 ft m
    Type:Connector Trail
    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
    Park Boundary
    Updated: Apr 7, 2019