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Galatea Creek Trail

This is a strenuous hike past canyons and waterfalls with great views. A backcountry permit is required to camp at Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground. Lillian Lake is nestled in trees; Upper Galatea Lake is in a spectacular alpine cirque.


Galatea Creek trail has an annual seasonal closure in place between April 1st and late June to allow the trail to dry and prevent damage.

    Length:6.3 km to Lillian Lake, 1.5 km more to Upper Galatea Lake
    Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
    Elevation Gain:457 m / 1,500 ft to Lillian Lake plus 154 m /500 ft extra to Upper Galatea Lake m
    Trail Map: Kananaskis Valley Summer Trails Map
    Trails:  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
    Park Boundary

    Updated: Sep 24, 2017