Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Rawson Lake

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

After leaving Upper Lake Trail, this is a long, steady climb through a subalpine forest. The trail terminates at a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by mountain peaks and alpine meadows. Check current Alberta fishing regulations.


May 25 : Lake still half frozen, stop at the sign ''End of the trail" because of falling rocks .

Length 3.9 km one-way
Elevation: 320 m / 1,050 ft
Type: Out-and-Back
Group Size Limit: 15 (Permit information)
Summer hiking Hiking
Trail Map
Trail Report: Peter Lougheed
Trails: Kananaskis Country / All Parks
Updated: May 25, 2023