The High Rockies Trail is a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, or "The Great Trail" running between Goat Creek Day Use area in Spray Valley Provincial Park and the AB/BC border in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
Trail construction and signage installation continues through July/August 2018 so limited route-finding is required.
The northern end of this this trail begins at the Goat Creek Day Use area in Spray Valley Provincial Park, 1 km from the Banff National Park Boundary. Traversing through open meadows the trail crosses the Three Sisters Dam (Spray Lakes Reservoir) and continues south along the eastern side of the Spray Lakes Reservoir. Upon reaching the Driftwood Day Use area, the trail crosses the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail (Road)/Hwy 742 and continues south beyond the Sawmill Day Use area in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, to once again cross back to the west side of the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail (Road)/Hwy 742 at the Pocaterra Dam at the north end of Lower Kananaskis Lake.
The landscape along this long route is diverse with some sections travelling through thick forests and others climbing up and over massive rock slides, providing outstanding views across the valley. While much of the trail is new-build, many sections utilize pre-existing trails such as the lowest sections of Buller Pass, Rummel Lake, the Chester Lake Trail, the Chester-Sawmill Trails network and in the future, significant sections of the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Trails Network.
The portion of trail between Spray Lakes Day Use area and Buller Pass Trail junction is closed for avalanche control November 1 to May 1 annually.
|Length:||63.0 Goat Creek to Pocaterra Dam; 80.0 Goat Creek to Elk Pass km|
|Trail Map|| Kananaskis Valley Map (Geo Referenced)|
Spray Valley & Peter Lougheed Map (Geo Referenced)
|Trail Report:||Spray Valley|