Kananaskis Country

Updated: October 20, 2018

Peter Lougheed Trail Report

Trail Maps

Updated: October 20, 2018 | Print Report

There has been a large early season snowfall, however warmer temperatures have helped to reduce the snowpack. Expect trails to be variable in condition from packed snow and icy or slushy at higher elevations, to melting and becoming slushy or muddy, then drying out at lower elevations as temperatures increase. Early season avalanche conditions exist, take care while traveling in the backcountry.

Notes:

  1. Early season snow has started to fall. Check for avalanche information on the Avalanche Canada website. Pack appropriately for changing conditions, including traction devices/hiking poles, and don't forget to dress in layers!
  2. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
  3. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and snow/ice on trail.

Closures:

  1. Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre - Seasonal Closure
  2. Trails leading to the upper Boulton Campground Store parking lot - Construction Closure
  3. Canyon Interpretive Trail - Construction Closure
Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Interpretive
Open
Bill Benson
Open
Black Prince Cirque Interpretive
Open
Boulton Creek Interpretive
Open
Burstall Pass
Note
  • Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY 
Open
Chester Lake
Open
Elbow Lake
Open
Elk Pass
Open
High Rockies
Note
  • Trail is open and much of the directional signage is in place, with gaps in the Chester/Sawmill area
  • Tree reported down on a downhill section between Rummel and Chester junctions
  • Visit area trailhead kiosks to review maps of the trail 
Open
Highwood Meadows
Open
Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive
Note
  • Trail damaged due to dam construction
Closed
Lookout
Note
  • The south side of the trail, beyond the Lookout Tower, is not maintained in summer and there are unbridged stream crossings
Warning
Lower Lake
Open
Lower Lake Interpretive
Open
Marl Lake Interpretive
Open
Maude-Lawson
Open
Peninsula
Open
Peter Lougheed Paved
Note
  • Signed detour at Boulton Creek Campground
Open
Pocaterra
Open
Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive
Open
Rawson Lake
Open
Rock Glacier Interpretive
Open
Rockwall
Open
Spruce Road
Open
Three Isle Lake
Note
  • Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead
Open
Upper Lake
Open
Valleyview
Closed
Whiskey Jack
Note
  • Portion of trail adjacent to construction zones at the upper Boulton Campground Store parking lot
Partially Closed
William Watson Lodge Access
Open


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