Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Trails

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Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Interpretive

Grizzly bears and black bears feeding in the area

Trail is snow free. Downed trees removed October 5th. 

2.1 km Summer Hiking Warning
Bill Benson

Downed trees removed, September 27th.

0.7 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Black Prince Cirque Interpretive

Trail dry, September 14th.
The Blackshale Creek Suspension Bridge is NOT accessed on this trail.

4.2 km Summer Hiking Open
Boulton Creek

A bear warning has been placed on the Boulton creek campground due to a unconfirmed report of a bluff charge and a grizzly bear frequenting the area.

2.2 km one-way Winter Cross Country Skiing Warning
Braille 2.2 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Burstall Pass

Trail remains wet and muddy. The flats are flooded. All downed trees removed August 10th.
Bikes permitted on first 2.9 km of trail ONLY.

7.4 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Burstall Pass (Backcountry) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Chester Lake

Trail is free of snow. Downed trees removed August 10th.

4.6 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Elbow Lake

Snow free. Downed trees removed October 1st.

1.4 km one-way Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Elk Pass

Grizzly bears and black bears feeding in the area.
Trail is snow-free. Downed trees removed September 21st.

5.6 km Summer Hiking Warning
Highwood Meadows

Wet boardwalk.

0.6 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Kananaskis Canyon Interpretive

Stream crossings washed away by penstock/dam construction. Trail is impassable and is closed indefinitely.

0.8 km Summer Hiking Closed
Lookout

Trail is snow free. Downed trees removed September 21st.

1.7 km Summer Hiking Open
Lower Lake 3.5 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Lower Lake Interpretive

Free of snow. Blown clean of needles and debris. Downed trees removed September 24th.

0.5 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Marl Lake Interpretive 1.5 km for loop Summer Hiking Open
Maude-Lawson

Trail is wet and snowy in spots up to Turbine Campground, October 7th.

7.5 km Summer Hiking Open
Meadow 4.0 km Year-round Cross Country Skiing Open
Peter Lougheed Paved

Bear Warning from Lower Lake campground to Mt. Sarrail campground. More Info.
Snow free. Sign changeover complete. Downed trees removed. Trail swept of needles and debris, September 27th.

12.1 km one-way Summer Hiking Warning
Pocaterra

All downed trees removed September 21st.

9.9 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive

Bear Warning in area. More Info.

Trail is dry and snow free, September 9th.

4.5 km Summer Hiking Warning
Rawson Lake

Trail is wet and muddy. Downed trees removed October 6th. The outhouse at the trailhead is closed until further notice.

3.9 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Rock Glacier Interpretive

Free of snow, September 24th.

0.15 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
Rockwall

Closed due to multiple grizzly bears frequenting the area. More info.

0.5 km Summer Hiking Closed
Rolly Road Training Grid

Four sets of tracks set.

km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Spruce Road

NO PARKING AT WILLIAM WATSON LODGE. There will be no access to Spruce Rd from William Watson Lodge this winter season due to construction at the Lodge.

Downed trees removed, September 27th.

0.8 km Winter Hiking Cross Country Skiing Open
Three Isle Lake

Trail is snow free and all downed trees removed September 23rd.
Bikes only permitted to Invincible Creek, 3.8 km from trailhead

10.2 km Summer Hiking Open
Upper Lake

Grizzly bears and black bears feeding in the area
Wet and muddy from recent rainfall, September 29th.

15.7 km Summer Hiking Warning
Valleyview

Closed due to bear activity until further notice. More Info. 

5 km Summer Hiking Closed
Whiskey Jack

Dry trail with muddy patches, September 21st.

3.9 km one-way Summer Hiking Open
William Watson Lodge Access

Snow free. Downed trees removed, September 23rd.

0.6 km one-way Winter Hiking Cross Country Skiing Open
Peninsula

Snow free, September 14th.

0.4 km Summer Hiking Open
Tailwater Snowshoe

March 30th, 2021:   As spring progresses and the melting process continues, the creek and bog crossings deteriorate and travel becomes more difficult on this trail. The Kananaskis River/Creek is starting to open up in places and soon will not be passable! Be prepared to re-evaluate your trip and make other plans when this transition takes place.

1.9 km Winter Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open
Frozen Toad Loop Snowshoe

WARNING: Limited directional signage.

8.1 km Winter Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open
Torpor Loop

Limited directional signage

6.1 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Snowshoeing Warning
South Sawmill Loop 2.8 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Snowshoeing Open
William Watson Lodge Connector 0.7 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Snowshoeing Closed
Boulton Creek Interpretive

Downed trees removed September 21st.

4.9 km Summer Hiking Open
High Rockies (Winter) 63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Snowshoeing Open
High Rockies (Summer)

Trail is free of snow. Some downed trees may be encountered after recent wind/rain, September 30th.

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use; 80.0 km Goat Creek to Elk Pass Summer Dog Sledding Hiking Open

Safety