RAWSON LAKE

Rawson Lake is in kananaskis Country in the Peter Lougheed Provincial park which includes Highwood Pass, the highest drivable mountain pass in Canada. Rawson Lake is a beautiful green lake sitting below the sheer cliffs of Mt. Sarrail in Kananaskis Country. The trail starts at the upper Kananaskis Lake parking area and leads off west along the lakeshore.This is a moderate hike on a well maintained trail. There are some steep switchbacks for about 1.5 km . Wet areas on the trail require walking on logs to prevent erosion. This is prime bear habitat . The lake sits in a fragile alpine environment with many wild flowers . It was quite a popular trail that day. A fun day with beautiful views at the lake. We were surprised how many fishermen were at the lake. There was snow at the lake area eventhough it was August. We did see some wild life which added to the enjoyment of a beautiful day. It was a fairly short hike.

Elevation Gain: 305 m (1,000 ft).

Total distance- 4km ( 1.85 miles)

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Directions

Follow highway 40 south from the Trans Canada highway to Kananaskis Lakes Trail and turn right. Continue on this road 12.5 km to Upper Lake Day use Area and park in the south parking lot. Start on the Upper Kananaskis Lake circuit trail at the southwest corner on the parking lot.

 

MAP OF PETER LOUGHEED PROVINCIAL PARK