This jade-colored lake is a year round popular destination and you are unlikely to be alone. In addition to the hiking crowd, scramblers use the trail to access Mount Chester, Galatea and Gusty Peak and boulders to access Elephant Rocks.
The start-up steeply inclined logging roads is less than aesthetic, but after that it's a pleasant and mostly easy walk though alternating forest and flowery meadows.
The picturesque valley to the north of Chester Creek holds three small lakes. From the lakeshore trail, we will take the well-used trail that climbs over the intervening ridge of larches and jumbo-sized boulders to the valley of Chester Creek. The trail continues upstream to the first tarn, whose damp shores are beautified by clouds of silky white cotton grass. The finger valley between Mt. Galatea and Gusty Peak is a goat hot spot and if we're lucky, you can spot them feeding on delicacies in damp, slanting gullies high up to the right.
• Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government restrictions.
• Carpooling - Use your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.
• No food / snack sharing. • Bring your own wipes, hand sanitizer and a mask.
• Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect others.
• Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as toilet
• Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide accordingly.
• Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit.
• Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact information
to the trip coordinator, prior to, due to the 'meet at trail head' requirement.
• Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid-19 symptoms.
Hiking Distance: 4.3 Kilometers One Way + 2.2 Kilometers to Three Lakes Valley
Height Gain: 305 Meters / 1000 Feet + 244 Meters / 800 Feet
High Point: 2210 Meters / 7250 Feet + 2454 / 8080 Feet
Difficulty Level: Easy / Moderate
Travel Distance: 145 Kilometers One-Way / 2 Hours Approximately
Rendezvous Point: North Edworthy Park, northeast corner. Look for the White Ford Explorer. Please arrive 15 minutes before so carpooling can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 7:45 a.m. sharp.
Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Lori at email@example.com or (403) 283-7386. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 803-2953.
Please Note: Pets will not be allowed.
Please ensure that you have purchased your Kananaskis Conservation Pass.