Scenic hike to Rawson Lake in Kananaskis Country. The beautiful lake and views are worth the effort on this moderately difficult hike. We will go at a moderate pace and stop at Rawson Lake to enjoy our lunch lakeside.
The trail, steep enough to make you sweat, leads to a beautiful jade lake under Mt. Sarrail. Also known are grizzlies who frequent the trail and lake area.
We will follow the Upper Lake Kananaskis Lake Trail clockwise along the south shore. You undulate in and out of every indentation and in 1.2 kilometers, just beyond the Sarrail Creek Bridge and waterfall, we will turn left at the junction onto Rawson Lake Trail. Almost straighaway, you're into zigzags, climbing through musty old spruce forest. The gradient eases half a kilometer before the lake and it's here you encounter a broadwalk. Near the outlet we will hop down a paved side trail for the classic viewpoint of the lake backdropped by the vertical east face of Mt. Sarrail.
The main trail continues along the southeast shore below a line of cliffs. Officially, it ends half-way along the lake in a strip of meadow with interpretive signs. Some of you may recognize the sign as coming from the decommissioned King Creek Interpretive Trail.
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• Carpooling – use at your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.
• No food / snack sharing.
• Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask.
• Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect
• Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as
Toilet paper, etc.
• Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide
• 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.
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Hiking Distance: 7.8 Kilometers Return / Approximately 4 to 5 hours
Elevation Gain: 305 Meters / 1000 Feet
Travel Distance: 143.1 Kilometers One Way (1 Hour and 54 Minutes)
Difficulty Level: Easy / Moderate – a relaxed pace with breaks. For those with little hiking experience and in fair physical condition.
Rendezvous Point: North Edworthy Park, near Angel's Cafe corner, look for the White BMW. Please arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:29 a.m. so carpooling arrangements can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 8:30 a.m. sharp.
Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Cindy Skrukwa at (403) 686-3595 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy on Pets: Pets will not be allowed.
Guest Policy: The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member, from outside the club, attending an event at this time due to the pandemic situation and potential liability issues. Once the government has lifted and has relaxed restrictions, guests are more than welcome to attend two events, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy.