PICKLEJAR LAKES
Distance 8.6 km return, height gain 588 m, moderately strenuous
A climb over a treed pass to four lakes located in an alpine basin. Distance given here is to first lake.
Start: Hwy. 40 (Kananaskis Trail) at Lantern Creek day-use area.
Difficulty: Good trail to the pass. A somewhat sketch trail leads down across scree slopes to the first lake. Route-finding may be necessary around the lakes where there are myriad trails that are occasionally indistinct where they cross rocks.
Note: Parks, with help from Friends of K Country, have significantly improved the trail to the pass. At the time of writing the two new sections are soft and muddy, but that will change with use.
  • Looking across fourth lake into the head of Picklejar Cirque

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 5 Trail #28

Trailhead: Lantern Creek 50.491653N, -114.807436W

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Last updated Oct 22, 2017