Distance 7.6 km return, height gain 240 m, fairly easy
Lake Rae (official name) is a little green gem tucked under the northern outliers of Mount Rae. The scene is exquisite, the lake and its surround of larch meadows cradled between the arms of two ridges with the precipitous east wall of Mount Rae as the backdrop. Best accessed from Tombstone backcountry campground.
Start: Tombstone backcountry campground.
Easy hiking on good trails. The section from the cut-off trail to the lake needs a good brushing-out in the lower portion. See map
Note: The route from the cut-off trail described in the guidebook has been abandoned in favour of a newer horse trail that takes a much better line.
It can be done in a long day (16.4 km return) from Elbow Lake trailhead on Hwy. 40.
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 4 Trail #35C
Trail start: Tombstone 50.67614N, -114.97358W
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Last updated Aug 12, 2018