Distance 8.4 km return, height gain 400 m, moderate
A popular trail for hikers staying at the campground to the wild, rocky cirques below the remnant glacier below Mount Rae. Ends above a meltwater pond that used to be the foot of the glacier when we first visited the area in the early 80s.
Start: Hwy. 40 (Kananaskis Trail) at Elbow Pass day-use area.
Difficulty: Easy to the lake. A good trail through the campground and up to the rock field deposited by the 2013 flood. Sketchy trail along the foot of a moraine near the creek, then various trails up moraine to viewpoint above meltwater pond.
Note: You can also explore the side valley to the east by following trails alongside the cascade that provides most of the water in the creek lower down. This cirque is probably the true source of the Elbow River
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #110A
Trailhead: Elbow Pass 50.635462N, -115.023623W
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Last updated Sep 10, 2018