Distance 8.6 km return, height gain 259 m, moderate
After a beautiful section of trail that undulates at the edge of larch meadows strewn with boulders, you reach an attractive lake with a touch of deep azure, one tiny island and a surround of grass.
Start: Hwy. 742 (Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail) at Sawmill day-use area.
Difficulty: Old logging roads followed by a good trail. Biking the logging roads saves time.
Note: At the far end of James Walker Lake, the inlet stream is now flowing in a new channel. The old stream-bed has become a great bit of trail up to the first little cascade of the “waterfall” section of the valley. After the first waterfall, the upper trail is unchanged from previous years.
  • The lake below the headwall.

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #96

Trailhead: Sawmill 50.74858N, -115.24575W

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Last updated Jul 5, 2016