LUSK PASS
Distance 8.1 km one way, height gain 198 m, fairly easy
Mainly a dark forest trail with a few steepish hills that crosses a low pass between Powderface trail the road and Hwy. 68 at Lusk Creek day-use area. There is nothing scenic about it until you arrive in the cutblocks.
Start: East access Powderface Trail (road) at Lusk Pass trailhead.
West access Hwy. 68 (Sibbald Creek Trail) at Lusk Creek day-use area.
Difficulty: Easy hiking.
Note: Logging has occurred along the first 1.5 km of the trail from the Powderface end. While the old trail is still in place, there is a logging road above it that for the next few years may provide easier travelling. The logging has affected the start of the Hunchback Hills trail. See sketch map
Farther west, shortly after you cross Lusk Creek the official route turns left at a T-junction. A shorter, rougher trail (the pre-flood route) trail carries straight on and joins the official trail close to Lusk Creek day-use area. See map
  • Northeast of the pass. A glimpse of Mount Baldy

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #74

Trailhead: Lusk Pass 50.986906N, -114.955877W

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Last updated Nov 14, 2018