Beauvais Lake Trail
Hiking the Beauvais Lake trail is a great way to spend a half day with the family. The trail is straightforward and has many alternate options that allow you to shorten or lengthen the distance. You will start and end at a popular day use area that has plenty of amenities. Enjoy a day out with the family in the Beauvais Lake area.
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Route Description for Beauvais Lake Trail
Hiking the Beauvais Lake Trail is a beautiful way to spend a few hours when visiting the provincial park. This is an easygoing trail perfect for families and beginner hikers. There are often stunning wildflowers in the height of summer, and the forested trail provides a sense of solitude from the busy day-use area.
The Beauvais Lake Trail begins near the public washrooms at the central park area. Head north through the main day-use area towards the playground where you will join the trail. Early on, you will pass some junctions on both sides of the trail that add small sections through the forest. Stay on the main trail, however, if you do choose to follow one of the junction trails, you will be rerouted to the main trail in time.
In 1.7 km, the trail begins to curve, creating a loop. 1.0 km after the initial curve, the forest opens up, providing some excellent views of the surrounding area. There will be a junction to your left here that leads directly back to the park if your group decides to shorten the trip. There are more opportunities further ahead to head back early on trails veering off to the left.
Continue on travelling through open meadows with mountain views. At 6.0 km, you will begin to loop back towards the lake itself and the parking area. There will be incredible viewpoints here and great photo opportunities. You’ll pass by the Homestead group campground at 8.6 km, where you will continue 800 m to the end point of the trail.
This trail is a simple multi-use option when visiting the Beauvais Lake area. It makes for a memorable family outing and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete.
Insider Hints for Beauvais Lake Trail
- Have a good look at the map if you would like to shorten the distance of this route or create an alternate route.
- Bring a camera and be ready for photo opportunities. Many clearings and viewpoints offer lovely vistas
- Plan to head to the lake for a dip and a picnic after your hike!
Getting to the Beauvais Lake Trail Trailhead
To get to Beauvais Lake trail, begin in Pincher Creek and join Highway 507. Travel westbound for 10.0 km before turning onto AB-775 S for 8.0 km. This road ends at Beauvais Lake. You will find the public parking area for the trail just before the lake on the right.
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