Window Mountain Lake Trail
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Window Mountain Lake Trail

Castle Provincial Park
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Window Mountain Lake Trail

Window Mountain Lake Trail

Distance: 4.7mi
Elevation: 1,099ft
Time: 2.5-3h

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One of Crowsnest’s most popular hikes, Window Mountain Lake is a must-do in the area. It is a beautiful destination at the end of an easy to follow trail. Starting on a rough road, the trail is wide and clear. It later becomes a narrow path that takes a steep route up to the lake. The lake itself is a great place to spend an afternoon relaxing and fishing. There are scramble options from the lake as well.

Window Mountain Lake Trail Map

Getting there

To reach the Window Mountain Lake hike from Coleman, Alberta, travel westbound on Highway 3 until you reach Allison Creek Road which is halfway between Coleman and Crowsnest. Turn onto Allison Creek Road and travel 10.3mi before pulling over for Window Mountain Lake at the intersection with Atlas Road. The official trailhead is a few kilometres up Atlas Road, however this road is extremely rough and most hikers walk up it. If you have a capable high-clearance 4WD vehicle, you may be able to begin from the trailhead.

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Older Children only

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Window Mountain Lake Trail
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Window Mountain Lake Trail Description

From the intersection of Allison Creek Road and Atlas Road, hike up Atlas Road to the official signed trailhead. The trail is wide and open to cyclists, making for an easy start. It soon narrows and becomes quite steep, turning into a true slog for the final 1969ft. Some of the steep sections are very rocky, so be aware that the trail is a little bit technical in some spots. The straightforward route takes hikers directly to the lake where you can enjoy the hard-earned views surrounding the lake.



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