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    Hidden Lake Trail

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    16.3 km
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    397 m
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    Upper Kananaskis

    There’s an element of uncontained excitement when making your way to a destination with the name Hidden Lake. Just hearing the name evokes a sense of adventure, and you won’t be disappointed when choosing this route. It is a stunning trail that leaves from spectacular Upper Kananaskis Lake and ends at the almost fake-looking Hidden Lake.

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    Route Description for Hidden Lake Trail

    From the North Interlakes day-use area, find the trail sign and join the Three Isle Lake trail. After 300 m, you will pass the decommissioned Indefatigable trail and continue straight along the Three Isle Lake trail. 1.0 km from the trailhead, pass the junction to the Upper Lake Circuit and keep on the main trail. 1.2 km from this junction, the Three Isle Lake trail veers off to the right, and you will stay on the left trail. This is the Upper Kananaskis Lake trail that leads to the Point Backcountry site. Pass the campground and come to Sarrail Falls 1.0 km further. Continue on the straight-forward trail as it wraps around the lake, gaining elevation before the unforgettable Hidden Lake emerges into view. After revelling in the surrounding sights, head back the way you came as this is an out-and-back route.

    Getting to the Hidden Lake Trail Trailhead

    Join Highway 40 at the exit from the Trans Canada Highway and travel southbound for 50.0 km before turning onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Stay on this road for 15.0 km and turn right towards the Interlakes Campground. Drive past the campground and park at the North Interlakes day-use area.

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Backcountry Campsites

      Point Backcountry

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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