Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail
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Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail

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Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail

Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail

Distance: 5.5mi
Elevation: 1,329ft
Time: 2.5-4h

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The trail to the Kananaskis Fire Lookout follows the Mount Tyrwhitt trail up an old decommissioned fire road to the fire lookout. The trail has no technical sections and follows a wide open trail to the destination. For such a short hike, the views are excellent and there is a great chance you might spot some wildlife, so bring your bear spray!

Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail Map

Getting there

Follow Highway 40 from the junction with the Trans Canada Highway for 35.4mi before pulling over next to Pocaterra Creek.

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When to do

Mid-June-September

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail
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Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail Description

Find the decommissioned fire road from the pullout and make your way to the trail. You won’t have a hard time following the trail once you are on it. It is a clearl, wide old road that leads directly to the fire lookout. Once at the lookout, you’ll be able to see over the highpoint to Lower Kananaskis Lake. This incredible viewpoint is an excellent vantage point for sightseeing. It also makes a great picnic spot!

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