Lost Lake Hike

Difficulty
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Very Hard
Duration
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4-5.5h
Distance
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14.6 km
Elevation
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510 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Hiking to Lost Lake begins on a very popular trail that leads to Lillian and Galatea Lakes. The trail becomes quite primitive once you depart the main trail, but it leads to a place of solitude and beauty. Be prepared to encounter down trees and other obstacles on this route.

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Route Description for Lost Lake Hike

The Lost Lake Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis region, begins from the parking lot where you will join the main trail to Lillian and Galatea Lakes for the first 4.0 km of your trek. At this point, the main trail leads off to the right and you will follow a very faint and decommissioned trail marked with a cairn on the left. This is an old trapline used historically by Alvin Guinn that has been decommissioned for many decades. A historic hunting cabin belonging to Mr. Guinn exists along the trail and makes for an interesting landmark.

The trail is rough and rarely visited, with many down trees and other obstacles. Be sure to have a good idea of your route and a GPS track to stay on the trail. There are many animal paths and side trails leading to obscure peaks in the area. Reach the lake after a small climb and take in the beauty of this lake that has been quite literally lost.

Getting to the Lost Lake Hike Trailhead

Take Highway 40 southbound for 32.0 km before turning right into the Galatea day-use area.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June-September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Lillian Lake

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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