Tryst Lake Trail
- Physical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the physical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
- Technical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
The trail to Tryst Lake is used year-round by many different types of adventurers. The summer trail is easy to follow and very straightforward. The elevation comes gradually and the lake is a great objective for beginner-intermediate hikers.
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Route Description for Tryst Lake Trail
From the trailhead, follow the main trail for 1.7 km before reaching a junction. Take the trail to the right for Tryst Lake. Gain elevation gradually as you make your way along the easy trail to Tryst Lake. There are options to make your way up the Tryst Lake ridge, which is a popular winter destination for skiers. From Tryst Lake, you can also link your trip with Tent Ridge to create a circuit. The lake is a beautiful and achievable destination itself; there is no pressure to push on to higher objectives.
Getting to the Tryst Lake Trail Trailhead
From the Trans Canada Highway, exit onto Highway 40 and follow this for 50.0 km before turning right onto Kananaskis Lakes trail. After 2.0 km, turn right onto Smith Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road. Stay on this for 26.0 km before turning left towards Mount Shark at Mount Engadine Lodge. Take your first left after the lodge to the trailhead.
Tryst Lake Trail Elevation Graph
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