Tryst Lake Trail
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Tryst Lake Trail

Kananaskis – Smith Dorrien
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Tryst Lake Trail

Tryst Lake Trail

Distance: 4.5mi
Elevation: 1,302ft
Time: 2.5-3.5h

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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.

Tryst Lake Trail Map

Getting there

From the Trans Canada Highway, exit onto Highway 40 and follow this for 31.1mi before turning right onto Kananaskis Lakes trail. After 1.2mi, turn right onto Smith Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road. Stay on this for 16.2mi before turning left towards Mount Shark at Mount Engadine Lodge. Take your first left after the lodge to the trailhead.

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When to do

June-September

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Tryst Lake Trail
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Tryst Lake Trail Description

From the trailhead, follow the main trail for 1.1mi 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.

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