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Sept.9/18 a group of three of us did this hike in 3 hours with a 20 min stop at the top. 360 degree views at the top of mountain ranges and barrier lake on one side and prairies on the other. This hike is suitable...More
Easy. Nice view. Could be really crowded when weather is nice.
Longer if you do the loop by Jewel Pass. Otherwise go to the top and come back by the same road. Last 200m. is really steep and slipery because so many peoples walk there...More
The access to this trail is from the Barrier Dam Recreational Area parking area. It's very popular all season hike, and it's unlikely you'll be alone on this walk. In the winter, the trails are guaranteed to be icy, snowy, and muddy in spots so...More
I did this hike with my mother today and round trip with a number of breaks for photos, lunch, and rest it took us a solid 3 hours bottom to top and back. We went up an additional trek towards the fireman lookout for an...More
There are only a handful of interesting hikes that are available and accessible throughout the year in the Rockies. Prairie View is one of them. Starting at the Barrier Lake picnic area, it crosses the dam - the winds can be quite nasty here, but...More
I lead several day trips to Prairie View lookout on the ridge every summer and have for years. It's a relatively easy hike with a great payoff in the form of a 360 degree panoramic view. The hike is largely a gradual upgrade the whole...More
From Canmore, it is about a 30min drive east to Kananaskis Country to Barrier Lake.
You start at the Barrier Lake Dam, and walk over the dam and into the forest for this 12km return hike. Past the dam, the trail goes through lovely forest,...More