Three Isle Lake and South Kananaskis Pass

Turner Valley, Alberta

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Three Isle Lake is the most popular destination of all the trails radiating out from Upper Kananaskis Lake. Although you can hike there and back in one long day, it is far, far better to backpack in for a long weekend and spend time looking around some fantastic high country. Despite `improvements', the headwall still exacts its pound of sweat. Consider biking the fire road section to Invincible Creek. The trail stays within earshot of the noisy river, at one point crossing the bottom of a talus slope with a view of Mt. Putnik, and a more distant one of the headwall below Three Isle Lake with Mt. Worthington peeping over the top. On your left you pass a bewildering array of cliffs and towering peaks that are all part and parcel of Mt. Lyautey. A wonderfully clear spring bridged by the trail is the best place to fill up the water bottles.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1

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Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 1

by Gillean Daffern (Rocky Mountain Books)

Three Isle Lake is the most popular destination of all the trails radiating out from Upper Kananaskis Lake. Although you can hike there and back in one long day, it is far, far better to backpack in for a long weekend and spend time looking around some fantastic high country. Despite `improvements', the headwall still exacts its pound of sweat. Consider biking the fire road section to Invincible Creek.

The trail stays within earshot of the noisy river, at one point crossing the bottom of a talus slope with a view of Mt. Putnik, and a more distant one of the headwall below Three Isle Lake with Mt. Worthington peeping over the top. On your left you pass a bewildering array of cliffs and towering peaks that are all part and parcel of Mt. Lyautey. A wonderfully clear spring bridged by the trail is the best place to fill up the water bottles.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Turner Valley
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 2,053 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: Long day hike, backpack
Local Maps: 82 J/11 Kananaskis Lakes
Driving Directions: Directions to Three Isle Lake & South Kananaskis Pass

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