Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Elbow Lake

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This is a steep trail (old road) to Elbow Lake and the Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground. Beyond Elbow Lake, the trail connects to the Big Elbow Trail. The trail provide access to excellent biking trails in eastern Kananaskis Country. Elbow Lake is the only trail in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park that allows equestrian use. Watch for horses on the trail.

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Open

Trail and campground now open. Trail mainly snow covered with up to 10cm accumulation.

Length:1.4 km one-way
Elevation Profile120 m / 400 ft m
Type:Out-and-Back
Group Size Limit:35  (Permit information)
SummerHikingMtn Biking/CyclingEquestrian/Horseback Riding
Winter
Trail Map Sheep Valley Trails Map
Spray Valley & Peter Lougheed Map (Geo Referenced)
Trail Report:Peter Lougheed
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Oct 26, 2022