Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Elk Pass

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This trail climbs on an old fire road for 4.9 km before it crosses a meadow and reaches West Elk Pass. You can continue into British Columbia and the Elk Lakes Provincial Park (BC Parks). Elk Lakes headquarters and the Alpine Club of Canada's Elk Lakes Cabin (alpineclubofcanada.ca/facility/elklakes.html) are located 4.3 km from the Alberta/BC border. Note that bikes are not permitted in Elk Lakes Provincial Park. The summer trail differs from the winter alignment in that the Elk Pass Cross-Country Ski Trail continues up to the hydroline and this route is used for bikes accessing Elk Lake Provincial Park, but bikes need to be remain in the parking area.

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Open
Length:5.6 km
Elevation Profile210 m / 700 ft m
Type:Out-and-Back
Point-to-Point
Group Size Limit:15  (Permit information)
SummerHikingMtn Biking/Cycling
Winter
Trail Map Spray Valley & Peter Lougheed Map (Geo Referenced)
Kananaskis Lakes Ski Trails Map
Winter Trails
Trail Report:Peter Lougheed
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Nov 4, 2022