Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Lookout (Winter)

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.

This 5.2 km one-way trail with 200 metres (650 ft) elevation gain is accessed off of Pocaterra Trail, 500 m south of the Whiskey Jack junction. It climbs to the fire lookout and provides panoramic views of the area. In the winter, the trail continues south to connect with Hydroline Trail, but in the summer the trail is an out-and-back due to unbridged stream crossings.
Note for commercial guides/instructors and school/community groups - there is a group size limit of 15 persons on this trail. Refer to permits for more information or phone 403-851-220


Always use extra caution on Lookout, particularly the steep south side.  Groomed only on North side, south side is Snowmobile packed only.  Pretty good base but will be bumpy and uneven.  Snowcat track packed from Hydroline to the low point at Boulton Creek- use caution for open water and/or ice at the creek.

Groomed: Nov 17 

Length:4.9 km
WinterCross Country Skiing
Trail Map Winter Trails
Trail Report:Peter Lougheed
Trails  Kananaskis Country  - All Parks
Updated: Nov 17, 2022