A touch of snow, maybe 200m where snow was on trail. – Beatty Lake Campground. 4 hours to turbine. Overall a great hike!!! Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis Oktober zugänglich. Turbine Canyon and Maude Lake via Maude-Lawson Trail, Mount Indefatigable Traverse [GESCHLOSSEN], Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail to Upper Kananaskis Falls, Upper Kananaskis Lake and Rawson Lake via Great Divide Trail, Aster Lake Trail through Three Isle Lake Trail, Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake Backpacking Loop, 2020 AllTrails, LLC Alle Rechte vorbehalten. The hike to Turbine Canyon from Upper Kananaskis Lake makes for a relatively relaxing weekend with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Go right at this junction (left takes you back to your car), and follow the clear path to Three Isle Lake Campground, which is roughly 3.5km from the junction. This trail goes by Forks Backcountry Campground and Forks Campground. ... Three Isle Lake was actually quite a pleasant temperature. While most people opt to hike this route as a 2 or 3 day trip, camping at Aster and Three Isle Lakes, this description is for a 1 day loop. We easily covered the 8km to the Fork campground in under two and a … Note that fires aren’t allowed at Turbine, Beatty Lake, or Three Isle. Subcategory Detail: Hiking. What a beautiful hike. Taken 26-Aug-12. At the Forks campsite, stay right to go to Turbine Canyon, left to Three Isle Lake.Editors Note: Attached GPS data is approximate, planned from Topo maps (but good quality topos). Taken 26-Aug-12. Golden larches every where. Day 2: You start the day with a short incline until you reach Maude Lake then there's a steep descend that'll take you down into the valley and into a whole nother environment with lush forests and plants not yet seen on this trail. Start from the Barrier Lake Day Use boat launch and paddle approximately 1.5 km west across Barrier Lake to the campground. Over all this is an amazing hike because of the amount of diversity in terrain, vegetation, and views. The next morning we got about 1km out towards the BC border and decided to turn back. While saying that for any aspi Saw two grizzly cubs on the way down from Three Isle to the Forks! Visitors 403. The campground is 10.3 km from the day use via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail. There were 2 river crossings down at the bottom of the North pass - we managed across on some logs that were placed strategically. Taken 25-Aug-12. We stopped for lunch at the Forks campground and then went on to Turbine Canyon campground. Er führt entlang eines Sees, entlang eines Flusses und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake Backpacking Loop is a 29.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The descent down the pass is quite steep and long. Putnik (left). Home»Backpacking in the Rockies»Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, August 25-28, 2012. Overall, a fabulous route and a much clearer trail than before. I hiked this loop solo middle of August and it was a beautiful experience! Kayak or Canoe Accessible Campgrounds Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground is accessible by canoe. Visitors 415. … Such stunning views! Unfortunately we didn’t get to experience the lake for long as a rain storm was sneaking onto us, so we decided to hike back to our camp at forks. We parked at the Interlakes parking lot at the Upper Kan lake. Forks Campground: A backup option if Three Isle Lake is booked up, at 4km further it would make for a long, but doable day two. We took a dip in Beatty Lake (about 2km from the Three Isle campsite) and then continued on to Three Isle! We did two nights, one at forks, which took us 2 hours to get too, then from forks to Turbine Canyon which took us 7 hours, granted I'm not that fit and for my first back country camping, I was super slow with my extra gear. :). That was a challenging hike. Completed weekend of 17-19 July. Big section of fallen trees to climb over on the way into three isle. The hike is not without its challenges, such as the 2km climb after Forks Campground, but is, for the most part, flat terrain and ideal for backcountry rookies. Next day to Three Isle- the trail was relatively overgrown, not sure if it’s because fewer people do the loop (we only saw 1 group) or because it’s on the BC side. Trails are fairly clear so there was no getting lost. We have a site at Turbine mid July and would love to do the loop but haven’t seen any recent reports so far! The route to Three Isle Lake Campground follows the route you walked in to Turbine Canyon for roughly 7.5km until you come to a junction. As others have said, the BC side is more overgrown than AB, but someone has recently went trough and cut back all of the bushes. We completed this trail in three days, beginning August 18th, completed August 20th. Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes. Completed September 3rd First night we slept at Turbine Canyon campground and second night at Three Isle Lake campground. There were a few groups the last few days that made the same call. Subcategory: Outdoors. Nicely nestled in by Three Isle Lake and about 12km from Aster Lake over Northover Ridge. Did the full loop in three days but this day was the hardest! The ascent up to the camp ground took me through some thick brush and dense forests making using my poles challenging. Second day was the trek through the BC side to Three Isle Lake via the North and then South Kan passes. Would agree with Leah, it was swaggy. Wondering if anyone attempted this trail this summer. Subcategory: Outdoors. No snow or other tricky conditions. It never got boring or monotonous feeling. Turbine canyon is something to see, for about 15 minutes, but I really enjoyed the hike up to the C.O.D.A. Subcategory: Outdoors. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/three-isle-lake At 2.2 km the Upper Lake Connector provides a second access to the Upper Lake Circuit. The snow was deeper and soft. An option to consider is to stay at Beatty Lake campground to shorten the day giving more time to enjoy the lake and Three Isle the following day. Final day took us about 5 hours with a lunch break again at Forks, and we were especially slow on this day even on the flat walk from Forks to the car. Give it a go. Would definitely recommend, we went as a group of seven, ages 17-57 and thoroughly enjoyed it! Wow! The approach to campground wasn’t too bad. The snow that was on the trail was compact enough to walk on top of without falling in. Home»Backpacking in the Rockies»Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, August 25-28, 2012. There was still about 5 cm in the shaded treed areas though, and deeper patches and drifts near Haig glacier (2400 m+). Lol once again the views down the valley were phenomenal. Has anyone instead picked a perhaps safer line down through larger rocks under the rock wall? Some areas are hip deep. The trail to Turbine Canyon heads up the valley, ascending the avalanche slope off of Mt. Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #72, Trailhead: North Interlakes 50.631898N, -115.140726W, Your browser does not support displaying the Trailhead Map. Got to parking lot around 3PM so just under 14 hours to complete! Distance 10.4 km one way, height gain 738 m. This is the key section of a popular four-day backpack starting from Upper Kananaskis Lake that takes in Aster Lake, Northover Ridge, Three Isle Lake, South Kananaskis Pass, Leroy Creek, North Kananaskis Pass and Turbine Canyon. The tent sites are scattered in two separate loops; the first located amongst the trees above the lake and the second, 0.5 kilometres along the lake shore on the opposite side of the creek. Hike west (right if you are facing the lake) and follow the Upper Kananaskis Lakes Trail, then the Three Isle Lake Trail to Forks Campground (7.3 km). Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake Backpacking Loop ist ein 47.5 Kilometer langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Kanada. There is still a lot of snow getting up to Turbine Canyon. Day 2 departing Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake was strenuous on the climbs and scree slope in the hot weather. I wish we could have but we were too tired. At the campground/junction, head right toward Turbine Canyon Campground and North Kananaskis Pass. The second day was definitely the hardest but most rewarding. At Turbine Canyon, the water flows down from the glacier and suddenly drops into a slit in the rock, falling about 100m almost straight down and into a deep canyon. Distance: 6.7 km to forks, 10.2 km to lake, 13 km to pass.The time and distance are round-trip.The hike to the Forks Campground from Upper Kananaskis Lake is a good hike for your first overnight trip of the year. The North pass was beautiful - huge descent to the river below. It definitely was hard in the knees. Peter Lougheed PP - Three Isle Creek Backcountry Campground Map Map, Kananaskis, Three Isle Lake Creek Backcountry, Three Isle Lake Backcountry, Peter Lougheed PP, Kananaskis Country: 367 kb Peter Lougheed PP - Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground Map Map, Kananaskis, Turbine Canyon Backcountry, Peter Lougheed PP, Kananaskis Country: 147 kb Instead we hiked to Three Isle camp via Forks campground. Note: Most people camp at Forks campground and hike to North Kananaskis Pass from there or continue through to the Turbine Canyon Campground. The backcountry campground is located 15.1 km from the trailhead via the Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit, Three Isle Lake and Maude-Lawson Trails and the elevation gain totals 525 metres. First day took ~6 hours with some breaks and a lunch break. The final trek up to Beatty Lake campground was really tough. Highly recommend. 6. I decided to walk the long way around Upper Kananaskis Lake. Subcategory Detail: Hiking. Beatty to Turbine Saturday. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Just finished this great hike counter clockwise. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but very fun! If you go counterclockwise, camp at Beatty Lake (only 4 sites) as it's at the top of the slope and you'll have more time to rest your weary legs after a tough battle. The hike up to Three Isle was pretty dry. This was the most rewarding hiking experience of my life. On AllTrails, it said to walk up the creek and around which I'm sure would have worked as well because we saw that on the map at Beatty campground. Stunning scenery amongst varying terrain that continually makes you reach for your camera. It is very easy to find and stay on the trail the entire way. You could also camp at Three Isle Lake rather than Beatty Lake if you prefer. Keywords: Haig glacier, Kananaskis, Maude Lake, North Kananaskis pass, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon, backpacking, hiking In the center, Mt. The trail to Three Isle Lake ascends to it's left; the trail to Turbine Canyon ascends it's eastern slopes. North Intake to Beatty Lake on Friday. We passed 3 other groups doing the loop. Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #73. PRIMARY ROUTE: 15.1km via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail/Maude-Lawson Trail from North Interlakes Day Use (525m elevation) Campground Info. The next day we looped around to the North Kananaskis Pass, back into Alberta, to Turbine Canyon for our second night. It’s a beautiful sight. From there I began the hike to Three Isles Camp Ground. Destination Lake: Three Isle Lake. We made sure to have our AllTrails map loaded in the app before we lost service on the drive up so that we didn't get lost. Very glad to have poles on the trip! 7 of 42 photos. Start-End Times: July 29 2005 at 03:37pm, August 01 2005 at 07:15pm One way estimated distance: 48.26Km One way estimated height gain: 2689m One way estimated height loss: 2647m Route: Northover Ridge to Three Isle Lake to Turbine Canyon. It was starting to snow a small amount in the morning. Map: Three Isle … First off, this trail has STUNNING views... coming over the North pass just makes you stop in your tracks. This is a moderate one way trail to Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Thumbnails Info Categories & Keywords Category: Lifestyle and Recreation. So people either didn't book or overstayed their welcome. The hike out to Forks campground is nice but flat, for about 7-8km. Day 3: Nothing but amazing views from Beatty to Three isle Lake then down to the valley back to Forks that'll surly leave you wanting to do this hike again. It is passable, but plan for extra time and keep your bags light. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gezeltet und gebackpackt werden. Completed this hike solo in a day, started at 1:15AM waited for sunrise to descend down the scree slope at the south Kananaskis pass talked with BC forestry folks and few other groups on way back. 19 of 42 photos. We did this in 3 days, 2 nights at the end of July. did it in four days and three nights. The AllTrails map, my recording, and the maps on the trail all give different mileage so I have no idea how far it is between each campsite. We stayed at the Turbine Canyon campground which was very windy throughout the night. Thanks! Didn't see any bears, saw moose and deer and birds a plenty. The hike back out on the third day was pretty easy. My suggestion is clockwise to Three Isle first and then make your way to Turbine through Beatty lake, the descent to the scree slope and the scree slope are something I would rather not do towards the end of the longer second day. Watch out for bears though as we've had an encounter with a Grizzly after LeRoy creek. Back to Area selection – use your back button to select another trail in the same area. The last day back to Upper Lake was downhill and easy. Second day took us ~8 hours. Thumbnails Info Categories & Keywords Category: Lifestyle and Recreation. camp. Day 1: the steep incline after the Forks campground is very challenging but once that's done you'll be rewarded with beautiful views in the meadows on the plateau. Up at 6:30 the second day started with an early morning breakfast, tales of the evening and anxious discussion of the days adventure. Distance 10.4 km one way, height gain 738 m, moderately strenuous This is the key section of a popular four-day backpack starting from Upper Kananaskis Lake that takes in Aster Lake, Northover Ridge, Three Isle Lake, South Kananaskis Pass, Leroy Creek, North Kananaskis Pass and Turbine Canyon. We followed that trail into the campsite and it seemed to work out. Watch for the cairns at the creek crossing to stay on trail. The views at the "meadow break" were incredible. Subcategory Detail: Hiking. Definitely needed some poles but probably could have taken boots off and crossed in sandals across as it wasn't very deep. Two thoughts. I would recommend this trail to everyone the views you get at both continental devides is spectacular, if doing I would suggest going clockwise as when you go past Beaty lake you follow a creek bed down and the scree slope trail is easy to navigate clockwise it’s easy to loose the trail and makes for more difficulty. ... You will then come down the ridge, through snowbanks and skree, to Three Isle Lake. Turbine back to North Intake on Sunday. The hike up to Turbine was really nice, quite the elevation gain in the first hour or so, then levelled out to lots of meadow breaks and small stream crossings (with bridges). Lots of bear scat on the back side but no wildlife spotting. We did it with our husky and besides carrying him over one creek he had no problem at all and was one happy doggo. Lots of activity at Three isle camp ground and Turbine camp ground. It was passable the whole way. Backpacking loop with amazing views! On the clockwise route, the short traverse of the hard-pan shale slope up high (below Beatty Lake) is exposed to a nasty slide. This was a great backpacking trip, we did in 3 days, stay left at Beatty lake over the little creek as you can easily go down the wrong path. An option to consider is to stay at Beatty Lake campground to shorten the day giving more time to enjoy the lake and Three Isle the following day. Starting at Upper Kananaskis lake hiking to Three Isle lake for night one. Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon & more: backpack Coordinator: Anita Report: The temperature was cool, perfect for hiking, as five Ramblers set off saturday morning from the Upper Kananaskis Lake parking lot around the North side of the lake. If your not looking for a workout take a few days to enjoy.. Beautiful trail! I began day two by viewing Turbine Canyon. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. We did get lost at the top of the scree slope, we looked at previous recordings that other people had done and took a hard right up the creek bed to the top of the lookout, and found a trail and some paper someone had put on a few trees. Juli 2020 Did it over 3 days from Sep 10-13. Thumbnails Info Categories & Keywords Category: Lifestyle and Recreation. Day 2 departing Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake was strenuous on the climbs and scree slope in the hot weather. The weather was fantastic and had the makings for a very hot day. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. And although not necessarily recommended,… Route Description Visitors 491. Bikes are permitted as far as Invincible Creek, located approximately 3.8 km from the trailhead. Some cut down trees/fallen trees along the way but nothing that changes the trail drastically. Overall, the trip was amazing and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. From there the steady climb up the screw slope is tough but doable. The leg after Forks Campground is a bit of a challenge. We went counter-clockwise, going to Turbine Canyon the first night, going through the North and South Kananaskis passes on the second day, staying at Three Isle Creek Campground the second night, and hiked back out to the car via Forks campground on the final day. Very small amount of snow - packed down so gators and spikes were unnecessary. The sun and heat are melting it, but that's making it trickier to pass through. Both sites have bear boxes and picnic tables. The descent down from Three Isle was beautiful, so many gorgeous views! All in all a wonderful and beautiful adventure that you should go on. Also, there are creeks throughout the whole hike, so no need to bring tons of water each day! Trail starts from Upper Kananaskis lake, follow directions to the Forks. I completed in 3 days and 2 nights. The first day we went to Turbine Canyon- if you have time I’d recommend staying an extra night there to check out the glacier and surrounding area. Turbine Canyon campground itself is mostly snow free. We stayed at a fantastic, small campground that is just past the South Kananaskis Pass in B.C. none of our group were super experienced hikers and it proved difficult but fun nonetheless. A couple creek passings from turbine to three isle that resulted in wet shoes. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden. Take your time, pack water and filters, and make time for breaks. Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. First through overgrown bush, and then about an hour up a scree slope. The last 5 km to the campsite were a struggle. Our third day was an easy downhill walk back to North Interlakes Day Use area. Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake backpacking We went up to Turbine Canyon last Saturday (Aug. 25th), dayhiked the area on Sunday, then headed to Three Isle Lake on Monday, exiting on Tuesday. Turbine was very buggy. swaggy hike. ... Aster Lake Backcountry Campground Loop via Three Isle Lake Trail. This time of year. Beatty Lake was beautiful and we debated camping there instead of Three Isle but decided to continue on. DIFFICULT 24.0 mi. Just under 50kms in 3 days and 2 nights. The scree slope was steep and very narrow at some parts, but doable and had great views (even for me, not very experienced with scree and very afraid of heights). Beatty Lake backcountry campground does not require a permit, however Turbine Canyon campground does. Then take Three Isle Lake Trail to reach Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground, approximately 11 km from Turbine Canyon. We stayed at Beatty Lake campground. Third day was the hike down from Three Isle into the Forks and then back to the Upper Kan lake. 23. The views once you reach the Plateau are breathtaking. Mt Indefatigable East Peak Loop via Indefatigable Trail. Although you can hike there and back in one very long day, it is far better to backpack in to the campground for a long weekend and spend time looking around some fantastic high country. Drop your backpacking gear at Turbine Canyon Campground. Note: Most people camp at Forks campground and hike to North Kananaskis Pass from there or continue through to the Turbine Canyon Campground. Afterward I hiked a short distance to see a ski training hut. Three Isle Lake Campground: A popular site when we were there. The views are beautiful! We were on the trail by 8:30am. Map: Three Isle. Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake backpacking The previous Thursday and early Friday saw 20 cm of snow in the campgrounds, but by Saturday morning this had disappeared from the trail. Once at the top of the pass you cross back into Alberta and you are at Maude Lake. The most direct access to Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, is via North Interlakes Day Use. Second day was certainly the challenge in this loop. Then you're in for an incredible downhill over scree and some overgrowth before bottoming out in the valley. This is NOT an easy hike to do in 1 day, however, and the ridge is no pushover for any length trip. The views are beautiful, the trek is long but the results are 100% worth it! The previous Thursday and early Friday saw 20 cm of snow in the campgrounds, but by Saturday morning this had disappeared from the trail. AB side had great trails, very well taken care of and easy to follow. In order to get back to camp before the others sent out a search party, I didn't stay long. 12 of 42 photos. Definitely more time than necessary to complete the loop but it made for relaxed mornings and evenings. Amazing 3 day trip (July 12-14). BTW, Maude and Three Isle both have excellent fishing for Cutthroat, but not Beatty. Katie Huang. The mountain vistas are wonderful. Putnik. Related Websites. The vista of the majestic mountains surrounding you all around is breathtaking. We completed the Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake loop July 26 - 28. It isn't too far (under 7 km) or too steep and it puts you in easy range of Three Isle Lake and the South Kananaskis Pass. Also a great place to enjoy your lunch on the way out! Three Isle cook out. I just took my time and walked at a steady pace. The trail was in great condition. Turbine Canyon Backcountry Peter Lougheed PP. The 15 km (9 mile) journey into Turbine Canyon Campground begins at the North Interlakes parking lot on Upper Kananaskis Lake where the trail takes you around the North side of the lake and west toward three other campgrounds worthy of future visits, the Point, Three Isle Lake and the Forks Campgrounds. Three Isle Lake is the most popular overnight destination of all the trails radiating out from Upper Kananaskis Lake. Home»Backpacking in the Rockies»Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, August 25-28, 2012. The footsteps in the snow helped us keep track of where the trail was. Good for a moderate backpacker, a beginner may be a little intimidated by middle section of the hike. Once I decided to take my boots off I had no trouble crossing the river at the bottom of the valley. Two river crossings between Beatty and Turbine - water was low enough that the logs were easy to cross. Second, if you're using Gaia GPS, the second crossing of LeRoy Creek (again clockwise route) is shown maybe 0.5 km sooner than where the actual trail and common sense indicates. Amazing views but day 2 is a tough one especially the second pass as it has a lot of scree. Day one I hiked from the Interlakes parking lot to Turbine Canyon. Keywords: Haig glacier, Kananaskis, Maude Lake, North Kananaskis pass, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon, backpacking, hiking Nearing Forks campground. Beautiful backpack that I’d recommend dot anyone looking for something a bit more strenuous. After that it's easy-peasy to Three Isle and a wonderful end. If you're taking the shoulder up, it's just a steep straight-up-the-mountain go before another rough and steep scree slope to conquer. We noticed right away that the BC side was overgrown and not as well kept as the AB side. After Maude Lake you can camp at the Turbine campground. Turbine Canyon and Maude Lake via Maude-Lawson Trail is a 21.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 5 to Three Isle and 3 back to the parking lot. The hike down was probably 6 hours or so... Again stopping alot. It seemed too risky. Attempted July 5-7. 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Backpacking and is best used from May until October primary route: 15.1km via Upper Lake.