Rowe Lakes

Rowe Lakes near Waterton Park Gate, AB


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
12 kms
4hours
moderate
Hiking
Fall, Summer
Waterton Park Gate, AB
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NTS Map: 082g01

Elevation gain - 555 m (1,820 ft). 12km distance is return.

This is a gently inclining trail to Rowe Meadow which then increases in steepness for the last kilometer to Rowe Lakes. In fall the larches are amazing. Mount Rowe is accessible as a side trip (easy scramble) from the northwest corner of upper Rowe Lake. Photo below center is Rowe Meadow from trail to the upper lakes. Photo below right is from Upper Lakes back down the valley and over the ledge to the Lower Lake. In spring, a large volume of water cascades over this ledge (bottom left photo), but usually dries up by the end of June.

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Directions:

Take Akamina Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park, to the signed Rowe Lakes trailhead.

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Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By MichelPosted By: Michel  - Sun Jun 10 15:04:16 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside The trail is not very hard. Downside None. Comment We were there last summer and it was just zen! We were alone for all our stay. In our way down we saw a couple of dears in the last ascent in the shadow. That was just awsome.
By oikosPosted By: oikos  - Tue Jun 28 02:15:54 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside For the reward, the trail isn't that hard. If you hike to the far (cliff side) edge of the upper lake closest to the cliff, you can look over the edge and see fish swimming in the lower lake. Downside Increasingly there are more people, especially on weekends. Also, you haven't been able to camp in the meadow for some time, even though maps still show a campsite. Comment A great place to see Hoary Marmots (we saw 4 (!) last weekend).


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