A very nice walk that starts up an abandoned logging road and quickly leads into a thick forest (about 15 minutes of moderate uphill). You will cross the river on a footbridge. There is a bench at the top of the hill where you can sit down and enjoy a view of the valley. On the way down you will arrive at Warspite Lake with cool towering rock walls. Interpretive bruchures can be found at the trailhead.
NTS Map: 082J11
Elevation Gain: 70 m (230 ft).
From Hwy 1, take the Hwy 40 exit and head south for about 50 km. Turn right (west) onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Drive 2.2 km down this road and turn right (south) onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail (also known as Hwy 742), and drive for 8 km to the Mt. Black Prince Day Use area.
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Posted By: krusty01
- Tue Aug 01 01:01:46 UTC 2017
UpsideGreat little hike, not too long and a great view of the lake at the end. I was Geocaching at the time. so we followed the trail around lake and kept on going a fair distance but we were not prepared to go all the way, maybe next time. Some great views from up there. (the bridge is in place) Downsideflies,
Posted By: Chrisdaniels650
- Wed Dec 02 19:17:34 UTC 2015
Wondering if the bridge is finished for the crossing to Mt black prince cirque...or if there is another way to cross. Hoping to snowshoe the trail on sun Dec 5...
Thanks in advance!!ANSWERS are in this forum: Bridge for mt black prince
Posted By: IMClarke
- Tue Nov 10 21:01:12 UTC 2015
UpsideNice area, there was a moose in the parking lot. Since 2013 the bridge across the river has been out. I believe that they are getting ready to fix it.
Posted By: avocet
- Mon Jul 09 01:16:23 UTC 2012
Upside The lake is shallow and beautiful and much of the trail well shaded.One hour in was sufficient and 1 hour out more than enough. Great hike. DownsideSteep exposed climb at the beginning. No comfortable place to picnic for older hikers. :)
Posted By: longleggedhiker
- Fri May 07 18:42:25 UTC 2010
UpsideThis is one of the best half-day hikes in all of Kananaskis Country! The interpretive trail brochure is very interesting and the whole was is very enjoyable. DownsideWarspite lake is a very nice place, don't get me wrong. However, it is more like a puddle nowdays. In addition, getting here requires 7 km of driving on a very dusty gravel road with numerous big rocks. CommentAn ideal hike for a hot summers day as is provides lots of shade. It is also less crowded owing to the gravel road. Very enjoyable.
Posted By: Rufff
- Tue Aug 21 03:18:33 UTC 2007
Commentphotos are from July 08, 2006 / / sorry
Posted By: Rufff
- Tue Aug 21 03:17:20 UTC 2007
UpsideOn a sunny day this is a great walk. CommentPosted some photos from July 08, 2007. Warspite still had water which just made the trip that much better.
Posted By: sdecarie
- Sun Aug 06 16:32:36 UTC 2006
UpsideA re-write of my post above. THe interpretive trail is interesting DownsideWhat I meant to write previously: There no longer is a decent view at Warspite Lake. There is no water in Warspite lake, it's Warspite puddle at best now. CommentIt's the start of the trail Black Prince Lakes
Posted By: sdecarie
- Sun Aug 06 15:58:17 UTC 2006
UpsideThe interpretive trail is interesting DownsideThe no longer is a a decent view from Warspite Lake, it's now Warspite Lake CommentThis is the start of the trail to Black Prince Lakes