Black Prince Cirque - Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Black Prince Cirque - Peter Lougheed Provincial Park near Kananaskis, 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
4 kms
4hours
moderate
Hiking
Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
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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).

Directions:

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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By krusty01Posted By: krusty01  - Tue Aug 01 01:01:46 UTC 2017 Not Rated Upside Great 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) Downside flies,
By Chrisdaniels650Posted By: Chrisdaniels650  - Wed Dec 02 19:17:34 UTC 2015 Not Rated Question Hey there.

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
By IMClarkePosted By: IMClarke  - Tue Nov 10 21:01:12 UTC 2015 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 Upside Nice 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.
By avocetPosted By: avocet  - Mon Jul 09 01:16:23 UTC 2012 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 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. Downside Steep exposed climb at the beginning.
No comfortable place to picnic for older hikers. :)
By longleggedhikerPosted By: longleggedhiker  - Fri May 07 18:42:25 UTC 2010 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 This 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. Downside Warspite 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. Comment An 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.
By RufffPosted By: Rufff  - Tue Aug 21 03:18:33 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Comment photos are from July 08, 2006 / / sorry
By RufffPosted By: Rufff  - Tue Aug 21 03:17:20 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside On a sunny day this is a great walk. Comment Posted some photos from July 08, 2007. Warspite still had water which just made the trip that much better.
By sdecariePosted By: sdecarie  - Sun Aug 06 16:32:36 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside A re-write of my post above. THe interpretive trail is interesting Downside What 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.
Comment It's the start of the trail Black Prince Lakes
By sdecariePosted By: sdecarie  - Sun Aug 06 15:58:17 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars Upside The interpretive trail is interesting Downside The no longer is a a decent view from Warspite Lake, it's now Warspite Lake Comment This is the start of the trail to Black Prince Lakes


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