Turbine Canyon

Turbine Canyon near Kananaskis, AB


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
30 kms
6hours
difficult
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
User 26miler
NTS Map: 082J11

It's 15Km from the Upper Kananaskis Lake parking lot. 5-6hr to run the 30Km. Or a two-day hike. Campsites along the way at the Forks and at Turbine Canyon. Awesome view of the surrounding peaks along the way. Crossing Mountain streams and meadows. The trail gets much steeper after the Forks. The Canyon at the end is pretty neat. Who would have thought a little mountain stream can carve out such deep canyon (gotta be 200m deep!) For the dare devils, you can try jumping over the canyon at the head, it's about couple meters wide but a slip and fall is fatal!

Add another steep 3Km to visist Haig Glacier and the Canadian National Ski team training facility high on the glacier. The view up there is even more amazing.

Directions:



Trail starts from Upper Kananaskis lake, follow directions to the Forks. 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).
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By Clayton.Giles Posted By: Clayton.Giles  - Tue Apr 20 23:54:41 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question Hey is this hike and overnight camp open now? and is there tones of things to see?

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By bjwilkinsPosted By: bjwilkins  - Mon Sep 08 19:43:10 UTC 2008 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 Amazing Views of both BC and Alberta. from the North Kananaskis Pass, and Maude Lake. Maude Lake Also contains Cutthroat Troat that you can catch. Daily limit is 2 per day. Turbine Canyon is an amazing site. Downside Grueling climb after the forks. Pretty much the entire elevation gain is done in about 3 km after the forks. Comment This is a trip definately worth doing. I did it as an overnight, but staying 2 nights would be better. Give yourself a day to check out Haig Glacier as well, and some of the other sites in the area. The climb after the forks is very steep, but very much worth it.


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