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. 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. Has anyone instead picked a perhaps safer line down through larger rocks under the rock wall? Attempted July 5-7. Home»Backpacking in the Rockies»Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, August 25-28, 2012. 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. The footsteps in the snow helped us keep track of where the trail was. 7 of 42 photos. The snow that was on the trail was compact enough to walk on top of without falling in. Second day was certainly the challenge in this loop. 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. 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. I just took my time and walked at a steady pace. Subcategory Detail: Hiking. Turbine canyon is something to see, for about 15 minutes, but I really enjoyed the hike up to the C.O.D.A. We stayed at the Turbine Canyon campground which was very windy throughout the night. 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. 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. We took a dip in Beatty Lake (about 2km from the Three Isle campsite) and then continued on to Three Isle! 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. Day one I hiked from the Interlakes parking lot to Turbine Canyon. Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes. Second day was the trek through the BC side to Three Isle Lake via the North and then South Kan passes. 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. 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. In order to get back to camp before the others sent out a search party, I didn't stay long. At 2.2 km the Upper Lake Connector provides a second access to the Upper Lake Circuit. Completed September 3rd Thumbnails Info Categories & Keywords Category: Lifestyle and Recreation. Second day took us ~8 hours. BTW, Maude and Three Isle both have excellent fishing for Cutthroat, but not Beatty. Related Websites. The leg after Forks Campground is a bit of a challenge. Mt Indefatigable East Peak Loop via Indefatigable Trail. 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. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden. Amazing 3 day trip (July 12-14). First off, this trail has STUNNING views... coming over the North pass just makes you stop in your tracks. North Intake to Beatty Lake on Friday. The hike up to Three Isle was pretty dry. 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. The campground is 10.3 km from the day use via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail. Map: Three Isle. Some cut down trees/fallen trees along the way but nothing that changes the trail drastically. 23. Subcategory Detail: Hiking. ... Three Isle Lake was actually quite a pleasant temperature. Saw two grizzly cubs on the way down from Three Isle to the Forks! 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 North pass was beautiful - huge descent to the river below. This is a moderate one way trail to Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. 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. 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. Definitely more time than necessary to complete the loop but it made for relaxed mornings and evenings. Beatty to Turbine Saturday. Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #73. Overall, the trip was amazing and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Putnik (left). Home»Backpacking in the Rockies»Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, August 25-28, 2012. Third day was the hike down from Three Isle into the Forks and then back to the Upper Kan lake. Trail starts from Upper Kananaskis lake, follow directions to the Forks. We completed this trail in three days, beginning August 18th, completed August 20th. swaggy hike. We completed the Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake loop July 26 - 28. I hiked this loop solo middle of August and it was a beautiful experience! Just under 50kms in 3 days and 2 nights. 6. Good for a moderate backpacker, a beginner may be a little intimidated by middle section of the hike. none of our group were super experienced hikers and it proved difficult but fun nonetheless. We did it with our husky and besides carrying him over one creek he had no problem at all and was one happy doggo. Taken 25-Aug-12. Up at 6:30 the second day started with an early morning breakfast, tales of the evening and anxious discussion of the days adventure. 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. Golden larches every where. 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. 5 to Three Isle and 3 back to the parking lot. 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 Overall, a fabulous route and a much clearer trail than before. You could also camp at Three Isle Lake rather than Beatty Lake if you prefer. Note that fires aren’t allowed at Turbine, Beatty Lake, or Three Isle. Wow! We easily covered the 8km to the Fork campground in under two and a … 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. Then take Three Isle Lake Trail to reach Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground, approximately 11 km from Turbine Canyon. 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. Day 2 departing Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake was strenuous on the climbs and scree slope in the hot weather. Subcategory: Outdoors. 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. Home»Backpacking in the Rockies»Turbine Canyon and Three Isle Lake, August 25-28, 2012. There were 2 river crossings down at the bottom of the North pass - we managed across on some logs that were placed strategically. Very small amount of snow - packed down so gators and spikes were unnecessary. This trail goes by Forks Backcountry Campground and Forks Campground. 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. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but very fun! So people either didn't book or overstayed their welcome. First day took ~6 hours with some breaks and a lunch break. There is still a lot of snow getting up to Turbine Canyon. … The hike out to Forks campground is nice but flat, for about 7-8km. Three Isle cook out. Er führt entlang eines Sees, entlang eines Flusses und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. The hike to Turbine Canyon from Upper Kananaskis Lake makes for a relatively relaxing weekend with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. It is very easy to find and stay on the trail the entire way. Destination Lake: Three Isle Lake. 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. We stayed at Beatty Lake campground. Turbine Canyon Backcountry Peter Lougheed PP. 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. While saying that for any aspi The snow was deeper and soft. The most direct access to Turbine Canyon Backcountry Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, is via North Interlakes Day Use. I began day two by viewing Turbine Canyon. Three Isle Lake Campground: A popular site when we were there. Lol once again the views down the valley were phenomenal. Once I decided to take my boots off I had no trouble crossing the river at the bottom of the valley. We were on the trail by 8:30am. We stopped for lunch at the Forks campground and then went on to Turbine Canyon campground. Lots of bear scat on the back side but no wildlife spotting. It is passable, but plan for extra time and keep your bags light. Also, there are creeks throughout the whole hike, so no need to bring tons of water each day! There was still about 5 cm in the shaded treed areas though, and deeper patches and drifts near Haig glacier (2400 m+). We stayed at a fantastic, small campground that is just past the South Kananaskis Pass in B.C. ... You will then come down the ridge, through snowbanks and skree, to Three Isle Lake. The ascent up to the camp ground took me through some thick brush and dense forests making using my poles challenging. Route Description A touch of snow, maybe 200m where snow was on trail. Juli 2020 Beautiful backpack that I’d recommend dot anyone looking for something a bit more strenuous. Amazing views but day 2 is a tough one especially the second pass as it has a lot of scree. 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. Thumbnails Info Categories & Keywords Category: Lifestyle and Recreation. No snow or other tricky conditions. Beatty Lake backcountry campground does not require a permit, however Turbine Canyon campground does. Back to Area selection – use your back button to select another trail in the same area. Big section of fallen trees to climb over on the way into three isle. Stunning scenery amongst varying terrain that continually makes you reach for your camera. Definitely needed some poles but probably could have taken boots off and crossed in sandals across as it wasn't very deep. Putnik. Bikes are permitted as far as Invincible Creek, located approximately 3.8 km from the trailhead. 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. The next morning we got about 1km out towards the BC border and decided to turn back. Wondering if anyone attempted this trail this summer. And although not necessarily recommended,… Our third day was an easy downhill walk back to North Interlakes Day Use area. Kayak or Canoe Accessible Campgrounds Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground is accessible by canoe. 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. If your not looking for a workout take a few days to enjoy.. Beautiful trail! It was passable the whole way. ... Aster Lake Backcountry Campground Loop via Three Isle Lake Trail. Subcategory: Outdoors. The last day back to Upper Lake was downhill and easy. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. Visitors 403. Start from the Barrier Lake Day Use boat launch and paddle approximately 1.5 km west across Barrier Lake to the campground. Keywords: Haig glacier, Kananaskis, Maude Lake, North Kananaskis pass, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon, backpacking, hiking In the center, Mt. The trail to Turbine Canyon heads up the valley, ascending the avalanche slope off of Mt. The vista of the majestic mountains surrounding you all around is breathtaking. Note: Most people camp at Forks campground and hike to North Kananaskis Pass from there or continue through to the Turbine Canyon Campground. 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. did it in four days and three nights. The views are beautiful, the trek is long but the results are 100% worth it! Two river crossings between Beatty and Turbine - water was low enough that the logs were easy to cross. Instead we hiked to Three Isle camp via Forks campground. Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes. Taken 26-Aug-12. Drop your backpacking gear at Turbine Canyon Campground. Some areas are hip deep. 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. Trails are fairly clear so there was no getting lost. This was the most rewarding hiking experience of my life. Did it over 3 days from Sep 10-13. The views are beautiful! After Maude Lake you can camp at the Turbine campground. Very glad to have poles on the trip! The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Note: Most people camp at Forks campground and hike to North Kananaskis Pass from there or continue through to the Turbine Canyon Campground. Visitors 415. We noticed right away that the BC side was overgrown and not as well kept as the AB side. All in all a wonderful and beautiful adventure that you should go on. The descent down the pass is quite steep and long. Give it a go. Afterward I hiked a short distance to see a ski training hut. The views once you reach the Plateau are breathtaking. 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. It definitely was hard in the knees. The second day was definitely the hardest but most rewarding. Overall a great hike!!! Visitors 491. 19 of 42 photos. There were a few groups the last few days that made the same call. Day 2 departing Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake was strenuous on the climbs and scree slope in the hot weather. It’s a beautiful sight. This is NOT an easy hike to do in 1 day, however, and the ridge is no pushover for any length trip. We parked at the Interlakes parking lot at the Upper Kan lake. What a beautiful hike. Highly recommend. I completed in 3 days and 2 nights. Map: Three Isle … Over all this is an amazing hike because of the amount of diversity in terrain, vegetation, and views. The hike down was probably 6 hours or so... Again stopping alot. 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). 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. The last 5 km to the campsite were a struggle. At the campground/junction, head right toward Turbine Canyon Campground and North Kananaskis Pass. DIFFICULT 24.0 mi. Two thoughts. This time of year. The final trek up to Beatty Lake campground was really tough. We followed that trail into the campsite and it seemed to work out. Starting at Upper Kananaskis lake hiking to Three Isle lake for night one. Turbine back to North Intake on Sunday. 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). The trail was in great condition. 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. It was starting to snow a small amount in the morning. Taken 26-Aug-12. It seemed too risky. From there I began the hike to Three Isles Camp Ground. On the clockwise route, the short traverse of the hard-pan shale slope up high (below Beatty Lake) is exposed to a nasty slide. After that it's easy-peasy to Three Isle and a wonderful end. First night we slept at Turbine Canyon campground and second night at Three Isle Lake campground. 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. Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis Oktober zugänglich. 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. Thanks! 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. Beatty Lake was beautiful and we debated camping there instead of Three Isle but decided to continue on. Keywords: Haig glacier, Kananaskis, Maude Lake, North Kananaskis pass, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon, backpacking, hiking Nearing Forks campground. Just finished this great hike counter clockwise. The sun and heat are melting it, but that's making it trickier to pass through. First through overgrown bush, and then about an hour up a scree slope. The mountain vistas are wonderful. Would definitely recommend, we went as a group of seven, ages 17-57 and thoroughly enjoyed it! Once at the top of the pass you cross back into Alberta and you are at Maude Lake. We have a site at Turbine mid July and would love to do the loop but haven’t seen any recent reports so far! Take your time, pack water and filters, and make time for breaks. The descent down from Three Isle was beautiful, so many gorgeous views! We passed 3 other groups doing the loop. Katie Huang. The approach to campground wasn’t too bad. We did this in 3 days, 2 nights at the end of July. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gezeltet und gebackpackt werden. Subcategory: Outdoors. The previous Thursday and early Friday saw 20 cm of snow in the campgrounds, but by Saturday morning this had disappeared from the trail. I decided to walk the long way around Upper Kananaskis Lake. Nicely nestled in by Three Isle Lake and about 12km from Aster Lake over Northover Ridge. Also a great place to enjoy your lunch on the way out! Turbine was very buggy. Completed weekend of 17-19 July. 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