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Headwall Lakes hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Headwall Lakes Statistics

Distance

5 KM

What are the activities at Headwall Lakes ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Headwall Lakes?

The Headwall Lakes are in a valley south-east of Mount Chester in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. They can be accessed from the Smith-Dorrien / Spray Trail road. Their waters flow down Headwall Creek into Smith-Dorrien Creek then south east into Lower Kananaskis Lake

The Headwall Lakes are a series of pristine, turquoise-colored lakes located in the Canadian Rockies. The lakes are surrounded by lush forest and towering mountains, making for an idyllic setting. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping in the area. The Headwall Lakes are also a popular spot for wildlife viewing, as black bears, elk, and deer can often be seen grazing in the meadows near the lakes.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.2452524
50.807441

What are the coordinates and address of Headwall Lakes?

Headwall Lakes
Headwall Lakes, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Headwall Lakes are located in the Kananaskis Country of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Trans-Canada Highway to the exit for Kananaskis Country. Follow the signs to Nakiska Ski Resort. The trailhead is located at the end of the road near the ski resort.

Why visit Headwall Lakes

The Headwall Lakes are a beautiful set of alpine lakes located in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. The lakes are nestled in a stunning valley, surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers. The area is a popular destination for hikers, climbers and photographers. The lakes are a great place to relax and enjoy the incredible scenery.

Is Headwall Lakes in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the individual and their family's interests and abilities. Some families may find Headwall Lakes an excellent place to spend time together, while others may find it too challenging or not suitable for their needs.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Headwall Lakes in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Hiking, camping, fishing, and mountain biking are some of the best activities to enjoy near Headwall Lakes.

Where to eat?

1. The hidden cafe in the forest - If you're looking for a unique and secluded dining experience, look no further than the hidden cafe in the forest. This charming restaurant is tucked away in a quiet corner of the woods, and offers a rustic setting and delicious food.

2. The old abandoned mill - This forgotten mill is now home to a charming little restaurant that serves up some of the best food in the area. The setting is unique and the food is delicious, making it a must-visit spot for foodies and nature lovers alike.

3. The secret garden - Tucked away behind a large hedge, this secret garden is home to a charming little restaurant that serves up some of the best food in the area. The setting is beautiful and the food is delicious, making it a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a romantic evening out.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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