Time: 3 hours Distance: 7 km (to Forks Campground) Elevation Gain: 320 m How to Get to There: From Hwy 1, head south on Hwy 40 to Kananaskis Lakes Road. Map Legend. Very small amount of snow - packed down so gators and spikes were unnecessary. Enjoy beautiful lake and mountain views at these scenic sites. Take your time, pack water and filters, and make time for breaks. The hike out to Forks campground is nice but flat, for about 7-8km. ** **We will do our best to honor your selected site, but due to unforeseen circumstances the _specific site cannot be guaranteed_. We did it with our husky and besides carrying him over one creek he had no problem at all and was one happy doggo. Beautiful backpack that I’d recommend dot anyone looking for something a bit more strenuous. We have a site at Turbine mid July and would love to do the loop but haven’t seen any recent reports so far! On June 27/28th, a big group of us from the WMIG went up to the Forks Campground for a backpacking trip. It is 7.3 km from the trailhead via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail. Two thoughts. ... Three Isle Lake was actually quite a pleasant temperature. 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. Need to Know: The Three Forks hot springs and much of the riverbank leading upstream for the campground are on unmarked private land. Make sure here to descend to the trail that contours around the lake and donât continue along the route to Three Isle Lake, although this is also a great backpack option. We made sure to have our AllTrails map loaded in the app before we lost service on the drive up so that we didn't get lost. The approach to campground wasn’t too bad. Three Isle cook out. Bass Lake offers a beach and boat ramp. It is passable, but plan for extra time and keep your bags light. 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. 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. 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. swaggy hike. The best move you can make for your camping pleasure is undoubtedly Forks Campground on the scenic western slope of the central Sierras. Three Isle Lake is a 10.3km hike from the North Interlakes parking lot with 490m elevation gain and passes through the Forks campground. Forks Backcountry Hike. 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). No fires permitted. On our map we show Option 2, which includes a backtrack to Forks Campground and then continued to the Three Isle Lake Campground from there. It never got boring or monotonous feeling. It is very easy to find and stay on the trail the entire way. This trail goes by Rawson Lake Trailhead, Foch Pond, Aster Lake Backcountry Campground, Three Isle Lake Campground, Forks Campground, Jct Upper Lake Circuit, Indefatigable Trail â¦ The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 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 footsteps in the snow helped us keep track of where the trail was. Attempted July 5-7. I just took my time and walked at a steady pace. Both sites have bear boxes and picnic tables. Best Camping in Forks on Tripadvisor: Find 268 traveler reviews, 195 candid photos, and prices for 6 camping in Forks, Washington, United States. Follow the Three Isle Lake Trail to Forks campground and continue on that trail to an avalanche path, 241101; another broader path exists a little further. 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. The sun and heat are melting it, but that's making it trickier to pass through. 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. Stunning scenery amongst varying terrain that continually makes you reach for your camera. Turbine back to North Intake on Sunday. Day 2 departing Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake was strenuous on the climbs and scree slope in the hot weather. Three Isle Lake Campground: A popular site when we were there. The hike back out on the third day was pretty easy. Campground Description: Forks Backcountry Campground is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, 50 km south of Hwy. I decided to walk the long way around Upper Kananaskis Lake. Enter a campground, Provincial Park, city or town, and we'll make suggestions on where you can go camping. A touch of snow, maybe 200m where snow was on trail. The leg after Forks Campground is a bit of a challenge. 1 on Hwy. Then you're in for an incredible downhill over scree and some overgrowth before bottoming out in the valley. It seemed too risky. 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. Trail starts from Upper Kananaskis lake, follow directions to the Forks. Climb this old road to get cross-country access to Warm Springs Canyon and the Three Forks hot springs. 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. We took a dip in Beatty Lake (about 2km from the Three Isle campsite) and then continued on to Three Isle! Watch for the cairns at the creek crossing to stay on trail. About 15 tent sites are nestled in the forest at this lovely creekside campground. We followed that trail into the campsite and it seemed to work out. Just finished this great hike counter clockwise. 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. On the last day of our trip (25 JUL 2004), we simply packed up camp and hiked out along the Three Isle Lake trail. Spray Valley & Peter Lougheed Map (Geo Referenced), Three Isle Creek Backcountry Campground Map. At the junction of Three Isle Creek and the Upper Kananaskis River is the âForksâ Campground where our journey takes us north along the river for a time, before the ascent onto the avalanche slopes beneath Mount Putnik. If you're taking the shoulder up, it's just a steep straight-up-the-mountain go before another rough and steep scree slope to conquer. There are pit/vault toilets and secure food storage lockers here. Note that fires aren’t allowed at Turbine, Beatty Lake, or Three Isle. Instead we hiked to Three Isle camp via Forks campground. Forks Backcountry Campground is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, 50 km south of Hwy. Popular activities include swimming, motorized boating, non-motorized boating, water skiing, sailing and fishing for bass, trout, bluegill and catfish. The mountain vistas are wonderful. Drop your backpacking gear at Turbine Canyon Campground. Lots of activity at Three isle camp ground and Turbine camp ground. Lol once again the views down the valley were phenomenal. 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. Second day was the trek through the BC side to Three Isle Lake via the North and then South Kan passes. Very glad to have poles on the trip! Four-mile-long Bass Lake is a popular mountain recreation destination, offering fishing, boating, waterskiing, and hiking. From there I began the hike to Three Isles Camp Ground. It definitely was hard in the knees. Soon you arrive at Point Campground, roughly 8.0 km into the trip. Overall, the trip was amazing and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The snow was deeper and soft. Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground is located in Kananaskis, AB. Second day was certainly the challenge in this loop. Definitely not for the faint of heart, but very fun! Another hiker turned up with pictures of Three Isle Campground covered in snow . Beatty to Turbine Saturday. This is the âsaferâ option, and is still a very pleasant day. Also, there are creeks throughout the whole hike, so no need to bring tons of water each day! We stopped for lunch at the Forks campground and then went on to Turbine Canyon campground. Final day took us about 5 hours with a lunch break again at Forks, and we were especially slow on this day even on the flat walk from Forks to the car. Once I decided to take my boots off I had no trouble crossing the river at the bottom of the valley. Find Forks Campground - Three Isle Lake - Turbine Canyon 2009 by kami at Blurb Books. Whether you are RVâing, tenting or looking to rent a small comfortable cabin, Camp Three Forks, is highly touted by all itâs visitors as one of the stateâs premier campgrounds. 60m. North Intake to Beatty Lake on Friday. The trail was in great condition. Cavalry in the 1800s built the old military grade road on the west side of the river. I hiked this loop solo middle of August and it was a beautiful experience! 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. Besides this campground, there are eleven more campgrounds listed in Kananaskis. 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. Highly recommend. 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. Good for a moderate backpacker, a beginner may be a little intimidated by middle section of the hike. Golden larches every where. We noticed right away that the BC side was overgrown and not as well kept as the AB side. Completed weekend of 17-19 July. Did it over 3 days from Sep 10-13. Contrasting the near-solitude we enjoyed at Aster Lake and on Northover Ridge, the Three Isle Lake trail was very busy on this day all the way from the lake to â¦ The camp is forested with cedar, ponderosa pine, and oak trees. Overall a great hike!!! The views at the "meadow break" were incredible. Nicely nestled in by Three Isle Lake and about 12km from Aster Lake over Northover Ridge. There are 20 campsites here, â¦ 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. First through overgrown bush, and then about an hour up a scree slope. The ascent up to the camp ground took me through some thick brush and dense forests making using my poles challenging. Lots of bear scat on the back side but no wildlife spotting. The campground is 10.3 km from the day use via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail. Forks Backcountry Campground is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, 50 km south of Hwy. There's also thirteen attractions listed in this city in other categories. Hidden Lake Water feature, 4½ km southeast; Other Places. Three Forks Campground located in Hill City, SD provides 50/30 amp RV sites,Camping cabins,Tentspaces, Call (605) 574-4546 Three Forks Campground (605) 574-4546 Legend Aerial. There is still a lot of snow getting up to Turbine Canyon. On AllTrails, it said to walk up the creek and around which I'm sure would have worked as well because we saw that on the map at Beatty campground. Watch out for bears though as we've had an encounter with a Grizzly after LeRoy creek. Would agree with Leah, it was swaggy. We ascended towards some bluffs that we circumvented climber's left, staying in â¦ Overall, a fabulous route and a much clearer trail than before. We completed the Turbine Canyon to Three Isle Lake loop July 26 - 28. 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. Would definitely recommend, we went as a group of seven, ages 17-57 and thoroughly enjoyed it! Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 11:00 AM: The plan is to hike to the Forks campground for the first night, Three Isle Lake for the second night, back to Forks on the third night, and return to the trailhead on the Turbine Canyon campground itself is mostly snow free. 5 to Three Isle and 3 back to the parking lot. Turbine was very buggy. NOTE: The Forks is a common location for Grizzly bears. Beatty Lake backcountry campground does not require a permit, however Turbine Canyon campground does. The descent down from Three Isle was beautiful, so many gorgeous views! First night we slept at Turbine Canyon campground and second night at Three Isle Lake campground. We completed this trail in three days, beginning August 18th, completed August 20th. We parked at the Interlakes parking lot at the Upper Kan lake. Third day was the hike down from Three Isle into the Forks and then back to the Upper Kan lake. Contact Three Forks Campground in Hill City, SD by calling (605) 574-4546 I wish we could have but we were too tired. We were on the trail by 8:30am. Later that evening two young men from Toronto turned up in sneakers and it seemed that they were doing the traverse as well. After that it's easy-peasy to Three Isle and a wonderful end. On the clockwise route, the short traverse of the hard-pan shale slope up high (below Beatty Lake) is exposed to a nasty slide. The path is strewn with rocks as you follow the old fire road before heading deep into the forest once well past the lake. All in all a wonderful and beautiful adventure that you should go on. Forks campground is located on a hillside overlooking Bass Lake. Forks Campground Campsite; Three Isle Lake Campground Campsite, 2½ km west; Three Isle Creek Camp Campsite, 2½ km west; Park Patrol Cabin Information, 3 km west; Park Partol Cabin Building, 3 km west; Point Backcountry Campground Campsite, 4 km east Situated on a hillside overlooking the aptly dubbed Bass Lake, the park offers swimming, boating, sailing, and some of the best gosh darn bass fishinâ in these parts! The last 5 km to the campsite were a struggle. Didn't see any bears, saw moose and deer and birds a plenty. This time, instead of taking the Maude-Lawson Lakes trail at Forks, Lupe stayed on the Three Isle Lake trail. Such stunning views! This time of year. It’s a beautiful sight. 40 and south on Kananaskis Lakes Trail. The snow that was on the trail was compact enough to walk on top of without falling in. What a beautiful hike. 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. 300ft. The hike up to Three Isle was pretty dry. There were a few groups the last few days that made the same call. Some cut down trees/fallen trees along the way but nothing that changes the trail drastically. The closest access is at North Interlakes Day Use Area. Has anyone instead picked a perhaps safer line down through larger rocks under the rock wall? It isn't too far (under 7 km) or too steep and it puts you in easy range of Three Isle Lake and the South Kananaskis Pass. Backpacking loop with amazing views! Some areas are hip deep. Give it a go. Tip: To get to the top of the Headwall with less effort, stash your backpack in a locker at the Forks. We passed 3 other groups doing the loop. 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. The views are beautiful! did it in four days and three nights. Trail starts from Upper Kananaskis lake, follow directions to the Forks. The closest access is at North Interlakes Day Use Area. Amazing views but day 2 is a tough one especially the second pass as it has a lot of scree. I completed in 3 days and 2 nights. The North pass was beautiful - huge descent to the river below. Over all this is an amazing hike because of the amount of diversity in terrain, vegetation, and views. A couple creek passings from turbine to three isle that resulted in wet shoes. We stayed at Beatty Lake campground. Second day took us ~8 hours. Ain't no fork in the road here folks! The views once you reach the Plateau are breathtaking. By then she was already getting close to the Forks Campground about 7.1 km from the trailhead. Completed September 3rd This was the most rewarding hiking experience of my life. 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. The final trek up to Beatty Lake campground was really tough. From there the steady climb up the screw slope is tough but doable. My suggestion is clockwise to Three Isle first and then make your way to Turbine through Beatty lake, the descent to the scree slope and the scree slope are something I would rather not do towards the end of the longer second day. At the campground/junction, head right toward Turbine Canyon Campground and North Kananaskis Pass. Big section of fallen trees to climb over on the way into three isle. It was passable the whole way. Amazing 3 day trip (July 12-14). If your not looking for a workout take a few days to enjoy.. Beautiful trail! That was a challenging hike. Two river crossings between Beatty and Turbine - water was low enough that the logs were easy to cross. The descent down the pass is quite steep and long. The most direct access for the Three Isle Backcountry Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, is via North Interlakes Day Use.Â The campground is 10.3 km from the day use via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail.Â Â 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. 4 hours to turbine. Definitely needed some poles but probably could have taken boots off and crossed in sandals across as it wasn't very deep. It was starting to snow a small amount in the morning. Option 2 is to largely retrace your steps from yesterday to Forks Campground and then go west to Three Isle Lake. Next day to Three Isle- the trail was relatively overgrown, not sure if it’s because fewer people do the loop (we only saw 1 group) or because it’s on the BC side. The first discernible channels of the St. Johns River (Three Forks) arise within the marsh south of Lake Hell ânâ Blazes. ### ***Please Call To Place A Reservation (406)285-3611. Drive to the North Interlakes day use area. ... Forks Backcountry Peter Lougheed PP. The second day was definitely the hardest but most rewarding. The scree slope was steep and very narrow at some parts, but doable and had great views (even for me, not very experienced with scree and very afraid of heights). The original floodplain communities of this area were severely impacted by diking and draining for agricultural uses decades ago. Up at 6:30 the second day started with an early morning breakfast, tales of the evening and anxious discussion of the days adventure. The hike up to Turbine was really nice, quite the elevation gain in the first hour or so, then levelled out to lots of meadow breaks and small stream crossings (with bridges). Afterward I hiked a short distance to see a ski training hut. That night it rained and was very cold. Trails are fairly clear so there was no getting lost. The hike down was probably 6 hours or so... Again stopping alot. 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. Saw two grizzly cubs on the way down from Three Isle to the Forks! First day took ~6 hours with some breaks and a lunch break. No snow or other tricky conditions. The vista of the majestic mountains surrounding you all around is breathtaking. Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. AB side had great trails, very well taken care of and easy to follow. Half the team left Calgary early so that we could drop off our gear at the Forks and hike up to Turbine Canyon and the Haag Glacier. 1 on Hwy. The views are beautiful, the trek is long but the results are 100% worth it! There are 16 campsites scattered throughout the forest by the lake and the campground is equipped with an outhouse and secure food storage lockers. The closest access is at North Interlakes Day Use Area. We stayed at the Turbine Canyon campground which was very windy throughout the night. It is 7.3 km from the trailhead via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail. I began day two by viewing Turbine Canyon. The weather was fantastic and had the makings for a very hot day. This is a moderate loop trail to Park Patrol Cabin in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. We did this in 3 days, 2 nights at the end of July. 40 and south on Kananaskis Lakes Trail. The last day back to Upper Lake was downhill and easy. The Three Isle Lake trail continues. The next morning we got about 1km out towards the BC border and decided to turn back. You could also camp at Three Isle Lake rather than Beatty Lake if you prefer. Stay together, make noise and if one is seen, veer through the bush to keep clear and avoid any unpleasantness. Wondering if anyone attempted this trail this summer. Visitors to Forks Campground have limited views of the lake but can easily walk to its shore and beach for swimming and relaxing in the mountain air. Stay on Kananaskis Lakes Road until it ends at the Upper Lake Parking lot. Also a great place to enjoy your lunch on the way out! Three Isle Lake is the most popular overnight destination of all the trails radiating out from Upper Kananaskis Lake. Day one I hiked from the Interlakes parking lot to Turbine Canyon. Forks Campground is on the west shore of Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest. Thanks! 40 and south on Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Beyond Forks Campground, at first the Three Isle Lake trail continued to be nearly level. There were 2 river crossings down at the bottom of the North pass - we managed across on some logs that were placed strategically. ... 7.3km via Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail from North Interlakes Day Use (100m elevation) Campground Info. Tea time at The Forks: North Kananaskis Pass Backpack. So people either didn't book or overstayed their welcome. Turbine Canyon and Maude Lake via Maude-Lawson Trail, 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. Definitely more time than necessary to complete the loop but it made for relaxed mornings and evenings. First off, this trail has STUNNING views... coming over the North pass just makes you stop in your tracks. 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