Calling all hikers. There is an epic hike in the Rockies that you need to do at least once. Hidden Lake in Alberta may not be the easiest hike, but it's so worth it. With views of mountain tops, enormous trees, and some of the bluest water you’ve ever seen, you won’t believe that something like this exists in the world, let alone the province. 

Alberta is gorgeous and there are endless hikes to be done. 

Chances are, you’ve done all the easy ones. But it’s time to challenge yourself. Nothing in life comes easy, after all. 

Hidden Lake is a trail located near Kananaskis Improvement. 

Offering views of some of the bluest water you've ever seen, this hike isn’t for people who are interested in a leisurely stroll. 

Altogether, the hike is 16 kilometres in length and it can be challenging at parts. 

Needless to say, it’s going to take you all day. But what else were you going to do? Bake bread

The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Obviously it is gorgeous during the spring and summer months, but you can also hike it in the winter. 

Whether you are a snowshoer or cross country skier, the trail can still be accessed during the snowy months. 

During the summer months, however, the trail pops off. 

But don’t take our word for it. Take a gander at the Instagram geotag of Hidden Lake and see for yourself. 

The photos of the hike are breathtaking and it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy this trail all year round. 

Each photo has the iconic blue freshwater in the background and chances are, you have never seen a lake this vibrant before. 

It almost doesn’t even look real. 

The surrounding mountains add to the gorgeous scenery so be sure to stop and take it all in. You'll definitely want to bring your camera. 

Depending on the temperature, you may even want to bring your bathing suit. 

After walking 16 kilometres, nothing feels better than a dip in a chilly lake. 

With spring approaching, it’s time to start dreaming of the hikes you'll do. 

Hidden Lake Hike

Address: 170 kilometres west of Calgary

Why You Need To Go: Add this epic hike with even more epic views to your bucket list. You won't regret it. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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