Boundary Peak

At the Lusk meadow looking Boundary ridge

May 24th 2023

Great early season hike. Snow retreats fast from the foothill and this year was alow snow year.

South Lusk Meadows is another Daffern Book hike from Volume 2 PG 244. It was a very pleasant hike and offered more than  expected with great views and a beautiful meadow. This time we went past the Meadows and up to the Peak

  • The trail for South Lusk Meadows starts from the Powderface road 10.5 from the turn off from Hwy 68.on the right is a pull off.
  • Walk back 100m to the trail head. The trailhead across the road goes up to Cox Hill or Jumping Pound Mountain.
  • Follow the Lusk Creek Trail for about 650 m and turn left at the cairn ( see Picture ).
  • Continue on for about 800 m then cross a small muddy creek.
  • The next point of interest is the Trail Camp at about 500 m. on the left. This area is very swampy although the camp is on high dry ground.
  • The trail disappears across the swamp but your destination is the opposite bank from the camp.
  • Through the wet piece the trail carry’s on up the lower bank going left.
  • Trees are down (see picture ) for the left turn across dry creek
  • Back on the trail cross the creek twice and then up onto a ridge.
  • After the ridge enter an old cut line.
  • At the end of the cut line on the right is a grassy clearing with a trail going up to the meadow.
  • The trail comes out onto views of the South Lusk Meadows and Boundary Ridge.
  • The high point is on the right.
  • Go down to the col and up onto Boundary Ridge for views into Porcupine Ridge accessed from Kananaskis Hwy 40.
  • We returned the same way
See previous trip to the meadow
Start and finish or trailhead
Parking on powderface Trail
The creek we crossed many times
crossing the creek again
At the Lusk meadow looking Boundary ridge. Climb up to ridge and go left to summit top left
Long ridge to Boundary Peak
Nearing the last push to summit
Kathleen at summit
Part of group on summit
Foreground ridge up
Looking towards Belmore Brown and Tiara
Lusk Valley and eastward
At the fallen trees turn left .Trail well hidden

Stats 14km 800m Elev gain 6.5 hrs