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Kananaskis Country is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country can be accessed by three highways that run into or through the area: Highway 40, a 66 km (41 mi) segment of the Bighorn Highway and also known as Kananaskis Trail; Highway 66, a 28 km (17 mi) highway originating near Bragg Creek known as Elbow Falls Trail; and Highway 68, a 42 km (26 mi) gravel highway originating from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1 known as Sibbald Creek Trail. An ecological and environmental research station of the University of Calgary is located nearby, at Barrier Lake. A "Tim Horton Children's Foundation" summer camp is also located in the area. Easter Seals Camp Horizon is also located within Kananaskis along Highway 66.

Very colorful walk in the fall

Great trail - A bit steep on the mountain itself but pretty flat otherwise. Take the new trail down the middle marked with flagging tape to get the best views.

A nice easy day hike close to Calgary.

25 days ago

Very easy walk, but quite far. Would be nice to bring my bike next time

It is quite long. Really nice ride though. You can keep going and pass through Weasel head park. A little hard if you decide to do that but still a good ride.

2 months ago

The beginning of the hike is easy to moderate. A steady but moderate climb through forest until you reach a beautiful meadow situated between 2 mountains. Once you reach the top of the meadow to the saddle, the trail becomes rocky and much steeper. Plenty of wildlife and fossil remnants to be seen all the way to the top ! Although the last mile is difficult due to the steepness and loose rock, I would highly recommend this hike due to the magnificent views once you reach the peak. A helmet is recommended.

Good a little boring, extremely flat

4 months ago

We biked this trail. Fantastic ride. Not too easy yet not too difficult. Not a fan of the ride along Glenmore Trail.

8 months ago

It was a nice little winter hike, some nice scenery along the way.

Just an excellent afternoon walk. Can't wait to hike the entire trail.

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2 years ago

Was there July 14th, 2013 to "work off" the week long Calgary Stampede. The trail has suffered the same damage from the flooding that many other areas in Southern Alberta has encountered. We spoke to 4 people on horseback who turned around at the top area rest spot because of the risk from the sinkholes, however we continued on and once reaching the meadows the trail disappeared, washed away with so much silt covering any sign of the connecting trail. Reluctantly we crossed the marsh and hiked through a field before backtracking onto the same trail and returning the same route, 18KM round trip.

The Sheep River Falls are beautiful, the area along both sides of the river have some water damage but its still easily accessible.

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4 years ago

This coarse is a bit challenging if you have a few rides under your belt. There are a few trails that cross each other you might end up on the road away from parking lot but its all good

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4 years ago

Long and grinding trail up the mountain. There are lots of tight turns to negotiate uphill with loose rocks, make it fairly hard.

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5 years ago

Not bad if you like long grinding climbs. Down hill sections mostly covered in large loose rocks