Explore the most popular river trails near Kananaskis Improvement District with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing views. My 9 year olds and 14 year old loved it. I would go back again

10 days ago

Beautiful easy 1 hr walk right near the river. A lot of people at the falls but not too many on the path.

Tough scramble. Amazing views. Worth the punishment! Very fun scree to descend!

Beautiful! Did it with the fam, suitable for many skill levels

Chill hike, not too aggressive nor is extremely easy, gorgeous views and that sweet mountain air makes it worth the trip.

Went July 6 and we were the only ones on the trail. Fantastic hike with so much variety of terrain and views. Very little snow at the top but the pups loved playing in it. The loop down was a little hard to follow the trail but once we got to the lake it was easy to find. Took 7.5 hours with two long breaks, one at summit and one at the lake. Would recommend to anyone experienced!

The best views in Kananaskis

Hiked to aster set up camp. Then skinned to Joffre the next morning. Lots of snow from the valley just past aster to the summit of Joffre June 16th

Pretty. Great for a walk along the river when you don’t have a lot of time to do a longer hike.

Trail starts out well enough but you'll come across a sign stating "Trail not maintained after this point"...As you ascending upon the established horse trail you'll come to a small creek that cuts accross the path, if you do, YOU HAVE GONE to FAR. Go back about 50ft and you'll see an orange flag wrapped around a sapling with a pile of rocks at its base, THATS THE TRAIL...AND it gets worse as you go...Initially u hv a bit of a foot trail to follow then it becomes a game of "Can you find the trail"...So, as you continue, you'll need to read the landscape to stay on track...When they say it's not maintained, they mean it...If you keep a careful eye out, it can be done, just allow some extra time...Nice river creek runs along the lower section, scenery ok.

3 months ago

Not giving it 3 stars because it was bad, giving it 3 stars because I attempted this yesterday and I was still snowed out. Just want people to know to wait a little longer if you’re wanting to do this hike!

I did this in winter, and wish I had brought my snow shoes. Will do it again.

This was my first backpacking trip so it's been a number of years since I've done it, however this was a great overnighter. We did this one in reverse to what it says here on AllTrails. We trekked starting at the Ribbon Creek side which is flat and straightforward for the majority of it until you get to a cliff wall. You use chains to assist you up the wall and then you can continue onward to Ribbon Lake. We spent a night here and then continued down through beautiful Guinn's Pass, down to the end of Galatea Lakes Trail off of Highway 40. Guinn's pass was tiring going down, but worth it for the views.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Easy to get off trail

trail was snowy and icy towards the top.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Just completed today May 15, 2016.

To access the trail park at Evan-Thomas parking lot down Kananaskis Trail (Highway 40) 17km Past Barrier Lake Information Center.

Nice Wide trail to start but do note The trail is not maintained after the first 2 kilometers. The trail mostly follows the creek all the way up but it can be pretty easy to lose at times and some bushwhacking is required. We made a small loop out of it by going to the small tarn near the top then hiking left up a very steep, grassy ridge. After the grueling climb we got to enjoy a nice ridge walk with amazing views all around! A very strenuous hike not for the super casual type but I would definitely recommend it if your in for a challenge! Took us about 7 hours or so with lots of breaks.

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