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

on Fullerton Loop Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Nice views of the valley. Very icy use cleats. People on the trail are excellent and helpful. With nice weather the ice is only in areas protected by the trees. Kid friendly 7-12 yrs had a blast.

I did on Jan 11th. Trail was covered with packed snow. Very steep , but end of trail was heaven. The weather was sunny, so perfect. I would like to recommend this trail with heavy icepickers. We thankful for having amazing view.

Beautiful loop, but if you're winter hiking, make sure you have cleats. Very icy right now.

besides the wind at the begining, the conditions were great as of January 12th!

Did this hike today on January 12th. There was quite a bit of snow on the trail, but it was still easily visible. The snow was packed at first, but became fairly loose and deep higher up. It was still doable, but the loosed snow slowed us down a bit. Definitely a fun hike with beautiful views at the top. Took us about 4.5 hours, not going at a particularly fast pace.

conditions still good as of Jan 6, could be done without spikes but a bit slippery on the way down

hiking
8 days ago

This trail becomes a cross country skiing track in the winter. We tried this hike with the kids in Jan 2019 but all tracks around it was for skiing, no hiking was allowed. Before we left, I stopped in the visitor center and asked for guidance, how to make it to the lake. We will try to find it next weekend. I gave 4 starts because the trail looked really nice and I didn’t want to downgrade the trail just because it’s not available for hiking in the winter.

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked Mt Allan yesterday January 5th 2019 with friends. Tons of snow covered the section before reaching the Olympic Peak and we could not go through it though we were on trail. Finally we ended up scrambling the rocky section to reach the Olympic Peak. It was better few weeks ago when I was there. So be prepare to do little bit scramble or have snow shoes. After that section it was easy to reach Allan.

Fantastic snowshoe / winter hike!

Great quick hike for any Calgarian

Great hike and awesome views from the top. Definitely worth the extra hike to the fire lookout station, incredible views! If you’re short on time just do the prairie view track (go counter-clockwise along the loop) then head back down the same way. The back half of the loop was alright but quite a bit longer and a lot of just walking through the trees. Jan 4, 2019 trail was good the whole way, lots of hard pack snow but hiking boots and poles were fine, a couple spots would have been nice to have crampons/spikes but nothing too slippery.

hiking
12 days ago

Brought the pups and we had a great time. the trail is packed down, I wore my spikes on the top half where it got icy but my partner didn't and he was fine. it was pretty windy at the top but nice and calm while within the treeline. took up 50 min up, 35 min down.

hiking
13 days ago

We hiked this trail on the 1st of January 2019. The whole trail was covered with packed snow and we could easily walk up without crampons. The last 300m or so is the ridge above the treeline (the section where you see the last turn) where it's windy and there are rocks. The view is nice from there for sure. On the way down we used the crampons. Overall this is a nice, moderately easy hike. Definitely good for ages 6 and above.

on Mount Baldy Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked this trail on December 30, 2018 as my last hike in 2018. The trail was clear and almost snow free in most sections. You will get a great view when you reach the North Peak as it is the first high peak along the Kananaskis Road (east side). It has little bit scrambling. We hiked up in about 2 hours and came back in less than 1.5 hours. If you plan to register at the peak, please have a new registry paper as the old one is full!

We did Kings Creek Ridge yesterday on a bluebird day. Packed trail but required microspikes, top portions was a little wind blown and snowshoes would have been nice on the ridge but we made the summit with no issues.

My husband, son and 5 year old grandchild and I hiked about 2km out and back again. Beautiful views, blue skies but lots of snow. Rolling hilly path which was a bit of a challenge for a 5 year old. We will definitely be back to hike it again and hope to complete the full loop! Trekking poles were helpful. We hiked to Rawson Lake in the summer so seeing part of the path in winter was a beautiful change.

Great family hike. Great views - head up stairs and go clockwise

Nice place to get out for the day, not what it used to be when I was growing up but with all things come change

Short hike for a great view. Suggest going up the stairs first

Didn't make it quite to the top today because the scramble to summit seemed less than ideal in winter conditions. We made it most of the way though and are looking forward to doing the full thing in the summer!

hiking
15 days ago

This was definitely a unique hiking trip. We did this trip at the end of December 2018 on a Chinook day. The wind forecast was 135km/h for Opal Ridge for that day. The time we climbed it, Environment Canada reported 165km/h max gusts on Nakiska Ridgetop. It was definitely a windy climb, many times brutal wind lasted for about 1-2 minutes, then lightened again. You just brace yourself for that time, and once it's gone, keep going. Reaching the top in this weather made it even more satisfying. We loved it! The climb itself was steep but was manageable with crampons. It's definitely a "must do" trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful walk with some fresh snow. Didn’t need snow shoes but would have made for an easier walk.

Absolutely beautiful at the top! Views are a bit foresty until then. Very cold at the top as well, and windy.

on Fullerton Loop Trail

hiking
16 days ago

I did this hike multiple times this year walking my dog. I went a week ago and didn’t need spikes or snowshoes. It was slippery in some areas but quite dry in others. It’s a very easy hike that has some ok views.

hiking
16 days ago

great hike not too hard.

Great day hike with stunning views. the trail is a bit of a workout with some elevation gained. Went on an extremely windy day so didn't make it all the way to the sharks fin. highly recommend though, great hike

17 days ago

Good easy hike with lovely views.

Went today with my girl friend, her 8 y/o son and our 2 dogs we all made it quite easily would recommend for beginners. Signage was good and direct would be difficult to get lost

hiking
18 days ago

Have finished Baldy a few times, but recently completed the scramble to the north summit on December 24. Trail was in excellent condition, very little snow. There are areas you can bypass the scrambling and continue up scree, but continuing along the ridge is more enjoyable. The scramble entails a short, not steep downclimb with good holds and some exposure. Shortly after, before reaching the summit, you will encounter a gendarme (the crux of the route). It is right after the rock bench. You can bypass this to the right, but if you are a semi-confident scrambler or climber it shouldn't be a problem. There is some exposure so always double check holds as a fall here would be problematic. Once past this, the final path to the summit involves some routefinding. After trying a few different ways up, I found scrambling up the north side of the final summit approach was best, as there are some fun slabs to climb up and the rock seems to be more secure. Unless continuing to the south summit, go back the same way (however, doing this solo I would not recommend downclimbing the crux given that the rock may be unstable).

18 days ago

There was a little bit of snow (1 to 4 cm): as long you have your snow boots, you are ok. Micro-spikes could have been helpful too: no need for snowshoes!

As for my first hike alone in Alberta, I chose this trail because it is crowded. I have met 3-4 groups of people during my 3:30 walk.

Nice points of view, would definitely recommend for an Intermediate level (if you walk the Jewel pass and the lake path). You can also do the hike to the summit back and forth in less time.

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