Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
17 hours ago

Started the hike in reverse on the return portion of the trail and had to turn back as we had a very close encounter with a black bear. I would suggest staying off the return part of the loop and bringing bear spray if you are in this area.

Awesome hike with amazing views. Nicely marked trails and not too difficult. Highly recommend. Great for kids as well.

Great hike! It was raining pretty steady the whole time so we had to be cautious on the way down with the slippery rocks but no slips.

Great trail. To the falls it is pretty gradual and not too strenuous. Many loose rocky sections so sturdy footwear is a must. If you are going to the lake be warned it gets considerably more intense but well worth it. A solid hour from the falls to the lake. The cliff could seem daunting but it’s not that bad really. The chains are necessary and it will take some effort. Great looking camping area around the lake as well as below the falls. Up and back in about 6 hours was a heck of a day hike! Will be back and likely to camp next time.

June 11/18- hiked Ribbon Creek to Ribbon Falls. Easy hike and about 22km roundtrip to the Falls. Trail is dry and in good condition. No snow left on the trail and the avalanche debris was cleared today as well. There are several small waterfalls along the way to enjoy, and the large falls just beyond the campground are spectacular. The campground is a great place to stop for lunch. Once you get to the falls, you can take the trail up towards the cliff face to access Ribbon Lake. There is a warning sign there and chains that you’ll need to use to climb up.

walking
6 days ago

This is a great trail to take children on.
I carried my 3 month old and we also had a 5 year old with us. The signage was not great, which is my only complaint. We took a 40 min detour down the bike path by accident. But no big deal. Marl lake was totally worth it once we got there. The water was sooooo clean and refreshing. The washroom facilities are super well kept. There are also lots of benches for resting (or changing diapers lol) we will be back again soon

Beautiful hike

hiking
7 days ago

A nice hike with lots of rocks on the bottom half and lots of roots on the top half. Some okay views along the way and a great view at the top of the pass. We'll probably come back to head up some of the peaks nearby - you can definitely do more than just the pass if you're up for it.

Decent shorter hike! Hour and a half up, hour down. Lots of tree roots to keep it interesting. Second half steeper but definitely doable. A lot of scree and rocks so watch the ankles! Good workout, we didn’t have time to explore further but the pass is nice for lunch, view is mainly of trees though!

Great hike with amazing views once at the top. From parking to tree line is very easy and a few views along the trail. Once at the tree line it gets steep quick. Trail poles will help but not required. When we went it was very windy at the top. Wind breaker or sweater would be recommended. At the top amazing views and a great picnic table to eat at. Just be respectful of the cabin as “the lookout guy” lives there.

hiking
9 days ago

Great views

hiking
11 days ago

Was a very awesome hike! You have a choice to do the look outs which is moderate level deffinetly not easy. Very good hike, lots of people, And amazing views at the look outs! Worth the effort.

hiking
11 days ago

My friend and I hiked this trail and enjoyed the views! Overall was not too difficult. Windy up top and a tad chilly, we brought layers.
We also ate lunch up on the ridge line. We did hike out towards Mount Baldy and got to the third highest peak before turning around.
We didn't see any snow :) we went June 5th. It was not too busy either.

on Barrier Lake Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Awesome hike! We ended up taking the longer route, which was approx 9km to the peak and another 6km back down. Beautiful views from the top. Windy at the start but got better once we were in the trees.

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous hike! Pretty windy by the lake but really nice when you get into the trees and up top. If you want to go to the look out point (you do) make sure to take the prairie view trail up (different trail than the app maps out) for an out and back hike, or continue on to the jewel pass for a long loop. Beautiful view at the top!!

it was a beautiful hike

Great hike today! We did the whole loop and the trails were all cleared of brush and snow... Lots of people were out today! - June 2, 2018

hiking
14 days ago

Awesome hike. But wouldn’t really consider this easy if you’re going to the summit. We were not sure which hike we were on. We found another trail head and then at point the trail forked. We went up instead of around the lake. Gorgeous views!!

Great hike for kids, first timers, or just for a casual walk essentially. No crazy great views - and “Falls” described in the loop were underwhelming. Very nicely groomed trail though.

Completed ribbon creek hike June 1st, 2018. A long, but pretty simple hike. Lots of side trails that can get confusing so make sure your reading the signage/map. Lots of debris from what looks like an avalanche around the 10th kilometre mark. Made it to the first waterfall, tried to make it to the lake but still lots of snow at the top which made it super slippery! Loved being next to the river for the entire hike!!

The view just through the trees behind the lookout is AMAZING!!!

This was a really pretty trail, we only went as far as the waterfalls, which are 8.5 km in and turned around. I found this trail to be on the easy side, but maybe the last bit gets harder. I’d definitely do it again.

hiking
20 days ago

Just a short Monday hike to show some friends visiting the area. Trail is now fully clear of snow (compared to 2 weeks ago - Early May 2018), so now its an easy 90 minute hike to the pass. Pretty windy along the ridge, so we just went a short way towards Mt Baldy.

Awesome day hike!! Doesn’t take too long but has a great, rewarding view at the summit.

walking
21 days ago

Very beautiful and easy trail!

Our first time doing the Moose Mountain trail, and we loved it! Picnicking on a Heli-pad was great and the views were phenomenal! Will go back!

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike, the beginning of the trail is super easy with the incline getting steeper for the second half of the route. For sure a beginners hike but great for anyone who enjoys a steady work out with a rewarding view :)

Just went to the falls. Very well maintained path until we hit some snow. Couldn’t seem to find the trail for about 10 minutes just before the falls but forged a path through the snow which was still doable. Super easy and the water is incredibly clear right now. About 4.5 hours round trip just to the falls at a moderate rate.

hiking
26 days ago

Awesome hike to enjoy with the whole family. We did however see a black bear by the parking lot in the bush. So be sure to check online for bear sittings before you go out, and don't forget bear spray!

I do this hike once a year. The views at the summit are phenomenal.
It’s fairly easy until you reach the tree line to the top of the summit, it gets pretty steep. But the most challenging part is the fairly large incline right before you finish the trail back to the parking lot. It always gets me :/

Great hike! Very rewarding!

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