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.

After reaching the top,the view is breathtaking!

Once you are up there It’s a bit like a moonwalk. The view is fantastic and absolut amazing (on a clear day). The trail is easy to find, but walking on the loose gravel for a couple of hours is a bit tiring.

hiking
5 days ago

Completed in 2 hrs with a couple 10 year olds. It is an easy enjoyable hike. Not particularly interesting but nice and open and close to Hwy 1. Exposed for a majority of the time so the fact that we went on a slightly cloudy day was perfect.

hiking
5 days ago

We did the praiprie view trail till the summit then retuned, we did not do the full circle but we enjoyed it so much!

hiking
7 days ago

Good moderate hike. Last leg go up was strenuous and last leg to reach to parking was also strenuous. Beautiful view on top and you will get chance to see some wildlife as well.

on Baldy Pass Trail

7 days ago

Nice views and steady incline. Took us about 2 hours to complete.

Good hike! Not super marked though! Beautiful day!!!

on Barrier Lake Trail

7 days ago

Beautiful lake. Did 2 hr round trip with spouse and 2 kids aged 3 (carried) and 7. Got 3 km in and 3 km back. From about 1-2.5 km it’s a bit boring, gravel path with no cover. After about 2.5 km the trail narrows to single file and changes from gravel to dirt in a forested area - this part was a bit more interesting. Steep at parts but our 7 year old had no problems with terrain.

Some magnificent views at the top, but a dull stretch to start and finish.

Excellent hike, with views most of the way. The lake is anticlimactic; I went back a bit to have my lunch where I could see down the valley. 3 hours up and 2.5 back. Would not recommend for anyone afraid of exposure - coming down the chains is like rappelling without a harness!

hiking
9 days ago

not too easy but very nice, close to calgary which is a bonus.

Once you get to the top you need to go down a bit to see “the view.” WARNING: we did see a bear cub. So if you’re planning on doing this hike soon, watch out for Mama.

This is a fairly easy hike and if you go on the weekends it's usually pretty busy. It's one of my go-to hikes when I feel like an active recovery day. The trail is well-marked and there is a pretty view at the top. Round trip you can do it in about two and a half hours.

I m not a hiker by far... I did this hike yesterday and had a great time. The views were amazing at the summit. On the return the last incline before you get back to the parking area is a really leg burner so be ready for it.

hiking
15 days ago

Trail is in good shape. Sign posted for bear in the area. Didn’t see it but there were two piles of bear skat on the trail. Had the bear bells on and had no encounter. Both piles were on the return leg (Terrace trail) close to the end of the trail (near parking lot). The falls are much further up the Ribbon Creek trail than the loop.

Water was super cold which is to be expected this time of year. The lake is accessed right away near parking and those that want to hike the trail can do that nearby also.

hiking
17 days ago

This took us overall about 5 hours with picture stops and the girl I was with was slower and not cardio fit. She still enjoyed it and didn’t say it was hard, there was just hard spots. We took the harder loop trail but walked in and out. So did roughly like 17kms all up. Was worth it with the views for sure!

Excellent views, nice hike.

Beautiful views at the top!

on Moose Mountain Trail

21 days ago

Beautiful views! The last section to the summit was challenging but worth the views :)

First part of the hike is easy and peaceful. Then when you get out of the woods it gets more challenging. It’s windy up there but it’s a great summit!

hiking
24 days ago

Great views! A real grind of a hike but some great views. I did not see any moose, but several mountain goats. The top can get quite windy; bring some layers.

First hike of the season! Definitely kicked my butt a little. Very rewarding view!

on Moose Mountain Trail

hiking
25 days ago

Definitely recommend this hike for the views at the top! I recommend a bear bell or a loud friend (someone you can outrun) for the first leg of the journey- it’s pretty wooded and I didn’t come across many people on the trail.

I did this hike yesterday and it was great. I'm not an experienced hiker, but I did this alone and it was all I could ask for. Maybe next time I would have brought bear spray, as it feels pretty secluded there going through the wooded area. Lookout was fantastic. For wildlife, I believe I saw a couple marmot and chipmunks.

Gets chilly at the top but has amazing views!

Fantastic Hike! I it with a friend of mine and it was so much fun! You start the first hour or so in the trees, and then the remainder of the hike is above the treeline. BRING LAYERS! It can get extremely cold in the wind. If you get to the top you can see a fire lookout with gorgeous views. There are picnic tables there and is a great place to stay for lunch. Bring sunscreen as well, it is very exposed at the top! Bautiful views at the summit

hiking
28 days 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.

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