Well worth the grief at the start
Poles are a good idea for coming down

Just did it yesterday up to the peak. The last portion I would lean towards calling it anything but hiking.We needed to go past where the trail description calls for it to go down hill. That's where things got interesting.

Always great

hiking
25 days ago

We took Ribbon Creek Trail to Ribbon Falls and onward to Ribbon Lake. This was a fantastic day. The hike to Ribbon Falls is long, but not too challenging. The trail climbs gradually, though the path is rocky and uneven much of the way. I'm glad I didn't bring my dog as the very rocky terrain would have been hard on her paws. The Falls are beautiful and make for a full-sensory stop along the trail for photos or lunch. The trail was affected by the 2013 floods, but has been repaired.

Beyond the falls, the trail to Ribbon Lake is steeper and more challenging, but the views are amazing. (See the trail description for Ribbon Lake for my review on that.)

It took us about 3 hours to get to the Falls. The trail to the Falls is closer to 10k one way.

Other trails in the area (including trails connecting with Ribbon Creek Trail to complete the loop) were closed for bear activity. Be sure to check with Alberta Parks before you depart.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

We did about 2km up and then back with 4 kids aged 4 through 7. The 4 year old needed hand held the entire way down, but was doable. Hiking poles and good shoes a definite asset! Nice views from first open area at top. Total 4.5 hours on trail including lots of breaks. Would do again. Definitely not boring with kids!

Good hike with a 9 year old and 13 year old. After seeing Troll Fails the hike to the lookout is almost all uphill. My 9 year old wanted to stop but once he made the lookout he was all smiles. The view is of the whole Kananaski Valley and was awesome.

Attempted the loop with the family but the return part of the loop is closed because of bear activity. Fun and easy trail. In fact, it should be rated "easy" instead of moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The first ascent is over quickly, and you get amazing views right away. We didn't have time to do the entire ridge, but I would like to go back to do it one day!

hiking
2 months ago

Did not make it all the way up because of a lack of time, but what a stunning ridge hike. After a steep ascent at the beginning, there are views almost the entire way up. Well worth it to hike up and back for a few miles.

O would say it's Hard.. Great paths But Uphill A lot!

hiking
2 months ago

It is an easy hike to Ribbon Falls at 1848 m. My GPS says 21.6 km round trip from where we started the trail at Ribbon Creek parking lot at 1456 m. It took us 3.5 hours out with photo stops along the way and 2.5 hours back.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago