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#5 of 12 provincial parks in Alberta

Best trails in Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country

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Looking for a great trail in Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country, Alberta? AllTrails has 35 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 17 hard trails in Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country ranging from 6.5 to 47.2 miles and from 4,796 to 9,363 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Kananaskis Country is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country can be accessed by three highways that run into or through the area: Highway 40, Highway 66, and Highway 68, a 42 km gravel highway originating from the Trans-Canada Highway. An ecological and environmental research station of the University of Calgary is located nearby, at Barrier Lake.

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Map of trails in Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Top trails (35)
#1 - Picklejar Lakes
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
#2 - Mount Hoffman Trail
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
From the parking lot, walk past the outhouse. The trail starts to your right. Around 5-7 mins of walking, you will see a bridge. Cross the bridge, then turn left - don't go straight. First 1.5km (about 20mins) has a very wide trail. You will then see a huge muddy area, cross that area and not far from it, you will see cairns and an orange flagging to your right. It is a narrow trail and mostly flat at the 2nd km. Few meters past the 3rd km, the steepest part begins - you will have to worry about the descent, not ascent. This steep part is less than 1km. After a few meters, the trail has lots of tree logs blocking the trail - you have to hop on to them, and then there will be a clearing of trees/open area. Show more
#3 - Dyson Falls via Sheep Trail and Green Mountain Trail
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
You can park at Indian Oils day use area. Walk south from the parking lot and cross the bridge over the Sheep River. Continue to follow an old gravel road (approx. 4.5 km) to Dyson Creek and eventually to a nice waterfall. You will return the same way.Show more
#4 - Foran Grade Loop with Windy Point and Sheep Trail
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
A popular loop combining the Foran Grade Trail with Windy Point Trail and Sheep Trail to make a pleasant loopShow more
#5 - Missinglink Mountain
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Up and back, good trail with lots of flagging. Short hike with great reward in terms of views.Show more
#6 - Sheep River Trail
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
#7 - Windy Point Ridge Trail
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
#8 - South Volcano Ridge
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Please note: As of May, 2020, users have reported that the road to the trailhead is currently CLOSED. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Volcano Ridge is in the Sheep river drainage and a good spot for a spring hike.Show more
#9 - Bluerock and Indian Oils Trails
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 37 m
#10 - Mount Ware
Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
Day-hike to summit a shapely peak. Watch for ticks in the spring.Show more
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