Arethusa Cirque Route

MODERATE 7 reviews

Arethusa Cirque Route is a 4.2 kilometer loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
338 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

2 days ago

Exactly what I hike for, Cirque at the top was gorgeous, beautiful Creek alongside path, very good hike all around. only downside is trail becomes hard to find at times and we couldn't find the shortcut route at all until we were closer to the bottom, ribbons or markers would be helpful here. If you aren't comfortable navigating a hard to find trail, an out and back to the first cirque is still well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Decided to try Arethusa after finding out at Barrier that Ptarmigan was closed due to bear activity. This was our first time on the Arethusa trail and it turned out to be a great decision. Quick through the trees into open meadows at the treelike and above. Beautiful streams running down from multiple cirques, some of which were challenging to cross. The trail up the east cirque was kind of tough to find with the snow and boulder field but it was great fun. I wasn't dressed for the weather so we turned back at the cirque when it was +2 and snowing. There are lots of possibilities for other hikes in the area below Storm Mountain and Arethusa including scrambles up the scree slopes. Great alternative to Ptarmigan/Pocaterra.

8 months ago

we love this hike, so many less people that the Highwood Pass, gorgeous larch trees and interesting fossils

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike, yellow larches and poplar trees were simply stunning. Trail gets a bit hard to find in the middle along the large rocks and scree. Watch for bear sign, make noise, and carry bear spray.

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6 days ago

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Sunday, September 25, 2016