Cox Hill Ridge

HARD 34 reviews

Cox Hill Ridge is a 12.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bragg Creek / Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
766 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

snow

trail running
14 days ago

A beautiful climb and a little off the beaten track so maybe not as busy as other trails. We were trail running, went up and down it twice. It was a nice change from Prairie Mountain because even though the altitude gain is about the same as Prairie, a much greater proportion of it is runnable (for me anyways!), both up and down. Also loved seeing Mouse Mtn etc from a different angle.

1 month ago

One of my favorite early season hikes. Great trail, wonderful views, lovely spring wild flowers. How is it that I never heard of this hike before now.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail....I did this one last weekend....Pretty clean all the way up, except for when you get to the Cox Hill NE Summit marker on the map...You lose the trail at that point due to snow pack coverage...If you're "Trail Running" I'd be cautious as there is a lot of loose rock on sections of the path that have the steepest incline/decline, pick your path carefully....Overall, highly recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Very good hike, steady slope for most of the way. There are a few lookout spots on the way to the top that houses an amazing view of the kananaskis country area! When I went there was a tremendous amount of snow about 3/4 of the way up, but it just added to the challenge. The view at the top is gorgeous. You will get a beautiful sight of the mountain ridge to the west. Overall it was a great hike, would definitely recommend to the experienced hiker!

mountain biking
1 month ago

As of May 15, there was still quite a bit of snow on the trails towards the top

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Slow steady climb. Nice day and a nice panoramic view at the rock cropping summit. Wonderful place to enjoy lunch. Have not spent much time in the area. Neat to see Moose Mountain from the Cox Hill vantage point.

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11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Good Ascent, wonderful views, lots of flowers. Ideal for a warm-up hike.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Amazing day. Great views.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great views

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Amazing views at the summits! Well worth the climb! Some ice along the trail and quite a bit of snow starting about halfway up (May 8/17).

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Very challenging but the view at the end is totally worth it. There are a couple spots along the way to look out (views of moose mountain). Starts off with a lot of elevation gain then you can barely notice it until you get close to the top. Took 6 hours round trip with some snow on the trail.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Absolutely unreal scenery. Very enjoyable hike!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I am chuckling over Will's comment about nearly dying. I, too, almost died the first time I did Cox Hill: on snowshoes!, Great hike!

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

A really nice hiking with good views. The trail was not continuously steep. It always had some parts where you can catch your breath.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Steep but beautiful views are well worth the climb. We started at jumping pound trailhead and came across ridgeline and down cox hill. Requires a vehicle drop.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hike was very scenic. I would highly recommend it.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

that was my first hike. I almost died..

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recorded Beautiful Hike

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