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Grizzly Peak Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 2,975 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

Washed out

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It is mostly a hike but you can scramble on some slabs if you go a bit off trail. Going towards the top it is more fun to shoot the gully to climb a bit of rock rather than traveling on the standard trail. However this is not recommended for return. On the way back down, there is an obvious trail leading around the scree/rock sections, but it is an awesome scree run with no large rocks and steep enough that you can gain some speed. Be considerate of people above you because you will generate a lot of dust.

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Reviews (279)
Photos (181)
Recordings (143)
Completed (573)
JJ Woodpont
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HikingScramble

Five hours 40 minutes total time with breaks and pictures 4 hours 40 minute hiking time 8.33 km distance 871 metre gain GRIZZLY PEAK checked off our list Amazing hike from the start! Steep, some exposure at top but slow and steady footing with poles was awesome! July 6/2020

Myia Wilkes
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HikingRocky

Great hike. The weather was absolutely perfect yesterday. Poles were very useful. Awesome for dogs.

Eric Locke
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Hiking

One of the best hikes with great 360 views. Do yourself a favour and hike to the summit, it make the hike so much more worth it. Total elevation is 873m and total distance is 8.75km. Honestly, the entire hike is scenic beyond belief. If you haven’t don’t this hike, strongly recommend.

David Hicks
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Hiking

This is a great hike!! Good exercise but nothing terribly scary or technical. The view is spectacular- make sure to go to the summit of Grizzly - don’t stop at the saddle like the app says. Steep but totally worth it!

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Kyla S
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Hiking

Amazing views!! Definitely DO NOT do this trail on a rainy day. It’s very steep at parts and, when it becomes muddy, gets very slick and a bit scary. The trail is actually quite a bit longer than it says here if you want to make it to the summit (which I highly recommend). Probably closer to 7km, but I don’t know for sure. There is a small rock wall that you have to scale near the start (it’s much harder going up than it is when coming down). This is a hard trail, but definitely one of my favourites!! Highly recommend it!

Rebekah Stretch
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HikingRockyScramble

This was an incredibly beautiful climb! The scenery felt like something from a different world and time. We kept pausing to take in the ever-evolving views, which was a welcome breather from the relentless incline. Climbing to the true summit is so worth it for both the views and the satisfaction. Met several friendly critters along the way who kept trying to steal our snacks! The chipmunks are so tame they will climb up onto your hiking boots. This climb is a new favourite for sure!

Julie Wang
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HikingGreat!

Very beautiful with unique wildflowers! Not technical at all so good for anyone relatively fit. Only difficult portion is the ridge line at the very end. My dog got up it no problem

Amberly Allers
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Hiking

Very pretty very pleasant hike! Felt like narnia with all the friendly woodland creatures. (No bears thankfully) I think part of the reason the alltrails height and distant stats are wrong is because they’re map stops short of the top. We weren’t sure where the true summit was, and saw a cairn so traversed over to it. If you do that know that it’s very exposed on one side, so only do that part if you’re a moderately experienced scrambler. Definitely will be back.

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Brianna Fehr
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Hiking

Amazing views from the summit! Completed July 1 and was very muddy, especially near the top. It says this is 4.6km but it is most definitely not. Maybe up one way but the whole thing is about 9km!! Challenging, but worth it.

Jason J
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June 26,2020- gorgeous and steep hike. Less than 2hrs up to the summit, then decided to attempt to descend down into the big sheep gully on the south side of the summit on the way down for funsies. DONT DO IT. It does not connect with the trail and the scree in the gully is treacherous. Save yourself some difficulty and go back the way you came lol.

Rheanna Zaretski-Cole
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HikingScramble

All trails definitely lies about the distance, by the end we clocked 8.5km in 6hours. That included many breaks & a long lunch. Probably my favourite hike I’ve done all season! Really recommend climbing to the peak & not just stopping where the AllTrails app tells you to stop. Also on the way down it was so fun to scree ski down some paths!

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Stephen Denolan
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HikingRockyScramble
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James Bartlett
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Hiking

Steep one but quite good. Dog made it no problem. 6.7 km. 900 m.

Avi Silverberg
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Hiking

Good after work jaunt. 3:45 from trailhead to trailhead, spending about 20 min at the top (we’re relatively fit hikers). It’s an easy trail to follow. Just steep all the way from the start and it doesn’t let up the entire way. When you get to the saddle before the final pitch, there’s a beautiful meadow that opens up where you can see grizzly creek and south Opal. If you make it to the saddle, definitely head left and up to the summit. A must-do kananaskis hike. Beautiful views. A word of caution: DO NOT do this hike in the rain.

Diane Dela Cruz
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Hiking

Amazing views the entire way through, but it is a challenging hike (steep entire way). Did this for a sunrise hike today and was definitely worth the incredibly early wake up. Bears were spotted by friends just off the trailhead today as well when we finished this morning.

Boris Alberto Granados
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definitely one of my most favourite hikes to date. This is a challenging hike most of the way up but the views are beautiful! Fun on the way down with loose skree

Vlad Kats
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HikingNo shadeScramble

This one instantly became one of my favourites, the views are beautiful the entire way and we saw so much wildlife on it. It starts of straight up left of the river, and you reach the “Crux” pretty fast which is just a short narrow passage on the side of the rock, easily done, from there you traverse to the backside and go straight up again to a beautiful saddle between two mountains. Go left and you reach the peak which is spectacular. Took us 3.5 hrs car-summit-car, wouldn’t do it when rainy as the steep parts are quite steep

Megan Zmetana
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Hiking

Completed this hike yesterday with my partner and took us just under 5 hours round trip including frequent breaks and a quick lunch at the top. Definitely longer and a bit more elevation than is listed here. We clocked 8.5km and nearly 900m elevation. Quite a steep trail and sometimes not the clearest path, especially near the top. But there were lots of people out there with us. There was a bit of rain once we made it to the peak and just that little bit made it more slippery on the way down, so I wouldn’t recommend it on a rainy day personally! Neither of us had poles but I’m sure they’d be helpful!

Cody Harris
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

Hike was well worth the grind, did this in just under 6 hours with a couple friend. it is fairly steep pretty much the entire way but stay on trail and youll get to the meadow with no issues. for a short hike the views are breath taking.

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Bjørn Karls
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HikingMuddyNo shadeScramble

My Strava recording said it was 7.5 km & 880 m elevation gain to the summit from the road. Small scramble sections but beautiful all the way through including the summit. Saw some goats today so watch out for ticks. The wind was pretty calm today as well but muddy in some spots.

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Hillary Trumper
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Hiking

Stunning hike with small scramble sections. Didn't get to complete the hike due to an injury but will definitely be heading back this summer! So so beautiful and tons of wildlife.

Mary Joy .
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Can this be doable on rainy day?

Isabella S
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Hiking

Great hike, prepare for relentless up, up, up. Can do a bit of scrambling depending on which route you take. Noticed some fresh bear scat on the way down, near the start of the trail. Make noise + stay safe:)

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