King Creek Ridge

HARD 26 reviews

King Creek Ridge is a 6.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
771 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

1 day ago

Did it May 21. Total lung buster but views are incredible. There is snow on the ridge, deep in some places but we did it without major difficulty just really wet socks. Bring gators. We did the loop descending into the valley and exiting via King Creek. The valley trail is damaged and often disappears. I lost count how many times we had to cross over King creek since the water level is a bit high. Took us just over 5 hours to do the loop.

hiking
13 days ago

Awesome views and a good hike. Did it Mothers day weekend, still ~ 3 feet of snow at the top, could not do the last 400 m. Still got awesome views. This trek would be epic in the fall when the Larchs are turning. The hike can be done in 4-5 hours at a moderate pace.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent winter trail heading up wearing spikes. Very easy to follow route..

hiking
7 months ago

Did this hike on Sunday Oct. 15th 2017 and it was amazing! A few minor patches of snow on the trail, more snow along the ridge. It was fairly straight forward on which trail to stay on, just keep an eye out for rock cairns or lines of small rocks that block off a splitting path. The trail is pretty steep until you reach the ridge, highly reccomend poles - especially for the way down as the trail got muddy.

hiking
8 months ago

Great view, terrible trail as we lost it 5 or 6 times. Very steep till you make the ridge.

9 months ago

great trail!
we used an alternative route through the valley and canyon for descending.
at the bottom of valley we have seen a nice grizzly bear :-) (about 4 km from parking).

hiking
9 months ago

And extremely steep trail leading up to a beautiful Ridge with the 360° view of the surrounding mountains. Bring poles as the descent is extremely difficult. Total hike time about 3 to 4 hours with lunch.

11 months ago

it is short trail. getting down is slippery.

11 months ago

We did this trail two weeks ago, snow covered at the top. Absolutely beautiful! We also picked up ticks (found out too late), be careful and check yourself and gear!

hiking
11 months ago

In mid May 2017, tons of wood ticks on and around the trail - picked up about 60. Take caution.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fantastic spring water falls

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Great! Steep but not very long. Pretty decent views ;)

camping
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Short, not overly difficult but there are lots of times where you might need to cross the stream that runs down through the middle of the valley.

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