Mount Allan via Centennial Ridge

HARD 43 reviews

Mount Allan via Centennial Ridge is a 15.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

15.8 km
1,485 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips








2 days ago

Insanely hard, well worth it. Amazing views, bring more water than you think you’ll need

7 days ago

Drive down yesterday and found the trail closed due to grizzly activity :(

15 days ago

This was my first hike and I was 40lbs over weight this year when I went to the top. It took me 9.5hrs up and down with my gf. Took some dedication to make it to the top of the mountain. Took lots of pictures and breaks especially at the rock garden. I would def recommend this trail.

1 month ago

We left at 0900 hours and took our time (9.5 hours-respectable for two 60 year olds). Good physical workout. Strong winds, sunshine, dark clouds, thunder, pelting rain, and once in-a-lifetime views all with my wife, best friend and "adventure buddy'. You know rating trails is more than just the physical but the mental. I am SO proud of my wife for having the courage to make it to the top of Mount Allan. Unforgettable God given experience.

1 month ago

Amazing hike! Definitely not for the faint of heart. I did it last August and when I got to the beautiful meadow there were so many biting flies so make sure to bring lots of bug spray (heavy DEET cause our regular stuff didn’t help). 100% worth the amazing view at the top

2 months ago

Fantastic views

7 months ago

Attempted in Jan. Made it to the top of the Ridge. Extremely windy, do not attempt without crampons and an ice axe. Turned around due to the wind and because it was dark. Will attempt again in a couple of weeks and start earlier in the day. It was great though, amazing views.

11 months ago

Steady hike to the ridge - tough incline and scramble to the top but so worth it. Beautiful view. Climbing down was tough, scree was hard to get through.

11 months ago

great hike with lots of elevation gain. A strong hikers can do this in about 5 hours. there is no water at all on this hike I would recommend bringing more than you think you need

11 months ago

Easy hike, sooo worth it!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

great hike , made it to the summit in 2h50min with my dog , it was amazing specially the whole ridge walk from the weather station to the rock garden then the last push to the summit !!! we stayed on the summit for about 20 min then went back down !!! we did the whole trip just under 5 hrs , really good workout that was !!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

At the age of 37 doing hike for the first time in my life. This has been by far the best thing I have ever done in my life.
I could only reach up to Olympic summit as I ran out of water. only carried 1.5 litre water. Next time I will take more water and finish the full hike.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Not an easy climb for the first one this season. Huge amount of elevation packed into some very small pitches. Legs were not thanking me the next day. One you get past the first ridge, it opens into a more moderate accent in the alpine. Very cool rock gardens with some easy scrambling before the final assent to the summit. Scree under foot and the high winds can make this part a bit rough. View looking down at Nakiska and over to Mt Lougheed make it well worth it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amazing views, albeit long.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Hiked up Centennial Ridge, had a 5km detour to begin. There's a newly excavated cross country ski trail that is a left turn off of Hidden Trail. Make sure to pass this, you'll see a second sign at which point you should turn left up a footpath. You'll know it's right when the path quickly narrows. We hiked up the ridge about 4.7kms before descending down the Nakiska ski hill (just for fun). The summit is about 7.4kms from the parking lot. From the point we began our decent, we could see that the last couple of kilometers would have largely been a ridge walk with minimal altitude gain until the last half a kilometer or so where the final accent begins.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Trail is pretty much up hill the whole time. Nice workout. Hiking through the trees the entire time. Got a bit off track a few time, but overall pretty straight forward.
At the top you get a beautiful view of the mountains around you when you step off the trail. But not the best view I've seen.
I did not feel like continuing on to Mt. Allen. The total hike took 1.5 hours round trip, including my 0.8 km detour.

cross country skiing
Sunday, August 30, 2015

I rated this hike decent. Long effort not extremely stunning view then again I was about 1.5km away from mt Allan so I didn't finish the whole thing. Was nice to see rock formation that looked like your somewhat walled in between giant rocks. Was extremely windy pass the Olympic summit.

Directions was posted twice. After that, another orange reflector showing where to go. Which is amazing you won't get lost.
Though I did take a wrong turn and hiked maybe 15 more unnecessary minutes (not extremely far off). Past the orange reflector, was a bit confusing two signs within 30 feet apart saying two different ways to go to centennial ridge.
Other than that you won't get lost.
Lots of rock formation at the top.

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