Mount Allan via Centennial Ridge

HARD 24 reviews

Mount Allan via Centennial Ridge is a 15.8 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1458 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

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2 months ago

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3 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.

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3 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

3 months ago

Easy hike, sooo worth it!

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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 !!!

4 months ago

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.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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.

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5 months ago

Amazing views, albeit long.

9 months ago

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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.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016