Northover Ridge Loop Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Northover Ridge Loop Trail is a 21 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
21.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9146 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

Northover Ridge is a long loop trail that should not be attempted by anyone who is less than an experienced hiker. There are some who will day-hike this in a very long, strenuous day, and others who take 3-5 days stopping at the backcountry campsites. Portions of the trail are un-maintained, requiring crawling under and over dead fall, short scrambles, loose scree, etc. If the weather co-operates, the views are amazing though, more than worth the effort if you are fit enough.

12 days ago

Went today in a bad weather. Made it only about 8km and had to turn around because a grizzly was starring me down about 30 m away. Then on the way back, another bear was on the trail. Bears in both directions, thinking where the heck should I go now. Luckily it ran away after a few minutes.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Life changing and absolutely amazing!

hiking
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Northover Ridge is more than just a 6.5 mile in and out. It is a 21 mile loop that should not be attempted by anyone who is less than an experienced hiker. There are some who will day-hike this in a very long, strenuous day, and others who take 3-5 days stopping at the backcountry campsites. Portions of the trail are un-maintained, requiring crawling under and over dead fall, short scrambles, loose scree, etc. If the weather co-operates, the views are amazing though, more than worth the effort if you are fit enough.