Old Baldy Ridge Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Old Baldy Ridge Trail is a 14.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
14.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
963 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

washed out

hiking
14 days ago

Trail starts out well enough but you'll come across a sign stating "Trail not maintained after this point"...As you ascending upon the established horse trail you'll come to a small creek that cuts accross the path, if you do, YOU HAVE GONE to FAR. Go back about 50ft and you'll see an orange flag wrapped around a sapling with a pile of rocks at its base, THATS THE TRAIL...AND it gets worse as you go...Initially u hv a bit of a foot trail to follow then it becomes a game of "Can you find the trail"...So, as you continue, you'll need to read the landscape to stay on track...When they say it's not maintained, they mean it...If you keep a careful eye out, it can be done, just allow some extra time...Nice river creek runs along the lower section, scenery ok.

hiking
23 days ago

Not giving it 3 stars because it was bad, giving it 3 stars because I attempted this yesterday and I was still snowed out. Just want people to know to wait a little longer if you’re wanting to do this hike!

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Easy to get off trail

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Just completed today May 15, 2016.

To access the trail park at Evan-Thomas parking lot down Kananaskis Trail (Highway 40) 17km Past Barrier Lake Information Center.

Nice Wide trail to start but do note The trail is not maintained after the first 2 kilometers. The trail mostly follows the creek all the way up but it can be pretty easy to lose at times and some bushwhacking is required. We made a small loop out of it by going to the small tarn near the top then hiking left up a very steep, grassy ridge. After the grueling climb we got to enjoy a nice ridge walk with amazing views all around! A very strenuous hike not for the super casual type but I would definitely recommend it if your in for a challenge! Took us about 7 hours or so with lots of breaks.

hiking
8 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Friday, July 03, 2015