Old Baldy Ridge Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Old Baldy Ridge Trail is a 17.2 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 and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
17.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1675 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

washed out

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

It's really easy to lose the trail, so bring a GPS if you can. Follow the river, expect a lot of fallen trees and narrow paths with a lot of shrubbery. the final ascent to the ridge is very steep. Views from the ridge are incredible. Bring lots of water.

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy to get off trail

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

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.

Friday, July 03, 2015