Old Goat Glacier Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Old Goat Glacier Trail is a 9.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
9.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
808 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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A true gem in Kananaskis Country! The Old Goat Glacier offers opportunities to take great photos of forest floors with lots of greens and moving water. You also get a chance to see and feel a real glacier.

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20 days ago

Great stroll through the forest by a creek then opens into an amazing water fall. Steep climb to gain the hanging glacier cut valley with great views of spray lakes and valley along the way.

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27 days ago

Fun trail. Look for the inukshuks that mark the trail. Otherwise you can get off track at some points. There is also a nice little lake above the waterfall.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

Lower 1/4 is a gentle forested path. The next 3/4 are a more significant climb. At the foot of the slide paths, turn left and go directly up the slide path, curving right and close climbing above the rocky outcropping and trees. Spray lakes in the distance.

2 months ago

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10 months ago

Great hike! Really gorgeous! A lot more beautiful and interesting than the few photos posted indicated, so I added a few more. We didn't go to the very very top at the Glacier as the clouds and a big storm were rolling in, but we went as high as we could, which gave amazing views. Mossy trails, rocks, roots, a creek, two waterfalls, and some scrambling bits. This hike has it all.

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11 months ago

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Really enjoyed this hike. It was rewarding from the start with damp forest floor, babbling brooks and an array of mushrooms and flowers to look at. We were in a hurry so didn't do the last difficult climb to the glacier, but plan to kill it next time.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Very good!!! There was about a 5km hike through the trees, which was easy to navigate through. You hit a rock bed and are faced with a long semi vertical rock face which is pretty easy if you're wearing proper footwear and are an experienced hiker! It's about another 5 to the glacier, and the views are pretty and rewarding!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A good hike. It is quite flat for the first mile then, at the waterfall, a long steep climb (in rocks) of 300 meters to reach the beginning of the glacier. From this point, you'll have a nice view on the lake Kananaskis. You will need another 30-45 min to reach the glacier. Pretty cool to walk in the snow in june.