Prairie Mountain Trail

HARD 87 reviews

Prairie Mountain Trail is a 6.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
676 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

Prairie Mountain is usually harder in the spring due to conditions left over from the winter. The trail gets easier to hike from mid-summer to early fall. The trail will turn into a small creek during an heavy rainstorm and some parts will become slick from the mud. Hiking poles are highly recommended. I have heard of people hiking the trail in the winter. As well, night hikers will enjoy the view from the summit, especially during a full moon.

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3 days ago

Very nice hike, not many people on the trail! There are some pretty steep inclines and rough terrain sections; make sure you are equipped properly! All in all the hike is most definitely worth the view at the top!

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9 days ago

If you are up for good workout this is the kind of hike you need, steep from the start until the top, it get very steep 45 minutes before reaching the summit but once up , the view is amazing!

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11 days ago

It's a nice short hike. Definitely more moderate, in my opinion. I don't think that it just requiring effort makes it hard. It is quite steep, but even moving at a comfortable pace, it only took us an hour and 35 minutes. It's a great option if you're looking for something shorter that will still get your heart pumping.

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15 days ago

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22 days ago

I've done lots of summits and this was the least enjoyable hahahah. Like everyone says it's straight up right from the start. Once you reach the top. You have the normal great views... I'm not in great shape but reached the top in 1 hour 40 minutes. So if you don't have a full day to spend hiking I'd recommend it, but there's better ones out there lol

hiking
24 days ago

Tough but great. No snow lower down but by the time we got to the top the ice fog moved in and we couldn't see a thing! Lots of people were on the way up and down anyway. Tougher going down with the slippy snow and such.

24 days ago

Many different versions of UP

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1 month ago

One of my favourites. Not easy. Up up and more up then some more up then 360 degree views of the valley.

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1 month ago

This hike is tough if you're not fit/a beginner hiker because it is quite uphill the entire way. It's a lovely hike though, and perfectly doable! The view at the top is great as well, and definitely worth the climb.