Prairie Mountain Trail

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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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9 hours ago

This is our go to hike because it is closer for us. We hiked this mountain almost every week, really good work out. Very steep & only 6.6km, beautiful once you are on the top.

23 hours ago

Amazing view!! But quite a trek to get up. But the view is always worth it !

hiking
6 days ago

Did this hike with a few friends. Took us 3.5 hours with stops and lunch break at the top. We got snow and a bit of rain. But making it to the tattered Canada flag in the snow made it feel like a great accomplishment :)
I probably wouldn't take my kids on this hike, they like more waterfalls and lakes not just beautiful views.
But overall a nice quick hike to get some fresh air.

6 days ago

Beautiful view on summit!

6 days ago

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9 days ago

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18 days ago

As always - a tough grunt to the top. Made it in 86 minutes. The forest fire smoke was very thick and certainly obscured the views. Great conditioning hike.

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21 days ago

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23 days ago

A favourite after work hike, east access from Calgary, good challenge, spectacular view.

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24 days ago

Some decently steep hiking on the ascent. Use trekking poles, and this isn't that difficult. This was my 3rd hike ever, and I didn't find it "hard" at all. Take the long looping descent down the back of the mountain that eventually joins up with Prairie creek trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Super steep but a great season starter to get the body ready for hiking

trail running
27 days ago

28 days ago

moderate 3.5 (approximately) km each way.

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1 month ago

Two thirds of this hike is dealing with the hill with plenty of sun exposure, so come prepared with hiking poles if your body needs it.

You make it to the top pretty quick all things considered. Park rangers are on the trail, so keep your dogs either on leash or within arms reach. You'll definately need to keep your dogs on leash at the top because it's very busy.

It's an out-and-back on the Alltrails map, but there's a second option to go back down and it starts from the other end of the mountain. It's supposed to be better for your knees.