Prairie Mountain Trail

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Prairie Mountain Trail is a 6.4 kilometer moderately 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
666 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

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.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike. Has beautiful views both to the mountains and to the prairies. Definitely a leg burner and a bit sketchy coming down even with grippy hiking boots. We unfortunately got stormed on at the top so we took cover in the trees ! Great hike for dogs as well :)

hiking
1 day ago

Super Smokey when I did the hike but the landscape at the top was still very beautiful! Can only imagine the view when it’s clear. It’s not a long hike but the incline is extreme. If you want to skip leg day for the next month I recommend, just be warned your legs will probably be out of commission for the next few days

hiking
5 days ago

I did this 2 days ago with my 10 year old dog. He needed to stop and rest a lot, as it is very steep and a hard workout! We brought one big thing of water but it was gone before we reached the peak. Bring extra water! The top was so stunning and worth it. However I have been 8/10 pain in my legs for two days now, with difficulty doing stairs (I'm medium fitness level, walk a lot and run). Make sure you stretch! I personally wont be bringing my 4 year old on this one, but I did see kids.

7 days ago

Super workout and yes it’s really steep! They view at the top is worth it though. Did the hike solo without poles.

8 days ago

We hiked it for the first time today. An exhilarating climb. Steep in sections but worth it at the top. Bring lots of water and snacks.

hiking
8 days ago

almost all straight up the side of the mountian but the veiws are totally worth the burn!

10 days ago

Has anyone ever camped on the other side of prairie mountain ?

hiking
12 days ago

Great work out and views.

hiking
13 days ago

Just did this after work today! It was a good leg burner! Did it in 3hours , with a break for a snack. Got caught in a thunder storm at the top that was intimidating, but actually kind of fun!

13 days ago

All incline, but so worth it when you get to the top

hiking
13 days ago

Great views. There is a tree that hangs over the edge 3/4 of the way up that is easy to climb and a great place to take pictures and look out over the scenery.

13 days ago

Awesome hike. A workout with a great scenery.

14 days ago

16 days ago

Breath taking views at the top! Get ready to work your quads as it’s quite steep, loved every minute of it

hiking
22 days ago

A quick but difficult leg burner. Views at the top are well worth the workout!

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing views from the top and great workout. Like others have said the return part can be a bit sketchy in some areas, but taking your time coming down is safe.

24 days ago

Beautiful views. The trip down is a bit tough on the knees - hiking poles are a must-have.

hiking
27 days ago

This trail is a little on the difficult side because of the incline (or decline) of the trail. For the majority of the trail you are going 3 feet forward, 1 foot up in elevation. it is a very rewarding hike with absolutely beautiful views. at the top, someone has left a Canadian flag and Alberta Flag - it is great.

If you are fit and acclimatized to the the elevation, you should be able to get up and back in 1'45" to 2 hours. If you are taking your time, I would count on it being a 3 hour hike.

Worth all of the effort.

29 days ago

Yup yyyyytt

1 month ago

Great hike. No flat spots at all, straight incline from the first step! The was amazing. arrived on top at 9pm the sun was setting and it was well worth it.

1 month ago

Steeeeeeeeep. The view at the top helps you forget the burning legs. Great quick hike but would choose Moose Mountain over this if time in your day allows.

1 month ago

Very steep but short! Views from the top are amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. A steep hike with a wide path. Hiking poles would be an asset, bring them if you have them. The view at the end is spectacular, I will be doing this hike again.

1 month ago

Follow signs for Prairie Creek Trail once parked. Couple forks in the trail at the start, but I believe all really lead to the main trail. I really enjoyed this hike! Rather steep, but so worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Good "quick" hike for before work/after. Steep the entire way but gets you to the top quickly!

1 month ago

Short but steep trail. Good for a day where you get a late start. Awesome views at the top.

1 month ago

Great easy hike, loved the views of Mt Baldy and Barrier Lake. Will come back to do the whole loop including Jewel pass.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike: 7.5KM
Elevation Gain: 690M
Moving Time: 2.5HRS

Steep challenge all the way to the top/ incredibly rewarding view! Will do this again!
Did this hike at the beginning of may! It’s popular- lots of traffic! Some snow!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Now our annual Father’s Day hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Super rewarding hike! 10/10 would do again

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