Ptarmigan Cirque

EASY 23 reviews

Ptarmigan Cirque is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles 935 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail is easy to hike. The first 1/2 hr is up hill and open wide. It may have bear warning to close the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

A bit of a slog for the first 500m but well worth the effort. Busy trail for a Monday afternoon.

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful! Fairly busy trail. Kinda tough on the first leg but worth every minute once you reach the loop. Gorgeous views and family friendly.

6 months ago

LOVE the wildlife! Go early to avoid the crowds!

6 months ago

Lots of people where up there on a long weekend but still a very good hike

6 months ago

7 months ago

Easy. Beautiful. Recommend this for beginners.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

This was a reasonable uphill climb (kids are 5&7 and managed it easily), gorgeous views once up, small waterfalls, friendly critters and no bears that day. We all loved this one, will definitely hike it again in the future.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, easy hike up thru sub-alpine switchback for about a mile, then opens to beautiful meadow and continues up to cirque. Lots of chipmunks!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Nice path, and decent claim. The views make it all worth while.

hiking
8 months ago

It was an easy hike. Wild flowers and rewarding views.

1 year ago

Great starting hiking

1 year ago

The first 20-30 minutes were a steep climb up but well worth the hike! It was gorgeous, very surreal!

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail. Stunning Alpine Meadows. It's a moderate hike not too steep not too difficult but uphill most of the way. I didn't find the Cirque to be spectacular but it was cool to see. The hike itself sports awesome scenery. Make sure to do the Highwood Pass interpretive trail afterwards

1 year ago

Beautiful hike.

hiking
1 year ago

It was a bit of a steep climb up the switchbacks but the view was spectacular and totally worth it! The waterfall at the top is a really great place to stop and have a bite to eat and enjoy the view!

hiking
2 years ago

Even the parking lot is high elevation here and then you gain 210m within the first kilometre so this is steep and then easy stroll for the next 1/2 klm in the valley. Meadows are past the flowering stage but beautiful Larch trees changing colour in the fall.