Ptarmigan Cirque

EASY 96 reviews

Ptarmigan Cirque is a 4.3 kilometer 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
387 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

off the hwy 1 at nakoda storny casino junction to hwy 40. driving to shouth about 40min you can get high wood pass. right after high wood pass you will see parking spot on right hand side (west side) you can also access to pocaterra tarn and even farther from parking lot.

hiking
4 hours ago

Great little hike with gorgeous views. Fall is starting to arrive so there was plenty of colour!

hiking
2 days ago

Trail and scenery was stunning but should of packed spikes. Snow on the ground = packed slippery trail especially on the way down.

hiking
4 days ago

Love this trail. I can see why it's so busy.

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14 days ago

Great for fun with the kids.

hiking
15 days ago

Steady incline to the top which was a bit more challenging that I had expected but is doable when stopping and taking a few breaks. The views at the top are beautiful and well worth it in the end. In total it took us about 2 hrs start to finish.

hiking
17 days ago

lovely easy hike

hiking
19 days ago

Fairly steep switchbacks through the treeline, but then it levels out.

20 days ago

22 days ago

Easy, dog friendly & a beautiful view!

hiking
23 days ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I've done in Alberta. The first km is tough work, uphill, but after that it's a breeze and you get to relax and enjoy the scenery.

24 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Fantastic hike with my 5 and 7 year olds. Lots of fossils and interesting views. Bring good shoes and a walking stick if you can.

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24 days ago

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26 days ago

Extremely easy hike, yes it is steep for the first km but it's very doable. I would take anyone on this hike, especially people out of town. A hike that really showcases everything out here, including a chance to see a lot of wildlife. Going to do this one again in the fall when the trees are changing.

29 days ago

Fairly easy hike, get there early to avoid crowds.
Lots of wildlife (squirrels, chipmunks, big horn sheep) with nice small waterfalls and great scenery.