South Pocaterra Ridge

MODERATE 14 reviews

South Pocaterra Ridge is a 8.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
672 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

14 days ago

Loved this hike! Did it on Sept 9 and would absolutely recommend it, especially in the first few weeks of fall. The colours were astounding.

There isn’t a trailhead marker, but if you keep an eye on your map, you should be fine. Then follow the GREEN tape hanging in the trees (which ends around the scree/bowl area. We found it pretty easy to navigate, but some newer hikers (who I’m assuming didn’t have a map) said they got lost. Fairly quiet trail despite being a Sunday. Super easy hike until the last km which is very steep. Super windy at the top, bring layers! We did it with our three dogs, took a million photo breaks, and did the steep incline very slowly, and took about 4.5 hours including a break at the top. I’m sure most decent hikers could do it in 4 easily.

2 months ago

This was a very deceiving trail. It is not for beginners. As well there were many grizzly sightings along the way and the trail was not clearly marked. Beautiful views but for experienced hikers.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Very slippery approaching the ridge. You definitely need poles and shoe grips. Extremely beautiful hike

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fantastic views

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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