Tent Ridge Horseshoe is a 10.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.0 km Elevation Gain: 831 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

scramble

snow

In winter, this trail is considered backcountry and an avalanche hazard exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf See the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

hiking
scramble
snow
1 day ago

snowshoes is required! Snow is very deep and fluffy, difficult but fun !

hiking
icy
snow
3 days ago

Knee deep snow. May 24th. Bring snow shoes.

recorded Tent Ridge Horseshoe

hiking
icy
muddy
scramble
snow
3 days ago

snowshoeing
icy
muddy
scramble
snow
3 days ago

hiking
flooded
icy
snow
21 days ago

Don’t even try. My boyfriend and I usually do hike in the winter with basic hiking boots and manage to get to the top. Turned around after 50m. Hips deep in the snow. Talked to some people and said it just get worst. Should definitely wait until summer to go. Not worth the drive at all unless you have snow shoes.

hiking
rocky
23 days ago

Hiked this Sep 2019 with my dog and had a blast. The views were stunning. We started late for a sunset hike so finished the last hour or so in the dark. Easy trail to follow.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Too much snow to do the full loop , went out early and didn’t see a soul. Excited to see what the full trail looks like in the summer

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Went up to the eastern end of the ridge today Mar 22, 2020. Beautiful sunny day, not too windy along the ridge. Too much snow around the southern end of the horseshoe and the western ridge to do the full loop. Lots of route finding in the snow going up. Snowshoes are a must, I put on crampons going up to the ridge and ice axe as well. Alone the whole time, perfect social distancing.

snowshoeing
icy
scramble
snow
5 months ago

Went counter clock wise and did not pass tent ridge summit, instead making our way back the way we went up. Avalanche conditions are considerable. Snow is 1 Meter deep as trees start up alpine slopes and we punched through the crust almost all the way to the edge of the North West Ridge making travel very slow. Ridge itself is very icy with minimal snow, traversing over the wind slab onto the Ridge is not done easily. Had a ton of fun though and got some great shots, just be wary or the risks involved this time of year

hiking
snow
5 months ago

In WINTER conditions (that includes late fall / early spring) this trail is considered BACKCOUNTRY and AVALANCHE HAZARD exists. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf 1. Get the Gear 2. Get the Training 3. Get the Practice 4. Get the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this trail last weekend. Micro spikes and poles recommended. Lots of deep snow when descending if doing the trail clockwise.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Attempted this hike today and took the clockwise route, there was no access to the trail past the river bed, snow was up to our waists. Beat to wait for a little melt or maybe spring time!

hiking
7 months ago

Attempted this hike today. We went clockwise and made it to the first false summit before having to turn around due to the weather. Would have been doable if we were more prepared but half of the group didn’t have poles or warm enough gear (very cold and strong wind at the top). Coming back down was sketchy due to the steep descent covered with snow and ice. However it did not disappoint. Beautiful views from all around. Can’t wait to do this hike in warmer weather!

hiking
scramble
snow
7 months ago

hiking
blowdown
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
7 months ago

Amazing scenery, but difficult to climb when snowing and wind blowing

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