Troll Falls [CLOSED] is a 3.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 km Elevation Gain: 151 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Note: As of May 2020, Troll Falls Hiking Trail is CLOSED due to trail improvement and repairs. This repair is said to take several weeks. Please check with the park page for more information. This trail is great for families or just someone wanting a nice easy hike. There are two end points: The main one takes you to the bottom of the waterfall whereas the second part takes you above (not directly above the waterfall mentioned above) the waterfall to a creek and some other waterfalls. The second part is more difficult than the first. The main trail is packed down, easy with good hikers and not a lot of elevation. If you want to explore behind the falls bring ice crampons. Exploring the upper trail is neat and you can find a pretty cool ice area that is easier to explore than the falls. Getting to the upper part is a little steep and a little slick but do able with good grips. The trail to the upper falls can be icy!

2 days ago

You can't currently get to the main falls, but there are beautiful water features on the routes that aren't closed, and the trails are in awesome shape. Awesome hike out there today!

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23 days ago

Went there yesterday morning. the only ones in the parking lot. We were greeted by a ranger and told us the trail was closed do to some rocks slide and under construction. Very friendly. You can walk it half way until you see the yellow tape and a bobcat parked there. We just headed north the trail. Beautiful rainy day. Bit muddy, but very refreshing.

27 days ago

I love troll falls, but when I went on Sunday I found that only the 1 fall is open. The trail to the upper falls is closed indefinitely.

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27 days ago

The trail was closed due to rock fall.

Super easy hike. waterfall is nice but nothing to write home about. worth doing after a hike somewhere else or a day skiing

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30 days ago

2 months ago

We were here this afternoon and it was snowing. So glad there's only few people. It was an easy hike. My 5 and 3 years old enjoyed sliding down the frozen falls. Microspikes help!

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2 months ago

Park officers were turning people away once the area became fully occupied this afternoon. May be better to find more isolated hiking areas in the near future

2 months ago

Very nice kid friendly trail. Very easy to navigate. Found it to be quite congested with peole today but other than that good all around.

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2 months ago

Lovely hike if you have small kids. wonderful mountain getaway less than 1 hour from Calgary. I would go there every weekend! great hike for animals too. I have two small dogs and they loved it.

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2 months ago

The trail is mostly packed snow and easy to navigate right now. If you head to the upper falls, microspikes would be very helpful as it's a bit steeper and slicker up that way. I'd recommend keeping left off the access road to enjoy the hike through the forest to the falls rather than taking the access road itself. Overall very chill and unless you head to the upper falls, there isn't anything strenuous about it. Disappointed to see how much trash was left along the trail, though. Leaving bags of dog poop and beer cans along the side of a hike is disrespectful both to nature and the people who enjoy the trail after you. Take your trash home with you or don't come out at all.

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2 months ago

Fun little evening hike. Only one spot that’s good for photos besides the falls. Good place for a quick getaway to the mountains for an afternoon.

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2 months ago

Awesome trail for families, easy hiking. Some families dragged a sled with them. The first stretch to Troll falls is wide, packed down and lots of traffic - no spikes needed. If you go to the Upper Falls, the trail is icy right now and spikes would be helpful.

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2 months ago

Decent trail, well trafficed. Falls frozen but water still slowing on inside which was pretty cool of lower falls. Walked to upper falls where went off trail

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3 months ago

Easy walking today. No spikes required.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Went on a Friday, was a lovely hike, had lunch at the upper falls with a friend. Definitely recommend spikes, as fell coming back down. Great way to spend a few hours if you don’t have an entire day.

recorded Troll Falls

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Went October 2019, water was still cascading. Easy, well travelled path. Great must see if you are in and around Nakiska.

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3 months ago

It’s was a nice and easy hike

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3 months ago

Make sure to wear cleats, especially for the upper falls. Fun hike!

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