Wasootch Ridge Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We've just done this. Firstly we thought it was a usual ridge walk. Turns out we had to walk through 6 peaks. The views were just fantastic. It was little scramble when we were walking from the 4th peak cairn to the 5th peak but nothing difficult.
I know this hike as "Wasootch Ridge" not creek but it's a beauty hike with plenty of view points, endless scenery.
Great hike. Neat to watch climbers along the creek bed
We decided to go all the way to the top of the mountain, which wasn't that much further and a pretty gradual climb. We felt good going out, but coming down was very hard on the legs and we should have brought more water for such a hot day. I would recommend bringing a lunch if you plan on doing the mountain.
This trail is straight up the whole way until you get to the top so be prepared for that. Also, it goes on forever, we weren't sure if we made it to the end because we just kept going and saw trail much much further along after getting up to the top. Beautiful view, good decent day hike but bring your cardio vascular system and not skinny legs like mine ha! ; )
A great ridge to hike ...quick to get to the top after 3 inclines and plateaus ..
The trailhead can be a bit tough to find (it's right behind the picnic benches and heads straight up), and losing the trail isn't unlikely once you're on it, either. If you do wander off and have to scale some rocks to find it again, it's worth it! After the first steep climb in the woods, the ridge opens up for kilometres worth of gorgeous views.
Completed this hike during the winter -the initial climb is straight up with a steep grade. You will eventually find yourself a a more moderate pace that will bring you to 3 valley and peak climbs. Fun hike - the name of this should be called Wasootch Ridge.
Great views from the ridge. A steep initial climb pays off.
A steep initial climb is rewarded with some great views from the ridge.