Wasootch Ridge Trail

HARD 41 reviews

Wasootch Ridge Trail is a 15.9 kilometer 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.

DISTANCE
15.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1615 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
3 days ago

We did about 2km up and then back with 4 kids aged 4 through 7. The 4 year old needed hand held the entire way down, but was doable. Hiking poles and good shoes a definite asset! Nice views from first open area at top. Total 4.5 hours on trail including lots of breaks. Would do again. Definitely not boring with kids!

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hiking
1 month ago

The first ascent is over quickly, and you get amazing views right away. We didn't have time to do the entire ridge, but I would like to go back to do it one day!

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did not make it all the way up because of a lack of time, but what a stunning ridge hike. After a steep ascent at the beginning, there are views almost the entire way up. Well worth it to hike up and back for a few miles.

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1 month ago

great views!

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2 months ago

Great views!!!
The trail is a steep climb for the first 30-40 mins than it's pretty breezy. You can determine how far you adventure along the ridge which is nice.
I'll definitely do this hike again

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate, nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

Great fun. I had it on gps at 9.5 km in to the summit but the adventurous can continue on. Couple of tricky spots especially for the inexperienced but overall a great up and down hike with a fantastic finish. Keep the camera handy as lots of great picture ops. Find the picnic tables then head straight up. Easy to follow trail

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2 months ago

Arrive early as parking can be an issue. We were so close but never made it to the tower. Will definitely do it again. Great day hike.

2 months ago

I just added 2 photos from may 22nd beautiful weather great hike!