Wind Ridge Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Wind Ridge Trail is a 12.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1094 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

3 days ago

Incredible views across the valley, a bit of snow on the peaks makes the mountains texture stand out. Tough hike but with the views it's not a slog.

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1 month ago

great trail, and even on a weekend not busy. great views, challenging incline near the top. two minutes from the highway, seriously why don't more people go here. a lot of bear activity, bring your PPE

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2 months ago

drawn out beginning... and uber steep final climb. beautiful views and easily accessible

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3 months ago

Honestly I would rate this as a harder trail. It's very steep for a lot of the trail, but SO worth it for the views. I've done it twice and I would do it again! Just be prepared for a good leg workout.

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3 months ago

Good hike. The last kilometre was tough but worth it. The trail was well maintained.

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4 months ago

to everyone who posted reports lately do your homework before heading out.
The trail is currently closed to protect wildlife.

https://www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country/advisories-public-safety/trail-reports/bow-valley/

check under SEASONAL CLOSURES....CLOSED DEC 1 - JUNE 15 INCLUSIVE

Yes it is windy as you reach top. spectacular view of valley and surrounding mountains.