Wind Ridge Trail

MODERATE 28 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.

DISTANCE
12.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1094 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

26 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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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hiking
1 month ago

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

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2 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.

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail, easy to moderate throughout (some hilly spots on the north end of the loop, I recommend doing the south part of the loop first and come back along the north side). Small amount of snow at the higher elevations (on May 19th) in the forested areas but once we passed the tree line it was completely snow free. Views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking with a beautiful view of the valley, surrounded by mountains of course! Definitely recommend this hike for anyone looking for a pretty easy hike with beautiful views! Note: there are a couple of river crossings in the early part of the trail, one of which had a bridge but the second we had to cross on a log.

hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

Attempted to do this one today, got within probably 20 mins of the top but had to turn around because of a nasty snow storm that rolled in. The path is relatively well marked and easy to find, given you're not trying to find it in a snow storm. Will definitely try some other time (maybe not in the middle of November).

backpacking
11 months ago