Running parallel to the much longer and more popular Wasootch Ridge to the north, Porcupine Ridge is a short scramble ridge with one amazing viewpoint. Apart from the couple of scramble steps, there’s a trail all the way.
The southern half of Guinns Pass trail was rebuilt this summer after the 2013 flood damaged the original route up that dreadful avalanche gully. It is perfect for campers at Lillian Lake who can visit the pass, peak 237374 and Galatea Lakes all in one day.
An easy snowshoe where you can pick your own turnaround point. While you can go as far as the avalanche slopes beyond Dipper Canyon, most snowshoers stop like we did at the bike racks at the 4.6 km mark and sit on a spindly log to nibble goodies. The good trail usually stops here.
A walk or snowshoe loop through the cutblocks east of the Barrier Lake Field Station. The Lusk Creek Valley Loop starts up the Kananaskis Integrated Forest interpretive trail, joins North Baldy Pass trail, heads over to Lusk Creek and returns via the old Lusk Creek trail.
What is the condition of the popular (unofficial) trail up McDougall Creek now that a few years have passed since the 2013 flood? Undoubtably, the flood waters did a number in the valley, spreading cobbles and flood debris across the floor and eroding the banks.
The trail up Ribbon Creek from the parking lot to Link junction is now officially open, though a little rough in places still. The main thing is: All 6 bridges are in place. It’s touted for hikers and snowshoers, and, interestingly, the steps up to bridge #3 have double the tread, presumably to accommodate snowshoes. Distance 2.5 km. The [...]
Here’s the latest update on flood repairs to Ribbon and Galatea creeks.
Some lakes, known to make a greater range of sounds, are often referred to as “singing lakes”. Check out the account of our own Kananaskis Country singing lake. Know of any other singing lakes in Kananaskis Country?
A new trail has been built between the Old Mill Road and Lusk Creek. It serves as both an interpretive trail and as a new start to Baldy Pass trail.
Describes a short hike up Horton Hill off Hwy 40. Good for fall and early spring.
An easy 2.6 km hike/scramble in Kananaskis Valley (suitable for strong hikers) with a solid height gain of around 914 m (3,000) to a fabulous viewpoint.
Information on two trails in the Wedge area of Kananaskis Valley: one up the north ridge of The Wedge, the other the descent route from the McKay Hills.
A short, steep and somewhat rough unofficial hike in the Ribbon Creek area for the adventurous waterfall lover at its best during snowmelt or after rain.
Logging has finished in the Lusk Creek area and the trails are open once more, but there are changes you should know about.
A short walk to the Powerline Beaver Ponds south of Mount Lorette to watch the antics of the herons who nest there each year.