Trailfinder will help you find trails to hike, winter walk or snowshoe in Kananaskis Country. It’s driven by a database of almost all the trails in the five volumes of Gillean’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guides — 430 so far and I have more to add!
The information in Trailfinder does not replace the trail description in the guide book. You should still refer to the book, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes. You can find the volume and trail number near the bottom of the description. Knowing them, you can view the trail on the appropriate 1:50,000 map if you wish.
Trailfinder provides some basic information: distance, height gain and the effort required to hike the trail. After a section extolling the virtues of the trail there is information on where the trail starts, the difficulty and a “Notes” section which will include trail updates. I have started to add a picture for some of the more popular trails and there may be links and popups for additional information. Ckeck buttons allow you to restrict the list of trails according to the effort you wish to expend. For instance, if you are hiking with kids you can just list easier trails.
For the West Bragg/Elbow multi-use trails area we have recommended what we consider to be the best hiking loops. While most of these these are not described in the current edition of the guidebook, there are trail maps at most junction to help you find your way.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.