COX HILL – NORTH RIDGE
Distance 12.4 km return, height gain 693 m, moderately strenuous
The summit is a superlative viewpoint, superior even to Moose Mountain, because that massif, looking unfamiliar from this direction, is also included in the view. Its most recent claim to fame, though, is that it is the highest point on the Trans Canada Trail at 2217 m (7274').
Start: Powderface Trail (road) at Dawson trailhead and equestrian campground.
Difficulty: A good, though steep, winding trail through mature forest with alder understory.
Note: There's been a pleasant re-route when leaving the trailhead. Instead of immediately dipping to the Jumpingpound, the official hiking trail now stays left, and winds between the road and the creek to a brand new high-level bridge. After another brief but pleasant forest stint, the old road is rejoined shortly before the T-junction with Tom Snow and Cox Hill.
- Approaching the summit
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #70
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Last updated Apr 15, 2017