Distance 13.4 km return, height gain 640 m, moderately strenuous
A long approach through forest and over two cols to a grassy ridge top. With two vehicles there is the option of prolonging the meadow walk.
Start: Junction of Hwy. 66 (Elbow Falls Trail) and Powderface Trail (road)
Difficulty: A good well-marked trail with two long climbs at a moderate grade. You share the trail with mountain bikers who will be descending your ascent route.
Note: Generally things are much the same as before the floods - eroded, rocky, rooty, only more so now. For hikers it really hasn't changed that much as far as the second col. About 640 m beyond the col the trail crosses a massive mud slide that ran for 730 m, 250 vertical m down the hillside.
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #31
Trailhead: Elbow-Powderface 50.80502N, -114.84201W
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Last updated Aug 23, 2018