Distance 10.9 km loop, height gain 127 m, fairly easy
Bow Valley Provincial Park South. The longest loop follows the scenic west bank of Shaugnessy Canyon with an option of descending to the Kananaskis River for a closer look at kayakers and rafters. Return along a ridge and down past Bonsai Rocks to Scouts Field.
Start: At interchange 114A with Hwy. 1X, follow signs to Rafter Six Ranch Resort. At the 3-way junction go straight into a parking lot edged with rocks. There is no longer access from Rafter Six as the area around the ranch is now private property.
Difficulty: Easy hiking on good trails.
  • Bonsai Rocks

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 3 Trail #36D

Trail start: BVPP South 51.07652N, -115.049W

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Last updated Dec 5, 2016