Distance 14.8 km return, height gain 992 m, strenuous
Pigeon is an easy climb from the west, almost entirely through meadow. And the view from the summit of the Bow Valley is exceptional. NOTE The trail is closed Dec 1 to Jun 15 during lambing season.
Start: Hwy. 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy.). At Dead Man's Flats interchange 98 follow signs to Banff Gate Mountain Resort and turn right into Wind Valley trailhead.
Difficulty: Easy hiking.
Note: The power line trail has lots of minor flood damage, but no significant detours are needed. Some wet areas and several washouts, including some deep ones at the small creek crossings.
- View from summit on a winter ascent.
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 3 Trail #47
Trailhead: Wind Valley 51.02662N, -115.24813W
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Last updated Jul 24, 2018