Distance 9.9 km loop, height gain 619 m, moderately strenuous
These pointy grass hills with conglomerate outcrops, limber pines and myriad flowers are an annual must-do for most hikers. This route describes the normal frontal approach via the â€œFleur-de-Lisâ€ trail, which has one steepish section where the trail is faint.
Start: Deer Head Meadows: Park at the side of the highway 3.3 km north of Highwood Junction or 2.3 km south of Cat Creek bridge. This is the best start if descending via the optional descent, so making a loop. You can also connect up with the other two accesses. See the sketch map on page 90 and map 2 at the back of the book.
Difficulty: Reasonably easy hiking on good, though sometimes intermittent trails.
- One of the great viewpoints. Photo Alf Skrastins
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 5 Trail #25D
Trailhead: Cat Creek 50.410405N, -114.717915W
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Last updated Sep 2, 2016