Distance 10.6 km return, height gain 400 m, moderate
Windy Point is a great viewpoint for the Bow Valley and Skogan Pass area. Immediately below you in a forested gully is the birthplace of Marsh Creek. It’s a year-round spring that in sub-zero temperatures sends clouds of vapour rising above the treetops.
Start: 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 on good trail with a short steep section near the end. See map of start
Note: The trail to Windy Point Viewpoint is closed May 1 to June 15 inclusive. The section up Wind Ridge is closed Dec 1 to Jun 15. Closure map
Map: Canmore
  • Wind Ridge with Windy Point Viewpoint on the right

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 3 Trail #51B

Trailhead: Wind Valley 51.02662N, -115.24813W

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Last updated Jun 29, 2018