Distance 15.6 km return, height gain 1359 m, strenuous
The Centennial Ridge Trail is the highest trail ever built in the Canadian Rockies—a suitably impressive route to the summit of Mt. Allan. The trail traverses the mountain to Pigeon Mountain trailhead, but most people just go up and down from Ribbon Creek.
Start: Ribbon Creek parking.
Seasonal closure from Apr 1 to Jun 21 each year
Difficulty: A good trail on steep slopes with switchbacks. Expect both grass and scree, and two pitches of easy scrambling. Well marked with signposts, cairns and red paint splodges on rocks.
Note: Trail starts up Hidden trail as described in guidebook. The damaged section at the start along Coal Mine trail has now been repaired.
Map: Nakiska
  • Looking up the second step to Olympic Summit

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #24

Trailhead: Ribbon Creek 50.93293N, -115.14809W

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Last updated May 11, 2018