Distance 7.0 km return, height gain 731 m, moderately strenuous
The ridge north of King Creek, also called Kiska tha Iyarhe, or â€œGoat Mountainâ€ by the Stoneys, is a strenuous climb on trail to a fantastic viewpoint.
Start: Hwy. 40 (Kananaskis Trail) at King Creek day-use area.
Difficulty: The new and improved trail (see guidebook) up the west flank is still a sweaty grunt on a hot day.
Note: The descent to the north fork is difficult and not reccommended. The fork itself is reported as an "arduous journey over giant boulders, deadfall & gravel walls to rock hop & repeated creek-crossings towards the canyon as the trail is 98% gone post flooding. The 3 1/2 km leg took about 3 hours."
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #43
Trailhead: King Creek 50.7173N, -115.10795W
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Last updated Jul 9, 2016