Distance 13.2 km return, height gain 300 m, moderate
This hill appears a dark green mound from Hwy. 546, but concealed behind that facade of Lodgepole pines lies grassy slopes and fascinating sandstone escarpments facing south and west. Green Mountain is a popular climb despite there being no trail to the top. The usual route is a moderately steep pull up a southwest ridge direct to the summit, most people descending more or less the same way.
Start: Indian Oils trailhead on Hwy. 546 (Sheep River Trail)
Difficulty: Easy hiking on old fireroad that seems to be more stony than pre-flood. There is a short trail to the less than inspiring summit. There is a washout just after the Mount Hoffmann turn-off that is awkward to cross when wet.
Note: Lately, a loop incorporating Spaulding Point, the southernmost tip of Green Mountain, has become popular. This lengthens the hike trailhead to trailhead by almost 4 km.
- On the way to the summit of Green Mountain
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 4 Trail #23
Trailhead: Indian Oils 50.62183N, -114.69686W
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Last updated Jun 8, 2017