Distance 13.3 km one way, height gain 250 m, fairly easy
This is the quieter, northerly extension to the infinitely more popular southerly section of Tom Snow Trail
, and like its southern counterpart it's made up of exploration and logging roads, and old and new trails, travelling though pine forest and meadows. If you visit the low trails in the shoulder seasons, you'll find the flowery meadows of summer a revelation. Backpackers use it to gain the north ridge of Moose Mountain via upper Moose Creek.
Start: West access Powderface Trail (road) at Dawson day-use area.
South access Via Tom Snow trail south at the Bragg-Moose watershed
Difficulty: Easy hiking on a mixture of old resource roads and good trails.
Currently (spring 2017), a new section of trail is being built up Moose Creek starting from just south of Spruce Woods day-use area. Because of the 2013 flood, there is no direct connection from the day-use area to the trail. Instead you have to use the resource road that leaves the western leg of the Demonstration Forest Road just north of the day-use area. This section is part of the Trans Canada Trail. See sketch map
- Moose Mountain from the new trail up Moose Creek
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #71
Trailhead: Dawson 51.023497N, -114.881456W
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Last updated May 18, 2018