Distance 9.2 km return, height gain 770 m, moderately strenuous
A tough climb to a favourite ridge renowned for its meadows and mountain views. Most people stop at the north top.
Start: Hwy. 66 (Elbow Falls Trail) at Little Elbow Recreation Area. Just before the campground gate turn left into a very large parking lot signed "Trailhead Parking."
Difficulty: Good well-marked trails to the foot of the mountain. Good to poor trails to treeline with cairns. The ascent has steep grades and much scree underfoot. Possible river crossing of a channel of the Elbow River earlier in the season.
Note: Cairn at the start of the trail is highly visible and easy to find. There is a lot of scree on the trails up the to the ridge that made the down climb harder than usual, but doable.
Map: Glasgow

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #36

Trailhead: Little Elbow 50.7944N, -114.85295W

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Last updated Aug 23, 2018