Distance 3.3 km return, height gain 320 m, moderate
The slope to the west is open and the view of familiar mountains from Moose Mountain through to Mt. Burke is panoramic. The shortest and most pleasant way to the summit is through the pine forest of the western flank.
Start: Hwy. 549 (McLean Creek Trail). Drive 2.4 km south of Hwy. 66 just past the 1 kilometre sign. A track on the east side of the highway by a small creek.
Difficulty: The trail is easy, with the odd steep section. The area was logged in 2019. See map for the route as of 2019. Much of the trail has been preserved, but a few sections follow logging roads. In 2 or 3 years the route will change when the logging roads are rehabilitated.
Note: The usual access for hikers lies only 1.1 km beyond the winter gate on the highway, so the Ridge trail to the summit is available all year round.
  • Summit of McLean Hill looking NW to Prairie and Moose mountains.

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #1A

Trail start: McLean Hill 50.8759N, -114.66497W

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Last updated Nov 20, 2019