Distance 16.3 km return, height gain 1360 m, strenuous
The Centennial Ridge Trail is the highest trail ever built in the Canadian Rockie. It's a suitably impressive route to the summit of Mount Allan. The trail traverses the mountain to Pigeon Mountain trailhead, but most people just go up and down from Ribbon Creek.
Start: Ribbon Creek parking.
Seasonal closure from Apr 1 to Jun 21 each year
Difficulty: A good trail on steep slopes with switchbacks. Expect both grass and scree, and two pitches of easy scrambling. Well marked with signposts, cairns and red paint splodges on rocks.
Note: Trail starts up Hidden trail as described in guidebook. Turn left at the first junction. This is the winter ski trail. Watch for a new trail (2018) to the right after about 700 m that leads to the original trail.
Map: Nakiska
  • Looking up the second step to Olympic Summit

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #24

Trailhead: Ribbon Creek 50.93293N, -115.14809W

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Last updated Oct 24, 2018