Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Kananaskis Valley

Updated: May 17, 2024

Updated: May 17, 2024 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

    Closures:

    Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground: Closed May 3 - Nov 1 for Construction.
    Pigeon Mountain:
    Closed Dec 1 - Jun 15 for protection of critical winter range for elk and bighorn sheep.
    West Wind Valley: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 15 for protection of critical winter range for elk and bighorn sheep.
    Mt. Allan / Centennial Ridge Trail: Closed Apr 1 - Jun 21 for protection of bighorn sheep during sensitive birthing period.
    Stoney Trail: Closed Apr 15 - Jun 15 from Jewel Bay Backcountry Campground south to Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area boundary, including Jewell Bay Backcountry Campground.

    Galatea Creek Trail: May 1 - late June for wildlife protection as well as to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended, even in winter.
    • It's tick season! Make sure to check you and your pets when you get home. For best protection, use a bug repellent with DEET.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary. Please report any downed trees on the trails.
    • Please note that most official summer hiking trails are not maintained in the winter.

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Baldy Pass
Hiking Biking 13.7 km or 15.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Barrier Lake Interpretive
Hiking 2.5 km one-way from lower parking area at Barrier Lake Day Use; can be shortened by parking in upper parking lot Open Hiking
Centennial Ridge
Hiking From Ribbon Creek: 6.8 km to Mt Allan summit and 17.5 km to Wind Valley Closed Hiking Duane
Eau Claire Interpretive
Hiking 1.5 one-way km Open Hiking
Galatea Creek
Lillian Lake Backcountry Campground: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 28. Closed: May 1 - late June for wildlife protection as well as to allow area to dry and prevent damage to trail.
Hiking 6.0 km to Lillian Lake, 1.5 km more to Upper Galatea Lake Closed Hiking
Guinn's Pass
Hiking 1.6 one-way km Open Hiking
Hidden
Hiking Biking 1.4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Kananaskis Integrated Forestry Interpretive
Hiking 1.7 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Mount Kidd Interpretive
Note: Sections on loop damaged in 2013 flood.
Hiking 1.2 km return Open Hiking Duane
Prairie View
Hiking Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Razors Edge
If choosing to hike this trail, exercise extreme caution and be aware that bikers may be traveling at high speed on downhill sections.
Hiking Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Warning Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ruthie's
Trail sustained water damage in the summer and may have rough and uneven terrain for skiers. Particularly skiers coming down hill will need to use caution.
Hiking Biking 0.4 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Stoney E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 22.5 km one-way Closed Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Sunburst
Hiking Biking 1.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Troll Falls E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking E-bike 1.4 km Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Upper Troll Falls
Hiking 0.9 km out and back Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Village Rim E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking E-bike 1.3 km Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Wasootch Creek
Hiking 1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Wedge Pond
Hiking 1 km return Open Hiking Duane