Castle Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Andy Good Base

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The trail winds through the forest beside Ptolemy creek with several creek crossings. The trail eventually leaves the creek bed and begins a gradual ascent. At the fork, take the trail to the left. Shortly after the fork, the trail grade increases significantly through dense, forested sections. Scree slopes rise up to the left and the trail ascends into an open valley. Upon reaching the base of Andy Good Peak, the trail abruptly ends.

If time permits, you can scramble up the rocky slopes on the northern side of the valley for a more commanding view, or for an attempt at Andy Good Peak. Technical climbing and equipment may be required to reach the top of the peak.

Trailhead instructions:

  • Drive west along Hwy 3 through the Crowsnest Pass. Shortly before the AB/BC border is a large blue sign for Ptolemy Trailhead. Turn left and travel south down a gravel road for 3km.
  • Please park in the pullout and do not disturb the streambed with your vehicle. If limited parking, please park in the Ptolemy Creek Staging Area

Warning: In spring and early summer, the creek crossing through the swift and deep water can pose a serious hazard.

Length:8.6 km one way
Elevation Profile940m m
Trail MapCastle Summer Trail Map Georeferenced
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Updated: Apr 30, 2021