Distance: 5.5 km (return)
Elevation gain: 100 m
*special considerations: watch animal warnings and carry bear spray. There is plenty of water on this trail if you carry purification you can refill. There is an outhouse and garbage facilities at the trailhead as well as ample parking.
Beautiful scenic little trail just off the highway 1 right as you get into the Kananaskis. Classified as easy the path is well carved though has many rocks and roots so proper footwear is recommended. You will have several river crossings (with bridges) and see many a rock climber as this is a popular area for climbers to spend the day.
The end of the trail has a small waterfall although it is difficult to see.
Just a nice stroll through the woods, a calm and lovely hike that is close to Calgary and easy to complete and get back to the city for a full day. Or also close to Canmore and Banff if you want to spend your afternoon there.
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