Hiking - Kananaskis
Most of the hikes posted here are from Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide (4th edition). Perpetually under construction...
Note: I have the Topo Maps Canada app on my phone, which is helpful for route-finding.
Follow the hyperlinks for trail details.
Fullerton Loop [June 2020]
Easy half-day hike close to Calgary. Very popular trail. Go counter-clockwise for shaded valley ascent and views at the end. Go clockwise for steeper ascent with views and shaded return.
Grassi Lakes and Riders of Rohan [many times]
Easy hike to pretty lakes
Ha Ling Peak [many times]
Short scramble with moderate effort and fantastic views.
Jumpingpound Summit [June 21, 2020]
Easy switchback ascent with moderate elevation gain to panoramic views. Very worthwhile!
Peak 336454 (The G8 Summits) [August 3, 2014]
Nice views, but definitely an unpleasant slog for most of the way.
Prairie Mountain [June 25, 2022]
Short and steep (sometimes very steep!) but with excellent panoramic views; can be made into a nice loop with Prairie Creek Trail
Prairie View Lookout [May 20, 2013]
Easy early season trail with decent views
Prairie View Lookout and Jewell Pass [June 11, 2022]
Longish loop with good views of Barrier Lake and surrounding peaks
Rawson Lake & Ridge [August 4, 2014]
Spectacular views of Rawson Lake, and Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes. Horrible slog up to the ridge, but well worth it.
Three Trail Pass and North Powderface Ridge [June 14, 2020]
Easy ascent and ridge walk. Very nice views of Nahahi Ridge.
Upper Kananaskis Lake [July 2019]
Very nice day hike, with minimal elevation and very nice views along the entire trail; go counter-clockwise for the best views.
Yamnuska [many times]
Slightly difficult (some chains) with scree skiing at the end!