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Wasootch Ridge Trail - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Wasootch Ridge Trail ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Wasootch Ridge Trail?

The Wasootch Ridge Trail is a challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. The trailhead is located just outside of Kananaskis Village, and it winds its way up to the ridge of Wasootch Peak. The hike is approximately 9 km long, and it takes about 4 hours to complete. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, but there are a few steep sections that can be tricky. The views from the top are worth the effort, and hikers can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.0846212
50.9638638

What are the coordinates and address of Wasootch Ridge Trail?

Wasootch Ridge Trail
Kananaskis, AB T0L 1K0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Wasootch Ridge Trail is located in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Kananaskis Trail (Hwy 40) west from Calgary. The trailhead is located about 60 km from Calgary.

Why visit Wasootch Ridge Trail

The Wasootch Ridge Trail is a great place to visit for those who are looking for a challenging hike with beautiful views. The trail is 8.5 km long and has an elevation gain of 730 m, making it a difficult hike. However, the views from the top are worth the effort. The trail winds its way through forests and meadows, and offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

Is Wasootch Ridge Trail in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on the family's abilities and interests.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Wasootch Ridge Trail in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping are some of the best activities to enjoy near Wasootch Ridge Trail.

Where to eat?

1. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company in Canmore is a great place to eat near Wasootch Ridge Trail. They have a variety of food options, and their beer is delicious!

2. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar in Banff is also a great place to eat near Wasootch Ridge Trail. They have a wide variety of food options, and their steaks are amazing!

3. If you're looking for something a bit more casual, The Old Spaghetti Factory in Banff is a great option. They have a wide variety of pasta dishes, as well as salads and desserts.

4. If you're looking for something sweet, The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Banff is the perfect place to go. They have a wide variety of chocolate treats to choose from!

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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