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Ribbon Creek Trail

Kananaskis Provincial Park, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Beautiful, creekside, rainy, cold, smells of pine needles

A well-used Canadian Rockies hiking trail, we used it for backpacking. It's a gorgeous mountain... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joan R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The trail has been fully rebuilt since the big flood

This is a great day hike. It is about 6 hours return taking your time. Spectacular water fall at... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Dan M
Calgary, Canada
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Kananaskis Provincial Park, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-used Canadian Rockies hiking trail, we used it for backpacking. It's a gorgeous mountain creekside valley hike. Tons of fun for marveling at beautiful mountains, rock hopping up the creek, building dams, building inukshuks out of rocks and then knocking them over with your...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a great day hike. It is about 6 hours return taking your time. Spectacular water fall at the end of the trail.

2  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a beautiful trail that ends up at a waterfall. We had an outdated book that was written before the 2013 floods and found that we could not ride our bikes the full 4km before reaching the rest of the path. We had to...More

1  Thank catitaf2016
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We rented bikes from the local shop in the Village, Kananaskis Outfitters. The trail is easy for beginner mountain bikers but very fun. We took a little detour over to check out Troll Falls. The area is so beautiful and the trails were not busy.

2  Thank M_in_the_Mountains
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We've done this trail a couple of times and have always enjoyed it. The elevation gain is reasonable and gradual, and although the path was washed out in 2013 it's been re-built and is no longer a problem. Keep an eye out for the various...More

3  Thank Murray W
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Five of us hiked to Ribbon Lake. Other than the first ~1K that was devastated in the June 2013 flood and is therefore rerouted on a boring ski trail, this is a very pleasant and interesting hike along Ribbon Creek to Ribbon Falls (nice), even...More

1  Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I've done this hike twice now. Once as just a hike and once as a backpacking trip. It has a gradual incline to the falls, and from there you can do multiple day hikes or turn around and go back. But once you get to...More

3  Thank Lia B
Reviewed 16 October 2015

A nice walk but fairly long. Or bring the things you need and camp overnight. You can climb up and over and continue either over to the Smith Dorian (you need to arrange your pick up in advance). Or continue on and end up at...More

1  Thank E R
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Nice trails, excellent photography along the way. Avoid during Victoria Day. Too many people. Otherwise safe, perhaps a bear but nothing aggressive in my view.

2  Thank Dannie K
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We hiked Ribbon Creek Trail at the beginning of Aug 2015. We started are hike to Ribbon Falls around 9pm, and ended up hiking the last half in the dark. We took the partially washed out trail along Ribbon Creek, and the start of the...More

2  Thank Anthony E
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