Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Grotto Creek Canyon 2.1 km one-way Year-round Hiking Hiking Open
Windy Viewpoint 5.4 km Summer Hiking Open
Yamnuska East Ridge

Rockfall hazard increases in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail.

April 17th: Trail to Ravens End\West Col mostly covered in fresh\soft snow. Snow pack does firms up closer to top, but expect mostly muddy/slushy trail as temperatures continue to warm. Spikes recommended for higher portions where snow pack is present.

 

3.6 km one-way Year-round Hiking Warning
Yamnuska Scramble Route

Difficult travel in areas with snow and ice covered trail. 

Rockfall hazard increases in freeze / thaw weather conditions.

10.2km return Year-round Hiking Warning
Yamnuska Climbers' Access Route 2.1km one-way Year-round Hiking Open
Yamnuska West Col

Rockfall hazard increases in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail.

April 17th: Trail to Ravens End\West Col mostly covered in fresh\soft snow. Snow pack does firms up closer to top, but expect mostly muddy/slushy trail as temperatures continue to warm. Spikes recommended for higher portions where snow pack is present.

4.0 km Year-round Open
Cougar Creek

Construction Closure: Until further notice. From the junction of Montane Trail and Lady Macdonald Trail upstream for approximately 1 km. For blasting relating to the Cougar Creek Flood Project.

4.0 km Summer Hiking Closed
Douglas Fir Bench

Closed: Dec 1st - Jun 15th for wildlife protection.

1.6 km one-way Year-round Hiking Hiking OHVing Closed
Ha Ling 3.5 km to the saddle; 3.9 km to the summit Year-round Hiking Hiking Open
Lady Macdonald

Construction Closure: Lady Macdonald and Cougar Creek Canyon Blasting Closure.

3.2 km Summer Hiking Closed
Rocky Mountain Legacy 20 km Year-round Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Open
Cloudline 5.0 km Year-round Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Trail Running Open
Middle Sister Access 1.9km Year-round Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Trail Running Open
High Rockies (Winter)

Note: Between Nov. 1 and May 1 the trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path due to Highway Avalanche Control.

63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Heart Mountain 2.8 one-way km Year-round Hiking not reported

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