Cataract Creek to Upper Falls

Kananaskis, Alberta

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This trail is located at the southern extent of Highway 40 along the Forestry Trunk Road, within Kananaskis Country Provincial Recreation Area. This pleasant ride combines a beginner fire road with a little intermediate singletrack. It travels 2.2 miles one-way to a pleasant little waterfall along Cataract Creek. The total distance is 4.4 miles with a return to the campground. The waterfall is small but pleasant. The water tumbles over two resistant layers of rock as it makes its way toward the Highwood River to the north. As you head out on the trail, Mount Burke to the west dominates the skyline. It was named after Denis Charles Burke, a Northwest Mounted Policeman from 1896-1901. He later ranched in this area and also spent time as a forest ranger.

Cataract Creek to Upper Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This trail is located at the southern extent of Highway 40 along the Forestry Trunk Road, within Kananaskis Country Provincial Recreation Area. This pleasant ride combines a beginner fire road with a little intermediate singletrack. It travels 2.2 miles one-way to a pleasant little waterfall along Cataract Creek. The total distance is 4.4 miles with a return to the campground.

The waterfall is small but pleasant. The water tumbles over two resistant layers of rock as it makes its way toward the Highwood River to the north. As you head out on the trail, Mount Burke to the west dominates the skyline. It was named after Denis Charles Burke, a Northwest Mounted Policeman from 1896-1901. He later ranched in this area and also spent time as a forest ranger."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Kananaskis
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Late June to early October
Local Contacts: Barrier Lake Travel Information Center
Local Maps: Topo: 82 J / 7 Mount Head.
Driving Directions: Directions to Cataract Creek to Upper Falls

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May 2018