Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2 Guide Book

by Gillean Daffern (Rocky Mountain Books)
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2  by Gillean Daffern

320pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0921102488

A hiker's guide to the beautiful and scenic Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. Covering Highwood, Oldman, Livingstone, Sheep, Elbow, and Jumpingpound.

© Gillean Daffern/Rocky Mountain Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 151.
... Preview: If you had been around this area between 1885 and 1902 you would have discovered that cattle grazing the upper reaches of Ware Creek and Threepoint Creek all bore the brand "9999". This was the regist ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Millarville, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: This shapely mountain, mistakenly called "Bandit" by climbers some 25 years ago (hence the name "Outlaw"), is from this direction a simple scree ascent sans band. Getting there requires sure-footednes ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Millarville, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.22
... Preview: The old Indian trail up Baril Creek has been overlaid by logging roads and cutlines, and the route is now a tedious one. But because it's relatively short, this is the usual way in to the wonderful co ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.19
... Preview: The pack trail up Bear Creek connects with Zephyr Creek trail at Zephyr/Bear Pass and up to now has been used mainly by hunters after sheep and bear. Providing you take precautions and remembering tha ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.19
... Preview: Even if you do spend most of your day walking, this is a useful trail for anglers moving on from one fishing lake to another, the only two lakes in K Country to be stocked with Grayling. The country i ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.35
... Preview: When Elbow Valley trail extended to Little Elbow Recreation Area, there was a glaring gap between Powderface parking lot and Cobble Flats picnic area. Here are two suggestions for people wanting to go ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Millarville, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.22
... Preview: A more strenuous leg that leaves the flats and climbs through the narrows into the upper valley. Here and there the horse trail deviates from the hiker's road, not always offering the better option. From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Millarville, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.68
... Preview: The basis is an old road that follows the Elbow River from its confluence with the Little Elbow to Elbow Lake where route #110 takes over for the last stretch to Highway 40. Here and there the route i ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Millarville, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.11
... Preview: The Bishop Creek trail and the ridge above reveal unexpected delights that certainly thrilled me the first time I walked this way. Wolf and grizzly sightings are an extra bonus. It's always seemed to ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.57
... Preview: This rather strenuous trail connects the Sheep River valley to the middle section of Gorge Creek. Most people, though, make stunning meadows on the southeast ridge of Bluerock Mountain their destinati ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Turner Valley, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.19
... Preview: Expect flat going on fire road, the only climbing occurring at the end as you climb over the watershed to Big Elbow trail in the Elbow River valley. En route there are many options including a more in ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Turner Valley, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.33
... Preview: To most people, the words Canyon Creek are synonymous with Canyon Creek ice cave; relatively few hikers bother to go farther up this magnificent valley despite a beckoning trail that goes right throug ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Bragg Creek, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.52
... Preview: This exceptionally beautiful blue lake, on a par with Loomis, demands a price in the form of an exposed scramble. Nevertheless, on any summer weekend you'll see anglers lumbered with tackle box and ro ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.43
... Preview: 2.3 km to summit, 4.2 km from Cat Creek trailhead via access 2, height gain 478 m, 591 m from access 2. The longest, easiest approach. From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.22
... Preview: The direct route onto the west ridge which also happens to be the steeper and more scenic route, uses two exploration roads and a trail bridging the gap. From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Although the Corral Creek exploration road doesn't go anywhere—it dead-ends below the unassailable face of Sentinel Peak's eastern escarpment—it does open up some really fine foothills country for peo ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.22
... Preview: This lovely little trail is named after George William (Curly) Sand of Minnesota who came to the area about 1946, hired by the North Sheep Stock Association to track with his hounds cougars and grizzl ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Millarville, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.98
... Preview: Although an important link between the Sheep River and Threepoint Creek trail systems, 90 per cent of people use it to make loops with Windy Point, Sheep or Foran Grade Ridge trails. Though the terrai ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Turner Valley, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.54
... Preview: The Elbow Valley trail was planned as a long-distance trail between Station Flats and Little Elbow Recreation Area. Now it's been whittled down to end at Powderface Creek. You can, of course, string t ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Bragg Creek, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.81
... Preview: The Etherington Creek logging road provides the easiest of all accesses to the Great Divide Trail. Consider a bike 'n' hike day trip with either Rye Ridge or the Lunch Stop Meadow sections of the GDT. ... From the guidebook "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide: Volume 2"
Longview, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.33