King Creek Ridge (Kananaskis): Trail Report

There are likely more trails in Kananaskis Country, Alberta than I’ll ever be able to hike. It’s those breathtaking views and ever present wildlife that will keep me trying for years to come though. Each hike has been challenging due to required skill and weather, and it seems like the tradition lived on with King Creek Ridge.

Suggested Stops

Canmore.

Important Insights

Check out the Kananaskis Trail Report prior to attempting this hike. Possible road closure December to June annually.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, Stoney, Tsuu T'ina, and Michif Piyii (Métis) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

King Creek Ridge in Kananaskis is managed by Alberta Parks.

Suggested Stops

Canmore.

GPS Coordinates

50.71729915235501, -115.10898773023895

Street Address

King Creek Ridge Trailhead, Kananaskis Trail (Hwy 40), Kananaskis, AB T0L 2C0

Directions

An 80km (50min) drive from downtown Canmore. Off of Hwy 40 in Kananaskis Country.

Parking

Small parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

No

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

Open year round, best used May-November.

Trail Map

Available from Alberta Parks.

Trailhead

Located 50m from parking lot on same side as parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

3.5

Elevation Gain (m)

730

Cell Reception

No

Features

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.