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683 mi 1,099 km of trail 8 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 38 Trails Hard Trails 31 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Southern AB - 8

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Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Very Difficult

Northover Ridge Figure Eight

29.2 mi 47.0 km 5,129' Up 1563.39 m Up 5,117' Down 1559.66 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite The Three Sisters Peaks from the summit of Wind Ridge.
Difficult

Wind Ridge Out and Back

8.5 mi 13.7 km 2,484' Up 757.14 m Up 2,484' Down 757.11 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite Leg 2 Sinister 7.
Difficult

Sinister 7

96.9 mi 155.9 km 14,152' Up 4313.67 m Up 13,940' Down 4249.02 m Down

Sparwood, BC
Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Very Difficult

Mount Joffre

23.3 mi 37.6 km 5,977' Up 1821.91 m Up 5,978' Down 1822.18 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Intermediate/Difficult

Carthew - Alderson Traverse

12.0 mi 19.3 km 2,247' Up 685.03 m Up 3,392' Down 1033.98 m Down

Pincher…, AB
Favorite Visitors enjoying Red Rock Canyon.
Easy

Blakiston Falls

1.5 mi 2.4 km 152' Up 46.43 m Up 158' Down 48.02 m Down

Pincher…, AB
Favorite Anderson Peak (left), Lost Mountain (center), and Mt Bauerman (right) command the backdrop from high on the Goat Lake Trail.
Difficult

Goat Lake

9.1 mi 14.6 km 1,710' Up 521.35 m Up 1,710' Down 521.34 m Down

Pincher…, AB
Favorite Prairie views.
Intermediate

Trans Canada to Spruce Coulee Trail

10.8 mi 17.3 km 1,126' Up 343.07 m Up 1,197' Down 364.89 m Down

Elkwater, AB

Trails in Southern AB - 72

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93.7 mi 150.8 km #1Great Divide Trail - Section A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman)
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km #2Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
3.3 mi 5.3 km #3Razor's Edge
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
126.4 mi 203.4 km #4Great Divide Trail - Section B (Coleman to Kananaskis Lakes)
Difficult
Sparwood, BC
Difficult
Sparwood, BC
4.6 mi 7.5 km #5Heart Mountain Loop
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
20.2 mi 32.4 km #6Great Divide Trail - Coral Pass Alternate Route
Difficult
Elkford, BC
Difficult
Elkford, BC
15.0 mi 24.1 km #7Great Divide Trail - Barnaby Ridge Alternate Route
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
7.8 mi 12.5 km #8Great Divide Trail - South Kananaskis Pass Alternate Route
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
20.6 mi 33.2 km #9Great Divide Trail - Northover Ridge Alternate Route
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
6.4 mi 10.3 km #10Crypt Lake Trail
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
1.9 mi 3.0 km #11Ptarmigan Cirque Interpretive Loop
Intermediate
Black Diamond, AB
Intermediate
Black Diamond, AB
9.6 mi 15.5 km #12Great Divide Trail - Mt Rowe/Sage Pass Alternate Route
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
4.6 mi 7.5 km #13Prairie View Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Canmore, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Canmore, AB
17.2 mi 27.6 km #14Northover Ridge Trail
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
4.2 mi 6.8 km #15Lakeshore Trail
Intermediate
Pincher Creek, AB
Intermediate
Pincher Creek, AB
2.9 mi 4.6 km #16Bertha Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
8.8 mi 14.2 km #17Carthew - Alderson Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Pincher Creek, AB
0.4 mi 0.7 km #18Red Rock Canyon Loop
Easy
Pincher Creek, AB
Easy
Pincher Creek, AB
1.8 mi 3.0 km #19Edworthy Falls via Elbow Pass/Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Black Diamond, AB
Easy/Intermediate
Black Diamond, AB
1.7 mi 2.8 km #20Rawson Lake
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB

Photos of Southern AB - 74

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Mt. Custer (center) stands amid a sea of peaks as seen from high on the Carthew - Anderson Traverse.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Chapman Peak (furthest left), Lake Wurdeman, Lake Nooney, and Mt. Custer (furthest right) rise among a sea of peaks when looking south from the shoulder of Mt. Carthew.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Gorgeous views of Summit Lake, Chapman Peak (left), and Mount Custer (right) make the Carthew - Alderson Traverse a must-do.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Apr 20, 2015 near Canmore, AB
Waterfall along the Upper Kananaskis Trail.
Aug 5, 2019 near Canmore, AB
The Three Sisters Peaks from the summit of Wind Ridge.
Oct 26, 2018 near Canmore, AB
On the Carthew - Alderson Traverse, Chapman Peak welcomes visitors through the trees.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB
Mount Custer offers a spectacular backdrop to any journey along Cameron Lake.
Dec 20, 2016 near Pincher…, AB