Start hiking up the Nihahi Ridge trail through a spruce and fir forest. In a short distance you will start to see the surrounding meadows that are covered in wildflowers and spectacular views of the valley below. Work your way up past a cable railed bluff then up the scree slope until you reach the ridge end buttress. At this point you can catch your breath and take in the views.
Elevation Gain: 700+m
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Map Reference: 82 J/15
Trail Conditions and Hazards
There may still be some snow sticking around. There is high likely hood of rain on Sunday and may be have isolated showers on Monday, so the trail may be a little bit muddy by the time we get to it.
Note that there is a some exposure on this hike, a vertical 5 meters gully and scree walk.
CORA trips start at the trailhead, but as a favor to our participants, we will convene at the meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time, we won't be waiting more than ten minutes maximum. If you'd like, you may meet us at the trailhead, but please advise the organizers of this ahead of time.
Please indicate in your RSVP comments if you can drive. If you cannot, please bring some money to reimburse drivers.
For drivers, to get to the trailhead: Drive south from Bragg Creek on highway #22 and turn west (right) onto highway #66. Continue on highway #66 for 30 kilometers and turn onto the access road for the Little Elbow Recreation Area. Turn and park at the second left turn. There is a sign "Trailhead parking" where you should park.
Please dress for both the weather and the unexpected - you never know in the mountains.
Bring no cotton clothing! See here for the reasons why.
- Warm layers
- Waterproof clothing (preferably breathable)
- Waterproof footwear with good traction
- Lunch and snacks
- Minimum 2L of water
- If you're not driving, gas money for drivers
- Hiking poles
The trip organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, or to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.
Members are free. Non-members fee is $5.
If you want to become a member of CORA, the annual fee is $20.
If you are not driving, please contribute some gas money $$ for drivers.
Trip Waiver and Conditions
Here is the trip waiver I'll bring that you'll have to sign to attend to this event
Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.