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King Creek Ridge and Loop

This ridge, north of King Creek, also called Kiska tha lyarhe, or "Goat Mountain" by the Stoneys, is a strenuous climb on trail to a fantastic viewpoint. We will proceed into the next valley via an extremely steep gully and work our way down and out, returning thru the beautiful narrow canyon of King Creek. Keep an eye out for Pictographs in the canyon. If time permits we may visit an aboriginal site of interest.

Please Read entire event description.
Itinerary: Hike scramble hike King Creek Ridge plus loop extension
Distance: 7km Circuit
Elev. Gain: 730m
Difficulty: D5 Difficult due to steep gully descent.

Do not be in a hurry to get back to Calgary.
You must have done several D5 Hikes, hopefully some D6.

There is mild exposure. Do not overestimate your ability. I am not a guide. If you do not know what scrambling is, this hike is not for you, Please do not sign up.


Please do not sign up if you have to be somewhere else.
Do not sign up or doublebook if you think you may not make it.
You are taking spots from other members who may REALLY want to come. Show courtesy to your fellow members please.

Members that do not show up will be given a Noshow.

Required Items to Bring:
- Good hiking boots as the trail is rocky and loose.
- Icers, micro spikes in case of snow/ice. There will be ice on the log crossings. You must have icers for these crossings. Last time, someone fell in completely because they did not have their icers!!
- Bring plenty of water. 2L minimum.
- Warm/Wind breaking layers, gloves, toque, it gets very windy on occasion
- Helmet
No cotton clothing absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS - Please dress for the mountains. If you do not know how please do not sign up.

Recommended Items to Bring:
- Bring gaiters as there will be some snow
- Hiking poles
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions: Take Highway #1 westbound and exit onto Highway #40 South. The trailhead is 45.8 km past the Kananaskis Country entrance on the east side of the highway just before the Highwood Pass winter gates.

Distance: 240 km round trip

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  • Paul R

    Great day and great company!

    October 13, 2012

  • Danny

    Short & sweet, with a great group, I can go every day for hike like this

    October 13, 2012

  • Pierre

    Short but exceptional views in the canyon. One to do again.
    Good group of Bros!

    October 13, 2012

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