Distance to highpoint: ~ 5 km
Elevation gain to highpoint: ~500 m
This makes for a great after-work hike in the spring or early summer. A few kilometers of hiking and a fairly strenuous 500 m of elevation gain and you arrive at a nice grassy peak surrounded by meadows of wildflowers. When we went the meadows were blanketed in shooting stars.
The actual Powderface Ridge trail is a 17 km one-way hike, starting at the end of the pavement on highway 66 and ending about 10 km before that on paved highway. Both trailheads are marked with signs by the road, but if you start at the trailhead at the end of the pavement you reach the highpoint much faster, although the ascent is thus also much steeper.
Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Keywords:Kananaskis, Powderface Ridge