Mount Kidd Fire Lookout

Mount Kidd Fire Lookout near Kananaskis, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
6 kms
4hours
moderate
Hiking
Winter, Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
User sdecarie
NTS Map: 082J14

Elevation Gain: 565 m (1,855 ft).

Steep up hill trail leads directly to the former Mt Kidd Fire Lookout site. The site is situated on a shoulder of Mt. Kidd (not the summit).

There are great views of the Kananaskis Valley including the village and and golf course. (We didn't go all the way but still enjoyed great views and beautiful meadows of wildflowers)

Directions:

Park at the farthest south lot for Kananasksis Inn

Head south from the parking area along the Terrace Tear trail.

0.4 km turn west onto Kovach trail.

1.5km Keep left on Kovach trail

1.8 Veer west off Kovach at a cairn (there is also skull in a tree nearby marking this trail) Be careful there is an incorrect trail nearby.

Note: If there still is a route from Kovach (in 2016), it is nearly impossible to find. Even with GPS waypoints and referencing satellite maps, at least one group of hikers was unable to find the way up; bushwhacking was not fruitful as only partial sections of a track were discovered. Double-check your maps and know how you are going to exit the trail before showing up.
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By ChrisMarryPosted By: ChrisMarry  - Sun Dec 03 20:10:51 UTC 2017 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Rewarding views, short and technically easy hike that leads to a tremendous viewpoint by the north wall of Mount Kidd. Downside Between paths, XC trails and an unofficial but flagged trail it can be confusing but focusing on the open slope helps staying on track. Comment We did this hike in winter conditions but avalanche risk was low with most of the snow gone after the chinooks leaving an icy crust and some 2-3 feet of snow at 2000 m altitude up to the high point. Microspikes were helpful and we didnâ??t follow the trail exactly from time to time losing track of it because of the snow. There was a lot of orange or pink flags though to make it easier.


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