Wasootch Peak

Wasootch Peak 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
easy
Snowshoeing, Hiking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
User ChrisMarry
Edwards Rating: I (I) S M

This is a good easy scramble with no technical challenge, very few exposure on the last portion and a very short scree slope before you get to the summit. Views are great even though it was not our favorite scramble overall. This is a very quick one to do when you have not much time and you want to workout since it offers good elevation gain, an obvious trail all along and it's not as crowded as some other peaks around like the "too famous" Baldy. It's definitely not as nice as Baldy though where you can do some hands on if you want, much more fun for sure.

The trailhead is easy to find as you will see a little orange flag on the ground. You can also just hike in the dried-up creek bed staying on its left until a cairn and another flag show you the way up along that creek bed and in the forest. Stick to its left and you'll be fine.

Elevation Gain 913 m

3 to 5 hours

Directions:

From Calgary, follow Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 W to Kananaskis Trail/AB-40 S. Take exit 118 and start your odometer for a 23 km drive, such is just before the Kananaskis Village turnoff. Make a U-turn and park on the east side of the road, close to the dried-up creek bed.


Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By canadacandyPosted By: canadacandy  - Mon May 06 12:28:41 UTC 2019 Not Rated Question Looking to take my pup up the Wasootch trail and wondering if there are any areas that would make it too difficult for a dog? For example, areas like on Yamnuska involving hand work.

ANSWERS are in this forum:   Dog friendly
By canadacandyPosted By: canadacandy  - Mon May 06 12:26:35 UTC 2019 Not Rated Question I take my dog on leash for most hikes. He can’t do hikes like Yamnuska for example with steep ridges that require lots of hand work. Wondering if this hike has any areas that would be too sketchy for my little guy?

ANSWERS are in this forum:   Dog friendly
By Sheila2kerPosted By: Sheila2ker  - Thu Aug 16 00:32:25 UTC 2018 Not Rated Question Hi guys thinking of doing a sunset hike of Wasootch peak via kananaskis peak route. Any thoughts on that will it be to dangerous going down in the dark? Thank you

ANSWERS are in this forum:   Sunset hike
By a.healPosted By: a.heal  - Mon Jun 18 02:38:54 UTC 2018 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Great views at the top! You can see for miles. Well marked. Comment I would consider this to be a moderate level hike. Therevare some steeper sections along the way. I was hiking with my dog on leash and there are some sections that we had to take slower with her on the way up to get the right footing. Once you get to the scree section keep to your right going up and to your right going down to scree ski. Be sure to bring poles but if you forget them there are a number of sticks along the path that will do just as good.
By Rags3705Posted By: Rags3705  - Fri May 19 14:11:42 UTC 2017 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Short drive into K-Country. Great 360 views from ridge, including Nakiska ski hill and Barrier Lake. Not busy at all, as we only met 4 groups all day. Downside About 6" of fresh snow kept us from reaching the summit. (May 18, 2017)
Comment Solid 4 outta 5 star hike.


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