Highwood Meadows

Highwood Meadows 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
1 km
1 hour
easy
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
User bikeal
NTS Map: 082j10

Elevation Gain: Negligible

This trail is located at Highwood Pass (the highest drivable pass in Canada!). Interpretive trail starts at the (southwest) part of the parking area. Keep walking straight onto the boardwalk where the trail branches off to Ptarmigan Cirque.

Directions:

From Hwy 1, take the Hwy 40 exit and head south for 67.3 km. Hang a right into the Highwood Meadows/Ptarmigan Cirque parking area.
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By KtmcroriePosted By: Ktmcrorie  - Wed May 01 19:00:05 UTC 2013 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 This trail gives you a lot of pay off for little effort. The trail itself is easy and the views are spectacular. The colors of the meadow are amazing. Downside The trail can be busy and there is a lot of bear activity in the area so there are closures on the trail quite often. To get away from the crowd I recommend heading up the trail to the scree fields of Mount Rae for an amazing view and some peace and quiet. Comment I loved every second of this hike. The meadows are so pretty they remind me of something out of a fairy tail. The hike up to the bottom of the scree fields is fun and there is a great place to picnic and enjoy the view. I highly recommend to hikers of all skill levels.
By longleggedhikerPosted By: longleggedhiker  - Wed May 26 00:34:29 UTC 2010 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 A short and easy interpretive trail that provides access to alpine meadows. This trail is also wheelchair accessible. Downside This trail can get crowded and if you want a nice long hike, this is not the trail for you. Comment This is a great trail for anyone travelling along Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country. Not only is it for people of all abilities, but it provides views of beautiful scenery as well as excellent interpretive signs about the Highwood Pass environment.


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