Very well marked and traveled trail with excellent views. Best in summer and fall when the river crossing is easy. Water goes underground for this period.
Start at Forgetmenot Pond parking lot and head west on the road. Once you reach the bridge on the left cross over and follow trail markers. Once you cross the river bed and start back into the woods there is a trail cairn on the right almost right away. This is the start of the upward trail. Enjoy.
Forgetmenot Pond Parking area is 26.6km past the second, more westerly entrance to Bragg Creek from hiway 66.
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Posted By: ChrisMarry
- Sat Dec 05 02:39:27 UTC 2015
UpsideThis is a beautiful hike with a very long ridge to enjoy surrounding views.. DownsideNone CommentEdwards Rating: I (I) M S
3 to 5 hours
Elevation of 648 m NET, 748 m TOT & max 2252 m
Perfect early/late season or winter hike
**** We really enjoyed that hike! Elbow River was beautiful in winter conditions (Nov 28) with a shade of blue I have never seen before. We got to the bridge first by heading west and once on the other side of the river we stayed close to it to get to the beginning of the ridge. We followed some good snowshoe trails as we didnâ??t any ourselves. Once on the ridge, we first kept going south and then turned left to get to the highest point of the ridge North East. Then we came back and completed the official North summit hike forming a horseshoe with the ascent route. It was 14.74 km total for that extra ridge walk NE and totally worth it with magnificent views of the closest snowy peaks.
here is the info i had on this (posted somehow in duplicate
Access Point: Elbow Falls Trail (Highway 66), Little Elbow Campground parking lot, Kananaskis Information on the access point was referenced from: Ã?â?¢ Kananaskis Country Trail Guide(s), Gillean Daffern. Rocky Mountain Books. Ã?â?¢ Fire Lookout Hikes in the Canadian Rockies, Mike Potter, Luminous Compositions Ltd. (1998)
Posted By: Kittzy
- Tue May 26 03:59:46 UTC 2009
QuestionCould someone please idicate clear driving instructions on how to get to the Forgetmenot Ridge trail hike from Calgary? What is the turnoff called from Highway 66 that I need to take?
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Posted By: intothewild
- Tue Nov 04 03:17:47 UTC 2008
UpsideI don't know what kind of hike this is on trail, but off trail its great. DownsideCan't think of anything.