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Wasootch RidgeWasootch Ridge is located in the northern portion of Kananaskis Country. Read our COVID-19 guidelines by clicking this banner before visiting one of our parks. Wide open creek bed with no real defined trail. Otherwise, prepare to scramble along the ridge and do a bit of route-finding to the summit. This isn't entirely accurate for what one should consider as "done". Snow packed trail mostly. A climber was injured that way earlier in the summer. There is a parking lot and overflow parking lot. There is not much to see. No wildlife either, not even a squirrel. Who: Ed, Jace, Geoff, Lynn, Chris, Finn, Winnie, Michael, Django . Did not complete. That's the beauty of a trail that goes as far as you want to go I suppose...but it's nice to have milestones, at least for me. Wasootch Creek to Baldy Pass via Porcupine Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. Still challenging despite the loose rocks. Creek is mostly dried up and found it too boring. We did not really know what we were getting ourselves into. The last bit to the peak was more technical - I’m a newbie to scramble/scree, so it was a challenge for me in a couple spots, but happy I did it! If you get off route, especially in the first few km, be VERY CAREFUL not to loosen rocks if you get close to the west dropoff of the ridge, as there are climbing routes below. There is little to no shade. Wasootch Ridge is an unofficial trail The Wasootch Ridge trail like many in Kananaskis Country is labeled an unofficial trail meaning there are no signs (even at the trailhead) and no markers along its length. I recommend making it to the summit. This wild, lonely ridge is the perfect place for a wonderful hike in Kananaskis Trail, and the perfect place to spend an afternoon gazing on the majesty of the mountains. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Just remember to identify it well beforehand (cairns, wind break wall or all the way up and down mount wasootch), and make sure you are confident in your skills for whatever this amazing trail throws at you. Easy, pretty, nice exercise for me and the dog for 2.5 hours. Wasootch Creek to Baldy Pass via Porcupine Trail, Hummingbird Plume Lookout Loop via Troll Falls Trail. All six piled in with our gear and we had a … You take highway 40 south into Kananaskis and it’s about 10 minutes from highway 1 on your left. Windy mid day restricted me from competing the final lag. It’s also been called Winnipeg Peak, Peak 336454 (for it’s location on the the grid) and perhaps some others. The views appear almost instantly and you can admire gorgeous vistas for the rest of the hike once you hit the top of the ridge where the trail levels out. Where: Wasootch Ridge . About 1.5 km in the snow gets very deep. Please be aware that seasonally during the wintertime, there are road closures to the trailheads and remember to bring proper gear when hiking during winter months. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and backpacking. We ended up turning around and leaving. Show all routes Trad Sport Toprope Boulder Ice Aid Mixed Alpine North Ridge of Wasootch Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Order Wrong? Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Only a few climbers around, I saw no one once I passed the climbing area after 15 minutes. Wasootch's southern ridge is the most popular route to the summit for scramblers and hikers. Since a stop at the Samosa Factory on the way home was mandatory, and no one wanted to be without samosas, Sherry volunteered to fit us all in her vehicle. There’s no real trail until about 2/3 the way up at which point it becomes a moderate/difficult scramble. Moderately hikers might turn back here. The roadway slowly evaporates from view on the ridge before a challenging scramble to the true peak. Dec 4th - Perfect weather: warm, NO wind! The way down to the creek trail is extremely steep with loose shale. I will not be doing THIS hike again and do not recommend it. Easy walking, gentle uphill all the way until you choose to turn around. Most hikers stop at the second set of cairns, placed closely together, I'd say about 5km in, the view there is similar as if you were to go all the way to wasootch peak. We stayed to the right under the ridge approaching the peak, then found a (slightly scary) place to climb up. The official end of the ridge is to the pyramid-shaped cairns. We found a gentler slope coming back down. Some nice views of the valleys and mountains from the ridge. Once you reach a high point, the view of Kananaskis opens up and never gets old as you continuing along the ridge. This is what blogs are referring to as a good "end" if you don't want to get into more technical scrambling. After that, the trail dips down onto scree and comes back up to wasootch summit OR you could scramble, scale and climb over the ridge, which does get narrow at times. Not as dicey as nearby Baldy, but you still have to mind your footing, and it gets quite narrow, so folks not liking heights might get pretty spooked. Length 3.6 … Creek bed hike... nice weather, good scenery. Ofrece la oportunidad de ver la fauna y es calificado como difícil. It’s a steep incline right from the beginning just like Vision Quest near Nordegg (one of our favorite hikes in the province). beautiful views. Whatever your definition of "done" is for wasootch, I hope you nail it. Pictures are from two trips one overcast and snowy on Sept 17, 2011 to the "End of Trail" and the other on a very hot blue sky day Sept 24, 2011 to the highest point. Looming over the ridge is Wasootch Peak, and to see a report on it, follow this link… Wasoothc Peak attempt. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités. Wasootch Ridge is your typical in and out hike. There are some nice waterfalls and water features near the end of this hike. Head downhill a bit and you can follow a. decent trail below the steep rock face which will take you eventually to the summit. More scrambling beyond is for experienced hikers only. I would like to come back and try some other trails in the area. I would not recommend going down that way, very sketchy. Most hikes in Kananaskis are in and outs so this one is no different. Length 5 miElevation gain 1466 ftRoute type Out & back. Wasootch Ridge. This photo is taken near the beginning of the hike, once we’d done a thigh-burning scramble up a steep trail through the forest to the crest of the ridge. Not much water along the trail for the dog. This is a board ridge so over all it is pretty mellow hiking - nothing that is scary. Wasootch Ridge is classified as an intermediate hike as it begins fairly steep for a few kilometres. Most unofficial trails are still well-traveled and generally easy to follow. Once we got past the rock climbers we saw no one. The term Wasootch originates from a Stoney Indian word meaning “unique” and many features in the area share that name (Wasootch Ridge, Wasootch Peak, Wasootch Creek). What contributed to this? I walked the Wasootch Creek trail all the way to end where it meets up with the back part of the Ridge trail and made it a loop so I took the ridge trail back. Took 4.5 hours for 11.5 km and 1,050 elevation gain. Please proceed at your own risk. There was a group of rock climbers having a briefing as we started up the trail. Prepare for varying weather conditions. Wasootch Ridge Six hikers met at the AMA parking lot for a rainy day hike in Kananaskis. It would be better if there was an actual trail. For experienced hikers and scramblers, this is pretty fun! Which is just under 7km. Porcupine Ridge is a great short hike but steep ascend with bit of scrambling and requires some effort to get to the top. 13.6km, 1341m elev gain. The trail is straight forward to follow and gains quick elevation then travels along a ridge that delivers spectacular views. Wasootch Ridge is located in the northern portion of Kananaskis Country. Went past second cairns but not to peak. The trail up to the peak was absolutely beautiful with some technically challenging areas. I'm told that past the wind break is very technical and thus not for all hiking enthusiasts. The trail was great, no avalanche risk, and lightly trafficked. Wasootch Tower Route is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. Wasootch Ridge Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 9.6 miles très fréquenté situé près de district d'amélioration de Kananaskis, Alberta en Canada. It’s all river rock all the way to the beginning of the ascent to Wasootch Ridge. When we stopped to take in the views they were beautiful. The map here takes you to the very end, beyond what is considered the end of the trail, which may only be possible for very experienced hikers. North Ridge of Wasootch Tower 5.7 YDS 5a French 15 Ewbanks V+ UIAA 13 ZA MVS 4b British R Avg: 2 from 3 votes Routes in Wasootch Tower. Did this today as a bit of a trailblazing loop. The rock is grippy with lots of holds. This meaning rolled ankles and my dogs feet are all torn up. 40 at Wasootch … Well beaten trail. We are monitoring our operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and this page is updated as adjustments are made. Le sentier vous offrira la possibilité d'observer la faune et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Straight up. The rock climbing however did look quite good. Total time: 6hr45min with photos, snacks, and lunch at the peak. The name Wasootch Peak is not an official name and I’ve heard it refers to as The G8 Summits – so named for the 2002 G8 summit meetings held at Kananaskis Village right across the valley. Wasootch Creek Trail is a 5.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. Starts off steep then gets has lots of mellow ups and downs once you're on top of the ridge. Wasootch Ridge is a favorite near Canmore and one of those classic Kananaskis hikes. Creek itself was cool but nothing special. The first five or so km are pretty moderate, with bouts of incline, followed by easy plateaus. We took the kids and dog for short snowshoe up the creek, it was a great way to end the day. Hiked Dec 11 conditions excellent. When you cross the bridge don't go straight rather go down left the river bed and keep walking in creek you … Tried this one today. Wasootch Ridge Route Map. You can walk as far as you would like along the ridge which is why there are such varying elevation profiles online (700m-1400m). The roadway slowly evaporates from view on the ridge before a challenging scramble to the peak. To see some other ridges we’ve explored, go here… Carry Ridge. Spent the whole time stumbling over rocks and watching our feet. Very nice walking trail. I did however find a small waterfall. The scramble can be avoided, and the trail is plenty wide enough for the first 5km with no exposure. Show patches in places at this time of year. We followed a rough path down from the summit that lead to the river bed, rather than backtracking. I would not recommend. As said in the description, the trail is not easy to find. Ben Gadd’s Wasootch Creek book is supposedly only still available at the Calgary Library behind locked doors. Wasootch Creek to Baldy Pass via Porcupine Trail, Hummingbird Plume Lookout Loop via Troll Falls Trail. Enjoy! After the 1.5km climb at the start, the views were amazing for the whole hike! Wasootch Ridge isn’t a huge objective, but there is a lot of ups and downs along it’s spine and it wastes no time getting you up from the parking lot and presenting some nice views either, which suited us just fine. If you want to avoid the crowds (and this hike gets VERY busy) then get there before 8am. This was validated through researching blogs of local climbers as the map seems to have gotten longer between our attempts. This peaks lower elevation and Front Range location makes for great climbing year round. My mantra: Lean into the Mountain! Good for kids that can’t really do a elevated hike. Would recommend snowshoes for anyone over 150 lbs. The ridge is the hilly line on the left-hand side of this photo. Awesome views and cool experience walking along the ridge but a very long hike, didn't see anyone except in the creek below. It was along the dry riverbed, not very entertaining. Wasootch Peak II Kananaskis, Alberta June 24, 2017. Past that the trail goes off to the right and down to back up to Wasootch peak with a lot of scree, or if you are very experienced in technical scrambles/climbs, you could continue on the ridge. I would avoid walking on this trail because you focus so much on your next steps to make sure you don’t twist your ankle. When I attempted this Nov 1st, I went to the wind break, last weekend we went past the wind break and went off trail to walk the ridge. Wasootch Ridge Hike . Be prepared for nearly constant exposure the whole hike, which today meant wind, rain, and hot sun. When: June 8, 2019 . Just dry creek. Only small sections of the creek are actually flowing. Wasootch Peak is a 2,352-metre (7,717-foot) mountain summit located in the Fisher Range of Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Wouldn't be able to safely get my decently hardy and athletic ACD to the summit along the ridge. I've put in a suggestion for alltrails to update the description so that you're not left unsure, as I was. The scramble up to the top was intense, lots of loose rocks but I managed. Minimal snow and ice. Trail is in excellent shape for this time of the year. Didn’t make it all the way , but what a beautiful trail! Well, it's the map you download, which is an aggregation of recordings from hiking enthusiasts and technical experts. Wasootch Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. We didn't go the entire way due to the snow and gusty winds, but would definitely return to finish the entire length on a different day. Steep and icy right from the beginning, so crampons and poles were required. The main challenge was finding the trail head: we did a little bit of Porcupine Trail before backtracking, and then talked to a lady who had similarly just done a little bit of Wasootch Creek, so we collaborated and found the trail head behind the picnic tables on the east side of the parking lot. The scramble to the ridge is considered a … Advantage was awesome 360 views the whole way up and no bugs. Wasootch Ridge | Kananaskis Trails Distance 13.8 km return, height gain 975 m, strenuous The long ridge dividing Wasootch Creek from the south fork of Porcupine Creek has evolved into one of K Country's classic ridgewalks with a delectable little summit at the end. You take highway 40 south into Kananaskis and it's about 10 minutes from highway 1 on your left. If you don't want a challenging hike, turn back then. Take poles, wear proper hiking boots, scrambling gloves helped. The "trail" is not well marked or well established. Ridge is looking right at you on the east side of the parking lot, steep trail just to the right of the green sign then heads left, lots of vehicles are there for the climbing at … Wasootch Ridge Trail is a 15.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Also would not recommend taking dogs on the Ridge part. Highlight. If you continue, you will come to a pile of rocks fashioned into a windbreak. For August 8th, Joan and I decided to climb Wasootch Ridge. The trail is straight forward to follow and gains quick elevation then travels along a ridge that delivers spectacular views for hours. But it’s amazing place if you want to clear your mind from thoughts by short walk in the nature. Not the best choice of trail for the first hike in 6 yrs. This hike, a round trip of 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) with an altitude gain of 1010 meters (3315'), is longer with more climbing than our hike yesterday of King Creek Ridge, but except for the first kilometer or so, not as steep. After those cairns, if you proceed 1km you'll hit a wind break made up of stones, hard to miss. Was a fun hike up to the top of the ridge. This is, however, the beauty of a trail like wasootch ridge, depending on your skill, you can go as far as you'd like. Midnight Peak Ridge est un sentier allez-retour de 3.3 miles modérément fréquenté situé près de district d'amélioration de Kananaskis, Alberta en Canada. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Just FYI you can gain the ridge and make this into a loop by hiking up the drainage at the end of the ridge. Wasootch RidgeHike Scramble– Kananaskis Highway 40. I brought my dog and two 10-year olds. We accidentally went on this trail and wasted time on here, when the real trail you’ll want to go on is on the left in the parking lot. Alternatively, mountain goats or highly skilled climbers can take the last bit of the ridge directly to the summit, but there are harrowing sections, quite … The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. But then I would turn around and go back the way you came. We made it all the way to the peak. Up until the ridge scrambling, this would be a dog-friendly hike. The first part is regular hiking, steep, but not complicated. This hike gives you the luxury to choose how long you want to spend on the trail. The route I did on Wasootch Tower, North Ridge, 5.6/7 can be found along with the SE Ridge description in “Kananaskis Obscure” which is a local favorite web print out for….. you guessed it, … Wasootch is a popular destination in K-Country, accommodating both hikers and climbers. We were 3 "peaks" shy of mount wasootch, but turned back due to what was about 40km winds and full exposure on the ridge. At a flatter area with a small wind shelter built of rocks, you have a choice. Wasootch Ridge Trail is a 9.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail head for the ridge (not the canyon and river bed) is behind the picnic tables. The peak is situated on the northern end of the ridge that separates Wasootch Creek from the Kananaskis River. So this was our 3rd time doing Wasootch on Saturday December 5, where I realized just today that we had actually completed what most hikers consider "done", not once, but twice! Would suggest other trails in K-Country like Kings Creek. There is no actual trail to walk on and the entire thing is a rock bed. Wasootch Ridge Hike: Looking for a place to really get away from it all? Microspikes/ studded shoes were very useful in many spots, but there isn’t much deep snow at the moment - we had gators but didn’t get them out. I normally don't use poles to hike, but if you have them, pack them. Be aware there are climbers below so please don't throw anything off the ridge! Wasootch Ridge Trail es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 9.6 millas con tráfico pesado localizado cerca de district d'amélioration de Kananaskis, Alberta, Canadá. With Porcupine Creek (out of sight) on one side and Wasootch Creek on the other, it stretches out far into the distance. Also no very exciting. This full loop hike (Wasootch ridge and then down to Wasootch creek) is not for the faint of hearted. Wasootch Ridge is a favorite near Canmore in Kananaskis Country. Start: Hwy. The Kananaskis regions is famous for ridge walks, and Wasootch Ridge is on the list for the best. Excellent views throughout hike and would recommend. Last weekend there was minimal snow, but ice on the trail, so bring spikes/crampons, also wear layers, a windproof jacket and a balaclava/neck gaiter is highly recommended. But once you get past the first bit of incline you start to walk along the ridges for the rest of the hike. Le sentier vous offrira la possibilité d'observer la faune et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Wouldn't recommend unless experienced descending on scree and down-climbing. At about the 7km mark you reach the Wasootch Ridge Cairn. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. Not exposed unless you scramble up the last bit of the ridge. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. The map currently has you going to Wasootch summit and back down to the creek. Due to time constraints and diminishing daylight hours, had to turn around before the summit. Many climbers visit the Wasootch Slabs regularly, especially those that are transitioning from indoor climbing to rock walls. Much of the ascent is in the trees, so it wasn't as windy as we expected, until we cleared the trees. When Dinah and I climbed Wasootch Peak in 2005, we did so in winter conditions and stopped just short of the summit.Wanting to write a complete description for this popular peak, I returned to hike it in the summer. Not much of a hike to be had here. There is low to moderate exposure “hiking” back along the ridge and there are options for skirting the more difficult ridge sections. 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