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Address: Kananaskis Provincial Park, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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The trail has been fully rebuilt since the big flood

This is a great day hike. It is about 6 hours return taking your time. Spectacular water fall at the end of the trail.

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Dan M
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a great day hike. It is about 6 hours return taking your time. Spectacular water fall at the end of the trail.

Thank Dan M
Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a beautiful trail that ends up at a waterfall. We had an outdated book that was written before the 2013 floods and found that we could not ride our bikes the full 4km before reaching the rest of the path. We had to leave our bikes before the bike rack but that was not a problem. A nice... More 

1 Thank catitaf2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We rented bikes from the local shop in the Village, Kananaskis Outfitters. The trail is easy for beginner mountain bikers but very fun. We took a little detour over to check out Troll Falls. The area is so beautiful and the trails were not busy.

2 Thank M_in_the_Mountains
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We've done this trail a couple of times and have always enjoyed it. The elevation gain is reasonable and gradual, and although the path was washed out in 2013 it's been re-built and is no longer a problem. Keep an eye out for the various wildflowers as you walk the trail. The trail is well-marked and you cannot get lost.... More 

2 Thank Murray W
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Five of us hiked to Ribbon Lake. Other than the first ~1K that was devastated in the June 2013 flood and is therefore rerouted on a boring ski trail, this is a very pleasant and interesting hike along Ribbon Creek to Ribbon Falls (nice), even better with good elevation gains and an easy scree slope to the infamous chains, and... More 

1 Thank KevinMiller1956
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I've done this hike twice now. Once as just a hike and once as a backpacking trip. It has a gradual incline to the falls, and from there you can do multiple day hikes or turn around and go back. But once you get to the falls you have to go UP. If you like scrambling or climbing chains, I... More 

2 Thank Lia B
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

A nice walk but fairly long. Or bring the things you need and camp overnight. You can climb up and over and continue either over to the Smith Dorian (you need to arrange your pick up in advance). Or continue on and end up at the Kananaskis Golf Course. It's a long day if you have to walk back to... More 

1 Thank E R
Columbus, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Nice trails, excellent photography along the way. Avoid during Victoria Day. Too many people. Otherwise safe, perhaps a bear but nothing aggressive in my view.

2 Thank Dannie K
Lacombe, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We hiked Ribbon Creek Trail at the beginning of Aug 2015. We started are hike to Ribbon Falls around 9pm, and ended up hiking the last half in the dark. We took the partially washed out trail along Ribbon Creek, and the start of the trail took some extra navigating including crossing the creek on fallen timber. But after the... More 

2 Thank Anthony E
Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Did this hike starting at South Buller pass, so a pretty full day from there to Kananaskis lodge area. The ribbon creek / falls is quite spectacular. We can down the famous chains. Not too scary on most of it. Just hold on and essentially walk yourself down. But I wouldn't want to do in the rain or going up,... More 

2 Thank RLCD

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