Wasootch Ridge

Canmore

A ridge that offers nothing but the best views.

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
12 km
Ascent
757 m
Descent
757 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
14˚
Wasootch Ridge Map

From the parking lot you start with a steep climb and really get the lungs and legs going. Once you are up on the ridge you will roller coaster along the ridge but dont forget to take some time and look around the views on a bluebird day are amazing.

Description

Most people go about 5 km on the route and there is a beautiful stop to enjoy snacks and have a break. WIth limited exposure this is always a great opportunity.

If you continue on past this point you will get to more difficult terrain with fragile crumbly rock and route finding. You will be 7km to the to of the ridge but it does get difficult.

You take the same way back so you get to see those views all the way down.

Difficulty

Difficult

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

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