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Trails For Horseback Riders, Bikers & Hikers

150 m/500 ft. elevation gain

elevation gain

FORAN GRADE 3.2 km one way 240 m/800 ft. elevation gain

Foran Grade parking lot east of Sheep Wildlife Sanctuary

Best hiked from east to west, this ridge climb has excellent views of the Sheep Valley and Windy Point. An easy 8 km loop by descending Windy Point Trail and returning to trailhead via Sheep Trail.

GORGE CREEK 11.8 km one way 410 m/1350 ft. elevation gain

Gorge Creek parking lot

A scenic trail along Gorge Creek with difficult sections west of Bluerock Creek. Combine with Volcano Ridge and Volcano Creek Trails for 23 km loop, or with Bluerock and Indian Oils, 23 km.

GREEN MOUNTAIN 10.9 km one way 260 m/850 ft. elevation gain

0.5 km past junction of Junction Mountain and Sheep Trails

A gently rolling trail over a low pass. Wildflower meadows near east end.

INDIAN OILS 8.6 km one way 400 m/1300 ft. elevation gain

Indian Oils, or Sheep River Falls picnic areas

Pleasant, but strenuous hike with excellent views. Combine with Gorge Creek and South Gorge Creek Trails for 18 km loop.

JUNCTION MOUNTAIN 13.5 km one way 790 m/2600 ft. elevation gain

5.0 km up Sheep Trail from Indian Oils picnic area

A scenic trail following the Sheep River. Angling opportunities. Signs describe the river environment.

MIST CREEK n 13.2 km oneoway 1555 m/1800 ft. elevation gain

10 km up Sheep

A steep, mostly forested trail crossing

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270 m/900 ft. elevation gain

For up to date information check trail head signs and the Visitor Information Centres

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WINDY POINT 6.2 km one way 200 m/659 ft. elevation gain

Windy Point Trailhead parking lot, or Foran Grade or Death Valley Trails

Winds through mixed woods and meadows from the junction with Death Valley Trail to Foran Grade Trail. A drop through meadows with views to the Sheep Trail.

WILDHORSE 15.8 km

Big Elbow Recreation Area, Volcano Ridge, Threepoint Creek or Hog's Back Trails

A popular mountain biking and equestrian route, this trail crosses rolling foothills to a spectacular black-shale canyon.

"9999" 6.8 km 91 m/300 ft. elevation gain

Mesa Butte/North Fork campgrounds

Follows Threepoint Creek, then turns south to open meadows along Ware Creek. Can be muddy.

Trails For Hikers TRAIL

ACCESS

REMARKS

BIGHORN INTERPRETIVE 0.5 km one way

Bighorn day use parking lot

A short stroll through meadow to the bermed viewpoint for the Bighorn Sheep meadow. Trail signs explain bighorn sheep biology and management.

BLUEROCK INTERPRETIVE 2 km one way

Hwy. #546 at Bluerock Creek or west end of Bluerock Campground

Views of mountains, river valleys, impressive creek canyons, water erosion and rock formations, as well as the remains of a sawmill.

JUNCTION CREEK INTERPRETIVE 1.2 km loop 213 m/710 ft. elevation gain

Junction Creek parking lot

A pleasant stroll with nice views of the Sheep River gorge and up Junction Creek. Signs describe area's natural and cultural history.

SANDY MCNABB INTERPRETIVE 1.7 km loop

Sandy McNabb Interpretive Trail parking lot

A pleasant walk through mixed forest and meadow with viewpoints over the Sheep River valley.

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Backcountry Campground Facility THREEPOINT

PACKRACK/LOCKER

An easy, scenic foothills trail, often combined with Windy Point, Foran Grade and Sheep trails (16 km).

FIREPIT/FIREWOOD

Sandy McNabb Campground, Ware Creek Trail or 9999 Trail

TOILETS

DEATH VALLEY 12.6 km one way 220 m/720 ft. elevation gain

WATER

Summer Trails

PINIC TABLES

Sheep River Valley

Trails For Horseback Riders, Bikers & Hikers

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Emergency

If you require Fire, Ambulance, Police or Mountain Rescue assistance, immediately call 9-1-1. Tell the operator you have an emergency in Kananaskis Country.

For More Information www.Kananaskis-Country.ca Kananaskis Information Centre (Barrier Lake) . . . . . . . . . 403-673-3985 Peter Lougheed Visitor Information Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . 403-591-6322 Service Alberta Call Centre (toll free in Alberta) . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-0000 Backcountry Camping Permits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403-678-3136 Campground Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403-949-3132 Group Campgrounds . . . . . . . . . .3.56./I.:..oN. ..bu.P. . . . . . . . . 1-877-537-2757 5102 yaM detnirP 1-9315-2377-0 :NBSI

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