Hike Centennial Ridge

Rate this Adventure Canada Ribbon Creek Trailhead

Added by Mike Mueller

Centennial Ridge is one of the most impressive hikes in Kananaskis Country with stunning views from the summit. This hike can be a full traverse or a "in-and-out" hike.

This hike can be done as a full traverse, starting at the Ribbon Creek Trailhead and taking you to Dead Man's Flats, just off of the Trans Canada Highway. Starting at the trailhead in the Ribbon Creek parking lot, go north on Hidden Trail. You will be on this trail for ~ 200 m before you need to turn left and begin your hike to Centennial. The trail is well marked and would be difficult to get turned around. It is a moderate ascent through the aspens before you get out of the treeline and get your first view. The next stretch is fairly steep with an elevation gain of ~600 m over a 2 km stretch.

As you continue along the ridge, you will come to a rock garden full of large conglomerate boulders. After you have a quick stop here to take in the vistas, you will make your final climb to the summit.

From here you can continue on or do as I did and come back down to the Ribbon Creek Trailhead.

Pack List

  • Daypack
  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Layers (can get cold and windy at summit, even in the summer)
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



9.9 Miles

Elev. Gain:

4592 Feet


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Mike Mueller

More Adventures Nearby

Catch the Salmon Run on Vancouver Island

Canada / Stamp River Falls Parking Lot

There are many places to see the Salmon making their yearly return to spawning sites. This year while living on Vancouver Island I could not pass on the chance to marvel at this amazing sight.

Tanner Thompson
1 Saves

Hike to Bragg Creek Ice Cave

Canada / Canyon Creek Trail

Also known as Moose Mountain Ice Cave, Canyon Creek Ice Cave and Ing Mine. The cave is located on the west side of Moose Ridge andhas a huge entrance, it is approximately1,600 ft. in depth.

Rayne Grein
1 Saves

Hike through McGillivray Canyon

Canada / Mcgillivray Slabs Trailhead

Between Pigeon Mountain and Mount McGilliveray, pull off the road and slow down until you see a little dirt road turn off to the large parking area.

Rayne Grein
3 Saves