Distance

5.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

2231 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

James Hueser

Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Porcupine Ridge is another prime ridge walk in Kananaskis perfect for shoulder season or for a leisurely summer hike.

This trail was really easy to find and follow, unfortunately that means the description will be short.

Park your car at Porcupine Creek on Highway 40 and take off to the southeast! The path follows the creek and requires a couple of creek crossings on makeshift bridges, but once the creek forks you start heading up the ridge. 

The trail is pretty straightforward even though it meanders through the trees, but worst case scenario just keep on top of the ridge and you'll be fine! There are couple of slabby bits, but nothing to extreme.

The ridge "peaks" at a couple of pinnacles - large rock formations that you won't be able to miss. They offer some great protection from wind and any weather you might come across.

The way out is the same as the way in! Enjoy the hike down and immerse yourself in views of Mount Lorette the entire way down.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Distance

5.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

2231 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

James Hueser

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Scramble up to Wasootch Peak

Adventure

Climb Wasootch Tower

Adventure

Hike to the Top of the Wasootch Ridge

Adventure

Snowshoe to Midnight Peak

More Nearby Adventures

Related Stories

destinations

A Magical Yosemite Valley Winter Storm

A Yosemite Winter Wonderland

gear

La Sportiva Women's Skwama Climbing Shoe Review

Super sticky, super responsive, and just as badass as the men’s version of the shoe.

travel

A Few Days in Rossland, BC - A Must-Stop on the Powder Highway

If this town of less than 4,000 friendly folks doesn’t charm your socks off, the terrain at RED M...

destinations

WATCH: A Way of Life Under Attack - 'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee'

All over this country, indigenous people are literally just fighting for their identity.

More Stories