We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ribbon Creek Trail

Kananaskis Provincial Park, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Review Highlights
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... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Dan M
Calgary, Canada
great day hike

This is a beautiful trail that ends up at a waterfall. We had an outdated book that was written... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Takoma Park, Maryland
Read all 17 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good53%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“day hike” (3 reviews)
“falls” (7 reviews)
Kananaskis Provincial Park, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (17)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 13 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.

2  Thank Dan M
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 We had an outdated book that was written before the 2013 floods and found that we could not ride our bikes the full 4km before reaching the rest of the path.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...More

1  Thank catitaf2016
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
Reviewed 4 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...More

3  Thank Murray W
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...More

1  Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 28 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...More

2  Thank Lia B
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank E R
Reviewed 1 October 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
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...More

2  Thank Anthony E
Reviewed 14 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...More

2  Thank RLCD
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ribbon Creek Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines