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Prairie Mountain Hike

Highway 66 | Opposite Elbow Falls turnoff, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
+1 403-678-0760
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Tough uphill but worth it for the view

The very first time we tried this hike, many years ago, it really wasn't a designated trail and... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Usia2014
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Calgary, Canada
Great season opener or into scramble

Prairie Mountain is a relatively easy scramble on a well used but not purpose built trail. This... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Steve G
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“elbow falls” (2 reviews)
“grind” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Highway 66 | Opposite Elbow Falls turnoff, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Canada
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+1 403-678-0760
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"zig"
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"exercise"
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"lungs"
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"grips"
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"gaining"
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"dogs"
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"dozen"
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"snow"
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"ice"
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"winter"
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

The very first time we tried this hike, many years ago, it really wasn't a designated trail and people just walked between the trees straight up to the amazing view at the top of the mountain. On that trip, there was a lady carrying her...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Prairie Mountain is a relatively easy scramble on a well used but not purpose built trail. This means three steep sections going nearly straight up on loose rock and soil. The view at the top is well worth it, getting to see Nahahi Ridge to...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Great quick hike that will provide fantastic views and a super workout. Close to Calgary and easy to follow. Steep goodness. If you are looking for a trail that is not busy, don't go here. If you are looking for a good workout, don't mind...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

About 7 km's return walking distance, gaining 720 m's. We actually prefer this hike when the snow has fallen. We have good ice grips, and the snow softens up some of the rockier bits, and smoothes out many of the bumps. Of course, you have...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

One of the closest mountains to Calgary to hike up to a peak. Average shape hiker will take about 3 hrs to do this hike. That includes 15 minutes at the top to look around. But it is very steep. Trail head is at the...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

This hike is a real grind... straight up all the way, but it will get your lungs and legs in gear for a long hiking season ahead. Make sure you wear real hiking boots, and bring plenty of water. Don't forget your hiking poles because...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is Bragg Creek's Grouse Grind - some locals do this routinely to stay in shape, keeping track of their own time to keep track. The trailhead is just opposite the equally popular Elbow Falls Recreation Area. If you're seeing dozens of cars parked along...More

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