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Trail of the week

Kananaskis: Muley Ridge offers flowers, mountain views
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Muley Ridge offers a range of wildflowers and picturesque view of the mountain on the edge of Kananaskis Country.

Trail: Muley Ridge

Difficulty: Low intermediate

Length: 6.75 km (out and back)

Ascent: 320 metres

Trailhead: The pullout on the north side of the Kananaskis Country sign and flags on Highway 546 west of Turner Valley.

Description: Head up the trail that leads to the top of the first hill and take the rocky switchback trail down the other side. Keep travelling north and cross over the large culvert. Climb the long grassy hill to your left until you’re on top of the ridge. Enjoy a wonderful view of the Anchor D Ranch. Follow the trail north along the ridge to see some beautiful wildflowers. This lovely walk boasts mountain views to the west and Carry Ridge to the east. Lunch at the north end of Muley Ridge in the open, grassy area. To explore further, follow a well-built bow-blind tucked into the trees. To return back to the trailhead, follow the horse trail east, down to the valley and then up Carry Ridge. The valley can be quite muddy.

Reminder: Take adequate water, food and clothing in the event of sudden weather changes. Ensure someone knows where you’re going and when you’ll be back in the event you get lost or injured. Hiking alone is not recommended.

~ Trail recommendation and details provided by Sheep River Ramblers facilitator Joanne Godfrey. To join the Sheep River Ramblers hiking group visit Gita at the Sheep River Library in Turner Valley.