Directions to trail head
Hazards on trail
This is Moose Mountain from the distance at waypoint #02. The hike traverses the ridge from the right side up and over the first rise ending at the top of the second on the left side of the photo. At the top is Alberta's highest fire lookout.
The trail is a relatively gentle ascent for the first 5.5 kilometers on a fire road and then climbs quickly to the peak during the last couple of kilometers. During this hike you will increase in elevation 525 meters but the total climbing is 650 meters. Until you start the climb you walk along overlooking the valley below.
The views on this hike makes it one of the more popular in this area. There are great views of the surrounding mountains and on a clear day you can see the towers of Calgary and the valleys in between.
The GPS track for this hike can be downloaded via the file attached to this post. Go to the "About" page for directions prior to download or use of this data. Please submit your feedback and let me know your thoughts on the hike. If you have the the GPS data for other hikes in Alberta please send it along with a couple pictures to chris[at]hikealberta[dot]com.