Distance: Under 10km
Time: 1 – 3 hrs
Elevation Gain: N/A
Elevation Loss: N/A
Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Easy – Moderate
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No
The trails of Troll Falls are well suited to recreational mountain bikers and their families. Unless you’re heading out on Skogan Pass, an epic ride, the wide open double track trails consisting of grass and dirt make for an easy afternoon pedal.
The small network of trails are good for cruising on, wide enough for your burley and a great way to access Troll Falls; a must visit if you’re new to the area. To access the falls, please lock your bike up or hide it in the woods, before heading up the last 300 metre of trail. This section of trail has eroded over the years, is tough to ride, and is much easier when walked. Not to mention it’s encouraged to walk as not to erode the trail any further.
Accessed via the Ribbon Creek parking lot, or directly from the Kananaskis Village, or via the Stoney parking lot (the more popular start point), the Troll Falls trail network offers some breathtaking scenery. To the west is the Nakiska Ski Area, to the east is the Kananaskis River and to the north are Troll Falls. A majority of the short trails pop in and out of the trees, exposing you to some incredible views, while making their way to the main junction at Troll Falls. From there you can double back or choose a different trail to return on.
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The trailhead for the Troll Falls MTB Trails is located at the Ribbon Creek parking/day use area. If driving, take Hwy 40 to the Kananaskis Village turnoff (Mount Allen Drive). Drive a few hundred metres and turn left onto Centennial Drive, followed by a quick right to Ribbon Creek day use area; clearly marked. From there reference the map and create your own adventure.
If staying at the Kananaskis Village, take Terrace Proper/North or the Bill Milne Bike Path to access these trails located 1.5 km north of the Village.
To access the trails via Stoney Trail carpark, exit Hwy 40 onto Mount Allen Road and take your first right off Mount Allen into the Stoney carpark. It is well marked.
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Consider combining a selection of trails for a fun loop. Start by riding the first few hundred metres of Skogan Passs over to Hay Meadow, across Ruthie’s, returning via Skogan Pass back down to the Ribbon Creek carpark. This makes for a fun loop of about five kilometres.
- Hidden Trail: 1.7 km
- Skogan Pass: 1.7 km to Ruthie’s (20 km to Dead Man’s Flats)
- Troll Falls: 1.3 km
- Stoney Trail: 1.7 km to Troll Falls (12.9 km to Barrier Lake Parking)
- Hay Meadow: 1.7 km to Troll Falls
- Ruthie’s: 0.4 km
- Coal Mine: 2.4 km