Fullerton Loop

Fullerton Loop near Kananaskis, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
6 kms
3hours
moderate
Hiking
Summer
Kananaskis, AB
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This trail starts about 1.5 km along the Elbow Trail, from the parking area at Allen Bill Pond. A short way along the loop trail is a Y junction. Taking the trail to the right leads to a long gradual ascent through the forest to the half-way point of the loop where you can view Moose Mountain and the group of mountains surrounding Banded Peak. The return trip skirts the edge of a steep hillside overlooking the Ranger Station and the Elbow Valley.

NTS Map: 082J15

Elevation Gain: 155 m (509 ft).

Directions:

1.2 km north on Elbow Trail from the Allen Bill Pond Parking (east end). Go under the highway overpass and through the fence gate.
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By Charmd_onePosted By: Charmd_one  - Sat Sep 08 01:48:49 UTC 2012 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Comment I did this hike in the rain with half the trail underwater. I was soaked, hiking shoes were soaked and my dog very muddy. It was worth the view. Will need to do this again when it's dry and knee better.
Counterclockwise around the loop is more a gradual incline.
By KatieRyanPosted By: KatieRyan  - Wed Jun 09 15:56:47 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question I am looking for a challenging yet stroller friendly trial in and around the Calgary area (Kananaskis, Bragg Creek, etc.), does anyone know of anything suitting this crietria?

Thanks!

ANSWERS are in this forum:  Stroller Friendly Hiking
By longleggedhikerPosted By: longleggedhiker  - Fri May 14 03:59:29 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside This excellent 7km loop trail is accessible almost all year long owing to minimal snow cover and it is close to Calgary Downside The trail up the valley behind has no views and can get very muddy in the spring or after rainfall Comment This is a great hike for any season that will never disappoint. I reccomend that you follow the loop clockwise; you will start out with climbing the ridge edge and then easing down the valley. Although the valley is plesant, there are no views. On summer weekends, this trail can get crowded.
By my2rottiesPosted By: my2rotties  - Tue Nov 10 17:39:41 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside Beautiful views, good cardio work out. Downside Cow manure every where. Comment This is a nice decent hike. I would say it takes a couple of hours. Beautiful views on the west side.
By gershPosted By: gersh  - Thu Sep 17 17:16:12 UTC 2009 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Nice wide trails, easy to get to Downside Busy. Not much for views at the posted viewpoints and at the benches. People that still aren't aware that dogs need to be on a leash. Comment If you leave early to beat the crowds it makes for a nice morning hike.
By canomadPosted By: canomad  - Sun Oct 15 15:25:50 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside An easy hike that is usually accessable early in the season. Downside The backside stays wet and muddy late into the spring. Comment Once you reach the bench at the halfway point climb the hill through the forest for a short ways. (Off trail) The trees open up onto a grassy hillside where you can relax and enjoy a better view without the crowds.
By sdecariePosted By: sdecarie  - Mon Jul 25 01:43:44 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside It's an excellent 7km loop walk Downside If you follow the suggested route there is no view on the way up, but there is on the way down Comment I've both walked and ridden this loop. It's worth the trip


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