Ben's Hill

Ben's Hill 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
7 kms
3hours
moderate
Hiking
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Kananaskis, AB
User sdecarie
NTS Map: 082J15


This is a literally a walk in the forest, there is no trail. It's pleasant up hill walk to an open area on top a a small hill that has good view of several peaks to south and Prairie Mountain to the west. If you want to do an off trail hike this is the one to do.





Ben's Hill is probably not the official name of this hill but there is a circle of rocks with the name Ben inscribed there and what seems like a monument so it's it seems fitting to call it Ben's Hill.





You will need to use a GPS to do this one and follow the way points to the top.





Park at WP 1, cross the road and go up hill to towards WP2, from then on head upwards towards the Circle waypoint. You could follow the creek but I suspect you would come right to the Shell Gas compressor station. When close you'll hear the compressor station.





We did this March 24 and there wasn't much snow around. It's generally up hill but doesn't feel that steep. It's a slower walking without a trail as you frequently have to go around blown down trees. There is a good chance of seeing wildlife in the forest

Directions:

Park at Way Point 1 and follow the GPS route to the circle at top.


Point 1 is on Hiway 66, 15.8km West of the *second* (more westerly) entrance to Bragg Creek.


Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By ChrisMarryPosted By: ChrisMarry  - Sun Apr 21 19:45:52 UTC 2019 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 Good chances you’ll be alone if you’re looking for a less busy trail around Prairie Mountain. Decent views up there. Downside More of an uneventful hike in the forest, nothing exciting and games of trails can be confusing. Comment Apr 19, 2019 - Dry Conditions

7.67 km, 1.5 to 3 hours

// Elevation of 418 m NET, 466 m TOT & max 1929 m

This is a quick hike bringing you up a clearing just beside Prairie Mountain. We bushwhack our way up for the most part realizing on the way down what was the right turn to take. From the parking lot, going back on the road, crossing it and walking about 200 metres will lead you to a trail in a gully. After hiking a couple of minutes on that trail, it goes down another gully and up the other side. First intersection (GR560376), best is to take the left fork as it goes straight up to the summit and it is a nice trail, lots of bikers possibly but not today.


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