The Ram Falls Trail is located in the central hub of Ram Falls Provincial Park, next to the Ram Falls campground. This is a must-do out-and-back hike that takes less than an hour to complete. During the 800 m round trip, be sure to spend some extra time admiring the falls and the abundant scenery in the area.
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Route Description for Ram Falls
Hiking to Ram Falls doesn’t take long but it’s worth spending time at the site. If you are travelling through the area already, it’s definitely worth stopping. The campground nearby is a great base camp for other activities in the area. This trail wouldn’t be worth the long drive if you weren’t planning to stay awhile.
If you choose to spend some time in the Ram Falls area, then visiting the falls is vital. It’s the namesake of the park, and for a good reason. The falls are stunning and easy to get to for all abilities.
From the Ram Falls parking area, follow the clear and well-signed trail from the parking lot. The wide dirt path is perfect for families and those with mobility restrictions. Follow this path for 200 m before reaching a junction. You’ll take the trail to the left, which is the main trail. The trail to the right leads back to the main road as an alternate. Follow the main trail for another 200 m to the Ram Falls viewpoint. The falls are fed by the Ram River and rush over the cliff’s edge from 20 m high.
Plan to spend some time at the viewpoint since it’s such a short trail. Enjoy the scenery and the calming sound of the water as it cascades onto the sandstone below. The trail is an out-and-back, so once you have spent enough time enjoying the views of the falls, turn back the way you came and travel 400 m back to the parking area.
Insider Hints for Ram Falls
- Plan to camp at the Ram Falls Campground to explore the area and take advantage of what the region offers.
- Pack a lunch or some snacks to enjoy at the falls viewpoint.
- Watch for wildlife in the region! Bighorn sheep are known to frequent the area, hence the name of the park.
Getting to the Ram Falls Trailhead
From Nordegg, travel 59.0 km southbound on Highway 40, otherwise known as Forestry Trunk Road. After 59.0 km, turn left towards Ram Falls Campground and continue past the campground roughly 1.0 km before reaching the Ram Falls lookout on the right.
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