Coal Mine Trail
The Coal Mine trail takes hikers to a now defunct mine site with amazing views. This is a great hike to choose when staying in the Kananaskis Village area. The route stays in the forest before opening up to stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
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Route Description for Coal Mine Trail
The Coal Mine trail begins on the popular Hidden Trail near Kananaskis Village. Follow the clearly marked trail from the Ribbon Creek day-use area and join the Coal Mine trail after 400 m. The trail gains elevation slowly to reach a coal mine site. The mine was in use from 1947 to 1952 and is no longer in operation. The views from the mine site are excellent.
Getting to the Coal Mine Trail Trailhead
Join Highway 40 from the exit off the Trans Canada Highway and travel southbound for 21.0 km. Turn Right onto Mount Allan Drive, following signs for the HI Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel. After 800 m, turn left onto Centennial Drive. Turn onto Ribbon Creek Road, and park in the day-use area beyond the hostel.
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