Cox Hill Hike
Hiking Cox Hill Ridge is a great way to spend a half-day in the summer. Save this one for wildflower season, and you won’t be disappointed. The multi-use trail can get busy with bikers, hikers, and runners, so be prepared to run into some speedy trail users.
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Route Description for Cox Hill Hike
The Cox Hill Ridge hike is a beautiful half-day adventure close to the highway. It’s easy access makes it a great choice, and since it is off the main Highway 40 route, it is less populated than others along the 40. From the parking lot in Dawson Provincial Recreation area, follow the clear trail up the ridge. You will make some elevation gains early on that are moderately graded. Continue along the straightforward trail to the ridge summit where you will be greeted with 360-degree summit views that are well-worth it.
Find other amazing hikes in Kananaskis Country
- Kananaskis - Smith Dorrien Trail: Chester Lake, Tent Ridge, Burstall Pass, West Wind Pass and Rummel Lake.
- Bragg Creek and Sheep River Provincial Park: Prairie Mountain, Powderface Ridge, Nihahi Ridge and ForgetMeNot Ridge.
- Kananaskis Trail: Troll Falls, Rawson Lake, Wasootch Ridge, Sarrail Ridge and Pocaterra Ridge.
Getting to the Cox Hill Hike Trailhead
From the beginning of Highway 40 at the junction with the Trans Canada Highway, travel south for 7.5 km and turn left onto AB-68. Continue on AB-68 for 15.0 km and turn left onto Powderface Trail to find the parking for Cox Hill Ridge.
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