Edworthy Falls Hike

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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9.7 km
Elevation
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393 m
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Panorama view of Edworthy Falls hiking trail in Kananaskis Alberta Canada

The trail to Edworthy Falls is an exciting trail with many options to enjoy different views and landmarks. There are excellent mountain views along the way, two sets of falls, and of course Elbow Lake. The trail is a great option for families that can endure a half-day hike.

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Route Description for Edworthy Falls Hike

This trail is definitely worth putting on the bucket list. It is the perfect moderate hike for those searching for an exciting half-day effort. From the parking lot, head off towards Elbow Lake, which you will reach after 1.4 km. This is a destination of its own, equipped with a backcountry campsite that makes for a great break spot. The trail continues through the forest, offering some clearings with views. You’ll reach a small trail that leads you to both sets of falls, the right trail to the smaller falls. Check out both, and be sure to spend some time enjoying these incredible landmarks before turning back.

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Getting to the Edworthy Falls Hike Trailhead

From the junction with the Trans Canada Highway, take Highway 40 southbound past Kananaskis Lakes turnoff. Continue on until you reach the Elbow Lake turnoff on your left.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Elbow Lake Backcountry

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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