Lineham Ridge Trail

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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5-6.5h
Distance
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13.2 km
Elevation
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882 m
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The Lineham Ridge hike in Kananaskis is a beautiful trail that opens up above the treeline. It has quite the steady elevation gain, but the views are always worth it on this trail. This is an intermediate trail that requires some stamina.

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Route Description for Lineham Ridge Trail

This trail leaves from the Lineham Provincial Recreation day-use area. There are a few different trails leaving from here, including the Lineham Twin Peaks route and the Serendipity Peak route. Make your way up the main trail from the parking area for 1.7 km before reaching a junction. Take the left trail for Lineham Ridge and begin gaining more elevation. The trail continues to rise and views grow as you make your way up the ridge. Top out high above Highway 40 and take in the panoramic views from the summit before returning to the trailhead.

Getting to the Lineham Ridge Trail Trailhead

Join Highway 40 at the junction with the Trans Canada Highway and travel 91.0 km before turning left into the Lineham Provincial Recreation area day-use parking.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Late June-September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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