Nihahi Ridge Trail
This 9.6-km strenuous loop off the Elbow Falls Trail climbs up a rocky ridge to a saddleback with a tremendous view of the Little Elbow towards the Opal Range.
|Getting There |||From Bragg Creek, drive west on Elbow Falls Trail (Hwy 66. Turn left onto the access road for Little Elbow Recreation Area. Turn left at the "Trailhead Parking" and park your vehicle. Walk down the gravel fire road southwest past the Little Elbow Campground Loop C, D & E, or take the Little Elbow Trail along the north bank of the river until you reach a gate with a Kiosk that has maps of trails of the area. Continue down this road until you see a sign on the right indicating the trailhead for Nihahi Ridge.|
Profile Last Updated: April 27, 2009
Nihahi Ridge officially received its name in 1922, which is actually the Stoney word for "rocky". Nihahi is an eight kilometer ridge located between Mount Fullerton to the west and the Powderface Trail to the east. There are two ways to tackle the ridge. The first is a moderate hike that leads to the bottom of the south summit, and the other is a difficult scramble that actually ascends the south summit, traverses along the ridge, and ends at the north summit.
What you will see
This hike's duration is a full day, and throughout the experience you will see views of Calgary off to the east, Mount Cornwall and Mount Glasgow to the south, Mount Remus and Mount Romulus to the southwest and The Wedge, Opal Ridge and Mount Joffre are far off in the west. Because this trail is a traverse, you will need to have someone drop you off at the start and pick you up at the end.
Duration: 8-10 hours