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Things to know about 
​Old Goat Glacier

If you are looking for a short hike close to Canmore (20 min drive) and less busy than Lady Mac or Ha Ling. I highly recommend this hike!

To find the trailhead parking, follow the google map direction or this : reset your odometer to 0 at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Continue to drive until 10,2 km you will cross the bridge over the Goat Pond canal. At 13,6 km you will pass the ranger station, at 13,8 km pass a sign for Spray Lake West you will turn right and you will the damn. At 14,5 km you will turn left into the campground, after that is about 15,6 km there is a big parking with a trail head sign on your left. 

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The trail is not hard to find, you just need to make sure to follow the inukshuk. We did it on May 29th and there was still some snow patches but that didn't stop us from finding the trail and the snow was pretty soft so nothing was too slippery. We got some snow on the top but it is ok we live in the mountains!

The first 2 km of the trail have negligeable elevation, we ran that part it is super fun trail to run in the wood. After that the hard part starts with a really steep slope to hike that will bring you to the Old Goat Glacier.


The Old Goat Glacier is a particular hike as you don't end up on top of peak you are in a canyon surrounded by mountains around you, it is a really cool feeling. You have a great view of Kananaskis if you are lucky with the weather!

We did Old Goat Glacier on a Saturday late really late starting at 8:00 PM and we finished at 10:15 PM with our head lamps. It took us about 1h43 min moving time. 

My next adventure will be to hike Old Goat Mountain after seeing this beautiful area I definietly want to go explore more over there!

Check out this video blog about our adventure on Old Goat Glacier!