Gorge Creek Gnarly Trees Hike
There is a local name given to this pretty meadow hillside and once located we will update this page with the name given to the hill. A great fast hike that offers stunning views over the Sheep River Gorge and area, neat old gnarly tress to take photos of and a sandstone cliff to admire and some strange relics found on the south end of the cliff. You can scramble easily to the true top via a few easy-angled gullies, find the one that suites you.
Drive down the Sheep River Trail into Kananaskis from Turner Valley and just before the intersection for Gorge Creek Trial, you can park in a pullout for ‘Nash Meadow’ where a boulder and plaque describe the history here.
Proceed north up the gravel road of Gorge Creek that commonly has wildlife peering over the grey south facing cliffs. The road will pass over a washed out creek from the 2013 flood and keep going until you see a tight narrow grassy coulee that curves below the sandstone cliff you should aim for.
Walk up here and pass a grey boulder and make your way onto the open slope that affords amazing views the higher you hike up.
Most of the interesting gnarly trees seen in the slideshow below are near the south end of the cliffband. This is also where you an locate a strange chain and wood contraption bolted onto the cliff( no idea what this was for!?).
Explore about and return the same way or head down the open grass slope that faces the Sheep River Trail road. Check local info to find out the condition of Gorge Creek Road.