Panorama from near the summit

Black Rock Mountain
Kananaskis Trail Guide
January 18, 2003

The hike up Black Rock Mountain was more interesting than I expected, enjoyable and changing scenery throughout. Wayne, Dinah and I followed a good trail all the way to the summit. On the way down, we left the trail to explore some cliffs below the plateau. The only difficulty for this trip was getting to the trailhead. A 4WD vehicle is a must!

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Black Rock Mountain seen from the trailhead


Crossing the creek at the start


Heading to the base of the mountain


The trail wends left above us


The trail then winds to the right


Going up a short canyon


Devils Head (mouse over for a close-up)


I waited for Dinah and Wayne on the plateau


Dinah is on her way to the plateau


The summit is still some distant away from the plateau (click for a larger image)


Looking southwest as we approached the summit. Phantom Craig appears in the middle.


The lookout was built in 1928 and is no longer in use


On the way down we left the trail and explored some interesting rocks


Looking east at the southeast ridge


Taking a break


82 O/6 Lake Minnewanka

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