Wedge Pond Hike follows a forested trail around a stunning pond with mountain views located in the heart of Spray Valley Provincial Park. There are beaches located around the lake making it the perfect place to hike, play, and picnic for a few hours.
Insider Tip for Families
Pack a picnic, bathing suits, and canoes/kayaks/stand up paddle boards for a fun day by the water following the family-friendly hike.
Distance: 1 km (0.6 mi) loop
Elevation: 30 m (98 ft)
Hike Highlights: Pond, Mountain View
Facilities: Outhouse, Picnic Tables, Fire Pits, Water, Benches, Catch and Release Fishing
Optional Gear: Carrier, All-Terrain Stroller*
TrailRider Rating: Moderate
From the Trans Canada Highway AB-1 W, take the 118 Exit onto the Kananaskis Trail Highway AB-40 S. Follow Kananaskis Trail Highway AB-40 S until you see the Wedge Pond Day Use Area. Turn left into the parking lot.
The family-friendly trail starts from the parking lot beside the outhouse. There is a sign indicating the trailhead.
Follow the hard-packed trail past the larger trail sign. A few metres in, take a left, and go by the picnic sites that are tucked in the trees.
After 100 m, pass the service road before heading back into the trees to continue following the kid-friendly trail by the pond.
Stay on the kid-friendly trail next to the pond as it loops around. There is a slight elevation in the second half of the trail before leveling off. The trail also narrows at this point making it more challenging to push a stroller. See the stroller notes below.
Savour the final mountain views when the trees open near the end of the trail. There is a bench to relax on and have a snack break before heading to the parking lot.
*The trail is all-terrain stroller friendly. However, the second half does become narrower, and pushing a stroller, even a single stroller, may become challenging.
Drive north up Kananaskis Trail Highway AB-40 S and stop at Kananaskis Village to soak up some extra mountain time. While you are there exploring, treat the family to ice cream, or enjoy one of the coffee shops or restaurants.
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