Troll Falls is the name of a surprising waterfall at the end of a short trail just off Mt Allen Drive in Kananaskis. It's a lovely hike through aspen forest that rewards you with a number of photo opportunities along the way and upon reaching the falls.
Winter is my favourite time to visit when you'll see stunning ice formations and you'll be able to make your way up to, and behind the frozen falls (as long as you bring your ice spikes). There are a number of images to be had on approach and at the falls including the shot below which was made at the base of the falls between the ice and the rock wall.
Shot with a 14mm lens it allowed me to get more width to the frame which helps capture the site quite well. It's also a great family picnic site in both winter and spring when the flow is good. In summer it tends to dry up to a dribble and is far less appealing.
To get to the trailhead take highway 40 south from it's junction with the Transcanada Highway (Jcn 118) and follow the road for 22 km to the turning for Kananaskis Village (Mt Allen Drive). Follow Mt Allen Drive for 1 km and take the short dirt road that sweeps off to the right into the car park. From the north end of the car park follow the obvious trail a short distance to a trailhead sign.
If you can go on a weekday in the winter, then you may well have the site to yourself but the short hike is always worth taking when you have a couple of hours to spare in the area.
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