Ruby Falls

Total Miles


1,930.56 ft


5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time


Trail Overview

This is an in-and-out type trail to waterfalls. If you go during winter months, they will be frozen. You'll cross a few water crossings and some mud holes along the route, and a couple of hill climbs as well. You can camp along the way or at the end with a short walk to the falls.

Photos of Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls


This is rated a 6 due to access during the winter, spring, and fall. Winter is the most challenging time to enter this trail due to deep snow and ice bridges. Deep and fast-moving water crossings are expected in spring and fall, with potentially deep mud crossings and slick hills. The summer rating for this trail would be a 3, as the water is low for crossing and most of the trail is dry or just water puddles

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Access Description

You'll want to take Cardinal River Road, which is located at KM Marker 106 coming south from Highway 16 or just at the top of the hill after Marker 107 heading north from Nordegg. Once you turn off, you'll follow the road for about 30 minutes and you'll come to a reservation (please be respectful and follow posted speeds). After you pass through, you'll stay left at the Y, about 15-20 minutes past the reservation which will be the Pembina Forks/Grave Flats intersection. You'll wanna stay left onto the Grave Flats Road for about 10 minutes, and on the left, you'll come to the staging area for Ruby Falls.

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