8 km away
A steep scramble to a mythical summit in the Canadian Rockies
- 5.5 km
- 1.2 km
- 1.2 km
Quick and close to town, but challenges your fitness.
You will need to pay attention and select the route best for you. There are a few options, but you want to make sure you stay on the shoulder of the mountain and not get sucked into the trails that lead to the face of the mountain.
You will reach a large open alpine meadow where you can relax. Most people stop here. There are massive cliffs with a sheer drop-off that overlooks the town of Canmore and offers a great view of Ha Ling.
If you continue on past here, there are two routes you can take. One is on the shoulder, which is more technical, and one that is the traditional route. If you are heading up to the peak, I would recommend wearing a helmet as there is a shelf that will drop rocks directly onto you if there is someone above you.
The top part has some scree mixed on top of the rock slab, making it a bit tricky at times. Once you make it to the top, you can explore the ridge for a ways.
Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.