Stoney Squaw Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberta, AB that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.
Short, under an hour up, hike through thick woods on trail with lots of roots which didn't seem to stop the dozen or so bikers we saw grinding their way up. Not much of a clear view point at the top, but worth the exercise. Missed the trail as it veered a sharp left about 200m from summit, the trail follows a small ridge straight at this section, it's well travelled and easy to do, until you realize you're walking down when you shouldn't be. The trail does loop around back to the main after going past the summit.
The trail was easy, taking only 1.5 hours
Up. The trail branches off in multiple directions without any further signs past the parking lot. Stay to your right until it reaches a stony peak, the path then continues down towards your left on a mossy dirt trail and back up towards to the peak overlooking Banff. Very wooded and green great for a day trip.
It was a good hike for someone who doesn't hike very often but still wants a good workout/view. It is rated as a moderate trail, but isn't too hard. Just a lot of very steep up hills and and on the way back, some dangerous icy steep parks. The view was great for a hike that was 1hour and 45min. It is located right near the front of the norquay parking lot. You'll probably search for it online and there will be one called Stoney squaw summet and just Stoney squaw. They are the same hike. One is the hike where u go there and back and the other is a loop. Both start at the same place near norquay!! Thought that would be a helpful tip... Also!! Wear proper shoes! Ice cleats help but if you have hiking boots you should be okay.
Not much snow this time around but a good short hike. Nice view of Banff close to the summit.
Good for a quick hike. Great views of the East Bow Valley at the top and town of Banff just before the summit. Through dense forest on the way up. Hour and a half round trip.