Explore the most popular trail running trails near Canmore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Guys, it is an awesome trail but some scramble at the end with loose rocks. Coming down the same way, a little tough from the peak for the first 15-20 mins or so. I did the hike in 2 hours and 10 mins up and down, but then I was alone so just kept climbing and literally ran down. Amazing views from the top. Gives a satisfaction of reaching a summit.

Leg burner with amazing views. At the very top it’s a bit of a scramble on loose rock. Noticed all levels of hikers on the trail. For people that don’t hike much, it’s a challenging but rewarding trail. I’ll do it again once my legs have forgotten ;)

Highly recommended hike, leg burning hike for sure, hard on the lungs going up, hard on the legs/knees going down, very steep all the way up, but worth the view at the top, please make sure you have enough water to last you a total of 4 hours, i find that going down was much easier for me so only took us 1.5 hours going down compare to going up took us 2.5...this is a difficult hike for a beginner like me, make sure you are with someone who will push you all the way...wear hiking shoes and use trekking poles, it’s a big help....and oh yeah bring snacks:) will give you energy going down...hope you will have fun just like me who almost gave up after 30 minutes, but nonetheless #IMADEIT so #WORTHIT, oh and go there early so it’s not busy, we went up around 9:30 am less busy but when we came down around 12:30 lots of people are going up....you have to wait for people to pass through as the trail is very steep....

Amazing hiking. Recommended

Do not underestimate this hike.!! You need to be fit I mean fit.!! You will be sweating like crazy. Make sure you have enough water and food supply. After helipad, use extra caution on loose rocks closer to the summit. But in the last you will get phenomenal view of Canmore and surrounding mountain.

I did this hike Sunday and loved it. I suggest starting early morning because it's less busy and it can be quite cumbersome trying to pass people on the trail. Be prepared to work because it does not level off. Poles are handy. despite how warm it was at the parking lot and the majority of the trail, bring a jacket the wind at the summit is cold. Small scramble at the top. you can also get to Miners Peak from here (I was too tired).
Views are amazing.

Difficult fit my very experienced hikers. Steep but good. You will actually get to a peak.

I love this trail! Lots of exercise, lots to see on the trail and a fantastic view from the helicopter pad. Avoid the crowd by going on weekdays.

hiking
3 days ago

Lots of steep up hill climbing
Nice views at top

AMAZING views at the peak. I recommend going all the way to the tip-top instead of stoping right before it. The extra 10 minutes is worth it.
It is incline the whole way up, and decline the whole way done. Which means: hard on the lungs on the way up, hard on the legs/knees on the way down.
Definitely challenging but if you are up for a good workout, it is definitely worth it.
Took us about 4 hours (2 and 1/2 hours up, 1 hour down) with 30 minutes at the top for lunch.
Seriously though.... the view and peak is incredible!

Amazing experience from start to finish! So worth the view to make your way up the scree and battle that wind! I will do this one again.

Very good trail. Elevation building fast with some flat areas to rest, easy to let other hikers by absolutely stunning after the tree line to the peak!

Steep and challenging hike, but well worth it! Had lots of fun scrambling up the peak. Hiking boots and walking sticks are definitely recommended.

It was a great hike, steep up most of the time inside the forest. View from the top was amazing.
Make sure to bring enough water, sun screen and layers there’s a lot of people that said it gets windy once at the top. For us was different, nice and sunny we still brought them tho.
Took us about 2 hours 15 minutes to get up to the very top and 1 hour 15 min to come down.
If you have time stay up there for a while, enjoy the view while you grab a snack.

hiking
6 days ago

Trails are poorly defined. Views are great. Steep sections are a bit dicey.

rock climbing
7 days ago

Great day trip out and back. Pretty steep of a climb as soon as you hit the trail, but the views anywhere on it afe well worth it!

Challenging but excellent hike with amazing views. Hiking boots strongly recommended.

The view at the top was well worth the climb! The reviews that I have read made it sound a lot harder then it actually was. It was tough for sure but 100% doable for the average person! Constant incline with no give, but like I said the view at the top is absolutely breathtaking. Coming down was a little sketchy, my friend ate it a few times. Overall great hike! (Watch out for those ground squirrels at the top, one ate one of our protein bars and peed on our bag lol)

Very steep trail but short. It was very windy and cold at the top even on a nice sunny day. Bring layers. The trail gets quite busy in late morning to mid afternoon. The view of Canmore is awesome! Would recommend if you are in fairly good shape and want a challenge!

hiking
8 days ago

Did this hike with my dog. A bit boring for the first 45 min or so but then opens up to some spectacular views. It gets quite steep in places and was challenging enough. Would recommend to anyone.

Great hike! lots of different terian, go on a sunny day to see better views :)

Used to do this hike a lot when I was a kid. It’s a nice easy trail to follow, good hike as an intro to hiking if you are relatively fit and willing to do the little scramble at the top. The view from the top is awesome but you are in the trees most of the way so not as spectacular the whole way up. It also gets very busy. There are better hikes for views around that are less busy.

Did this today, July 7. Very steep hike all the way up, and it gets even steeper last half a mile, definitely not for beginners or little children. The views are amazing!!!

Did this 3 weeks ago. This was the toughest hike for me in terms of elevation gain - I don’t think I have a done a hike that was more than 600m in terms of elevation. We started the hike at 7AM and reached the peak at 9AM. Highly recommend starting at this time or earlier because it got really crowded when we were on the way done - had to pause a lot for groups to pass. Keep in mind this hike is quite steep. After the tree line, probably took us another 20-30 mins to reach the peak and this is where I got a bit dizzy looking down with no trees blocking your view! View at the top is just breathtaking!

Challenging hike but so worth it at the end!

Great hike The way to the helipad is steady with steep parts but a good trail and already great views. We had a 20 min break to suck up the views, have a chat with other hikers and to get ready for the summit. Definitely do the summit if your fit enough. It's a bit of a scramble but so worth it. We walked halfway over the ridge but didn't go as far as the 'true' summit because it was pretty sketchy and that top is like a few meters higher, not worth risking our lives ;) The whole trip including brakes and wondering at the summit was 5,5 hrs return

Awesome view from the top. Little struggle at ends.

Lovely hike. Took about 3 hours including stops & some time on the peak. It was tiring but enjoyable. I did not find any parts of the walk were impacted by “height issues”... just take it slowly & you’ll be fine. Would wear hiking boots rather than running shoes. Enjoy!

Amazing views of Canmore and Three Sisters peaks. Love sitting on the heli pad and absorbing the view while eating my lunch :)

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