Looking for a great trail near Crowsnest Pass, Alberta? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Provincial Park or Castle Wildland Provincial Park , we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Crowsnest Pass ranging from 3.6 to 15 miles and from 4,399 to 6,889 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
2 days ago

Great Trail! Beautiful scenery

hiking
2 days ago

Great Trail!

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rocky
3 days ago

What a rush! Totally worth the climb. Dog and I had a couple moments of difficulty, but would definitely do it again. If your dog pulls, I wouldn't recommend bringing them. Couple of steep spots that could be dangerous if they bolt on you. The views at the lake were spectacular! Very rocky in some places, so I would really reccomend good, supportive hiking boots.

It was amazing. Hard to believe we have this in our back yard we in the Crowsnest Pass are so lucky

Beautiful, easy hike with a beautiful view at the end!

The trail is pretty straightforward. The views of the slide is what makes this worthwhile. Get the brochure from the interpretive center so you have information on the trail markers. Go around the trail in a clockwise direction

Reallt nice short trail. You can either follow the loop around or stay low and walk up to the falls. Bring bear spray! Fresh carcass and tracks as we were coming out.

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no shade
off trail
over grown
scramble
10 days ago

It’s a very nice hike, not too hot nor cold.When we were starting the hike there was fog on the mountain and once when we got up the mountain there still was fog on the top and the fog seemed thicker and grey, if we were to continiue it would be dangerous because of the fog.We were 1km from the summit and we heard grumbling at first we thought it was thunder and then we saw rocks falling.The adrenalline rush took over and we started running/sliding back down.

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rocky
scramble
10 days ago

This is a tough mountain climb not a leisurely hiking trail. Steep incline up the side of a mountain but worth it when you get to the top. Amazing views in all directions. At the top of the first scramble there’s an arrow pointed right painted on the rock. It’s pointing to where you’ll climb onto the rock face and then follow the trail to the left around the back side of the mountain. This is where you’ll find the chains up the chimney and then the second scramble to the top. Definitely worth it!

nice, easy to walk trail with kids. I took my 6,8, and 16 yr old girls. 3 hours round trip with a couple short breaks at the top. very nice views start at half way up all the way to the top.

Did Spades Peak today and all of the deadfall has been cleared. Great moderate trail, but wish I'd brought more water and snacks! Views are amazing...to the east you can see the foothills rolling to the prairies and Old Man Reservoir!

Have to add pictures later but had the trail completely to myself which is good and bad lol late night hike was doable with a flash light and you can car camp in the rest area

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rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Wow is all I can say! Took my cousin and I a total climb time of 5.5 hours there and back. Spent about 30 min up top to just enjoy the view! The hike was awesome.. big scramble at the beginning till the Chimney Part.. then the 2 sets if chains to climb (was an easy climb) then after that it was a nice path in the rocks to the top..couple places you had to climb up the rocks and find your way back on the path but just follow the Inukshuks and you'll be fine! The top part after the chains I found much easier then the first initial scramble. Will be doing it again.. eventually lol.

Lovely hike with nice views! Not much people at this time, we were the only hikers, and we crossed only two bikers on the way back. The last 1.5km before the plane crash is quite steep and rocky but still okay. Bring a map because there isn’t much signs. Nice wildlife, we saw a couple of deers, and plenty of birds and cows!

hiking
14 days ago

Great, challenging climb! quite steep and in direct sunlight, so bring a hat and sunscreen. the trail isnt marked great, but all paths end up at the 1st summit. I highly recommend keeping going to the 2nd summit. And make sure you end in time to go to the cinnamon bear cafe in Coleman! Star Creek falls are a great way to cool off after a hot day of hiking.

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rocky
scramble
washed out
14 days ago

trail is either very steep or very rocky. or both. the view is nice from the one lookout.

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scramble
15 days ago

Probably my new favourite hike and will likely need to repeat it. It has everything you could want: stream crossings, scrambling that actually involves your hands, chain sections, outstanding views, exposure, scree skiing, easy-to-follow cairns, and just the right distance. Didn’t see a bear or signs of a bear on Sunday but there is a notice posted at the trailhead. Just a heads-up that the road to the trailhead is rough!

So the trail is pretty easy as it’s an off-roading trail. Steep near the end before you get to the location. I would say it’s rated hard for the distance. Parts of the wrecked fuselage are scattered around to discover. Overall, it’s a great hike! BUT I’d just like to say, it is revolting how people can disrespect this site with their graffiti and carving their names into a historical fuselage. There are seven crosses put in place to represent the lives lost, and it’s disgusting that people think it’s okay to constantly vandalize this tragic accident and part of our history. I brought up automotive spray paint and sprayed over as much as I could to try and hide the hideous gestures. PLEASE keep your stupid names and dates OFF these kinds of monuments. We should be REMEMBERING AND LEARNING something from visiting these sites. If you can’t do that you don’t deserve to access these places. Think of it this way: it’s like going into a graveyard and defacing someone’s tombstone.

hiking
scramble
16 days ago

Pretty much straight up from the road and a lil bit muddy to tree line, hen an awesome scramble. Hard push in places, but the amazing view is awesome and worth it. Not dog friendly after the chains through the chimney, unless you can physically carry them in a pack. *GRIZZLY NOTE* we DID see a large male grizzly about 500m from trail head. So be aware.

Definitely very rough road. Beautiful views at the top, with various types of terrain getting there. My 6 and 8 year old daughters accompanied me and did great, but compared to other hikes we have done, it wasn't one of our favorites.

hiking
16 days ago

Greatest hike of my life! Any word on the bear situation? I had planned to go again this Wednesday...

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rocky
17 days ago

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muddy
scramble
17 days ago

*GRIZZLY IN THE AREA* First part is a good warm up. It gets a bit muddy and sticky before to get to the rocky part. Going without using the chain was fun. After that just a grind up to the top. Happy to have the chains going down. GRIZZLY BEAR followed us for about 20mins while traveling down along the creek. Bluffed charge and standing about 10/12m away from us. I wouldn’t go back in the coming days on this trail. I encountered a lot of blacks and grizzlies but never felt like being a prey as today.

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