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Lots of different terrain, we turned around at the first falls after the first lake. Did the hike with a 1 year old on our back. Little slippery on the way down in the mud and snow! Once we got to the terrain that was pretty well all snow and rocks, we followed a trail of inuksuks to the first falls, it looked as though no one had been on the trail in a while as there were no other footprints. This was the last week of September. Would like to go again in the summer!

it is closed now!

hiking
21 days ago

I honestly really enjoyed this hike. It was my first time doing this hike, but my boyfriends 2nd. I was stubborn and thought my runners were fine (as its what I climb most moutains in) but boy was I wrong. We started earlier in the morning, and the trail was fairly snowcovered, over a foot near the top of fresh powder. I couldnt scramble to the summit, because of how icy it was in combination to my footwear but made it to the turn around point. The view was awesome, but fairly clouded over while it started to snow!

Amazing views and moderate intensity trail. Rewarding trip to the summit.

Wow. This hike is amazing, challenging, and gorgeous. We went in the beginning of October, so we expected snow up at the top, but didn’t expect it at the start. When we checked the trail report that morning it said the trail condition was good, but with snow at the top, so when we arrived we were surprised to see snow at the head of the trail. We decided to keep going anyways, trusting the trail report and seeing other hikers come out okay. This will forever be a special hike to me, since this was my first time ever hiking to the top of the mountain. There was snow all along the trail, but it got especially slippery and thick up at the top. A LOT of ice along the switchbacks near the top. Several times I slipped and, quite frankly, almost slipped off the side of the mountain. I was scared, but also determined to finish, since I knew the views from the top looked fabulous. Don’t do that! I was stupid for keeping going. I had no crampons or hiking sticks and I could have died. If you feel uncomfortable, turn back and get what you need to feel comfortable. The higher you go up, the harder it is. There is a part after the tree line that seems like it’s the top, but its not, there is a little bit more to go. That part is definitely a scramble. Take it slow and focus on your balance because doing it when it was icy had me terrified I was going to roll off the side of the mountain. (Again, I was stupid and no one should follow what I did!) But this hike was great. I’d say it took 3 hours to get up and an hour to get down. The ice helped in getting down, since we could pretty much slide down the top half of the mountain. The views were stunning on the way up to the top and at the actual top. Its exactly what I would picture the view from a top of a mountain would look like! Some people made snowmen along the way, which made us smile. Enjoy this hike, just be smart about it! Lots of people on the trail and they were all helping each other out. One guy had on nikes and he was slipping very very badly. A stranger he didn’t know lent him one of her walking sticks and held onto him the entire way down. If you need help, ask! No one will leave you! Worth every second of it.

Did this hike in Sept 2018 during a snow storm. It was challenging hike with lots of ice covering the entire trail. Hiking poles would have been a great help. Views from the top are absolutely amazing and worth every bit of it.

Amazing! Day hike

Great trail with very rewarding views! Took us 3.5 hours with lots of stops for pictures and a short break at the top.

This is the most difficult hike I have done to date. Would I do it again? Heck yes! Slow and steady will reward you with stunning views. It took me (I would consider myself in good shape but not a hiking pro) two hours to reach the top, where I sat and ate my lunch that I had brought up with me. In totally I spent about 4 hours conquering the sulphur skyline and rewarded myself with a soak in the hot springs afterwards.

Got there 2p.m. in the afternoon. 10KM out and back. Only 2 other people on the top. Super gorgeous. Be sure to check out the hot springs source after your hike.

hiking
1 month ago

It get crowded fast, get boots on the ground by 7am to summit by 9am and have the views to yourself. We got there was still a light dusting of snow that had us laying down first tracks... but hordes of people soon followed. Amazing 360 views.
*get up fast and take pics on the way down, same view point

Great hike...uphill all the way...good cardio workout. View from the summit is awesome...360 panoramic view of distant mountains. Trail on the way up has several spots for scenic photos. My wife and I made it to the summit in 2 hrs and back down in about 1 hr with a steady pace each way. It was windy (about 40Km/hr) at the top.

Enjoyed the bird watching on the lake!

Amazing view at the top!!

trail running
1 month ago

Une de mes préférés la vue est incroyable. Se fait très bien.

Great half day hike

this was a short but grueling climb to the top. once you get out of the trees you think theres only a couple hundred meters to go. think again... it was a neverending summit. once at the top, it's a beautiful 360 view.

Beautiful hike, with very rewarding views at the top of the head wall. We loved it. Leave a day to explore at the end!:)

hiking
1 month ago

Way up was slightly challenging with the view at the top making it 100% worth it!! Would go again, for sure!

Starts off easy, paved road. then changes to mixture of dirt and rocks. steady uphill, steep in a lot of places. took many many breaks. trail is well outlined. the summit was relief and sense of accomplishment!! very windy at the summit! lots of berries and chipmunks! coming down from the summit was a bit challenging. go EARLY morning when it's cool out. it took us 3 hours to get to the top, I don't have greatest fitness level and my blood sugar gave me numerous issues but chugged along. coming down took 1 hour and 15 mins.
only downside was the smoke from the fires made it hard to see far away but was a very good climb!
go to the hotsprings after!

It took us about 1 hour and 30 min to get to the top in a nice steady pace. View from the top was spectacular.

I recommend to start early it gets pretty crowded as the day goes by and it gets pretty hot too.

Windy at the top so bring a wind stopper.
Hiking poles and hiking boots are recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

This is an advanced trail!

Did this trail at the end of July 2018. All the descriptions of the trail are wrong from the official sites. The first 11km to the lower camp site is now only a one track trail that goes through 4 small creaks and lots of small rocks sticking out on the trail in certain sections. My group of 4 used mountain bikes for this part. I would recommend a light dual suspension mountain bike! At the lower campsite, you will have to lock up the bike. Hang it in a tree because apparently there is a porcupine that likes chewing on bikes. Enjoy the lower campsite as there is a major river with a beautiful view (I wish we could have stayed for a night. fill your water bottles or batters before the next part.

The next part you will cross the lower campsite bridge and will be going through a mountain pass. Its not too bad and the entire section from the first to second bridge you will go up 400m in elevation. Get a walking stick in this part as you will need it for the final leg. Just a warning this is the "bear alley" of the trip. There is berry bushes on both sides of this trail section trail. it will be about 4.5km to the second bridge.
The third stage is after you go across the second bridge.

This section is 1.5km to the fryatt valley to the Brussels camp site (stay at this one if you’re not going to the acc hut). This next section is all small loose rock and will be hard with a 40+ pound pack on your feet. You will cross the river 2 to three times and there will be yellow markers on the right side of the valley for the Brussels camp site. Stop at this one and enjoy the view! If you see the Fryatt lake, you have passed the site!

Took our group 8 hours to get to the Brussels camp due to me having gut issues/overloaded packs due to beer and being from ontario I was not used to the elevation changes.

The next day we walked to the head wall camp site. the walk around the Fryatt lake was spectacular! Also a refreshing swim but be warned its cold (7 degrees) and you can loose footwear in the lake! After the lake the trail gets pretty wet and over grown even in the mid summer. Bug spray would be recommended. We did get to the headwall camp site and was unimpressed compared to the Brussels one. It was over grown and very buggy.

We did not do the last 1km to the ACC hut as it was late in the day and it is straight up (1000m I think) of switch backs. Maybe next time!
The way back down only took us 5 hours to get back to the parking lot.

Did it in 3 Days. Wish we had another day or two to explore!

Excellent views from the top, but most of the hike is unremarkable.

Access road still closed for the season!

Such a wonderful trail with a wonderful view once you reach the top. A couple nice spots along the way with views and spots to sit and relax for a bit. Recommend hiking poles, especially for the way down. Will absolutely do again when I come back to visit.

Great trail !

hiking
2 months ago

Went on my birthday - solo - because I'm the coolest person on Earth. Good thing this is one of the best hikes on Earth. So we have that in common...

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike! The boyfriend and I started at 9 in the morning and we were back down by 12 after having lunch at the summit and taking in the views!

I really enjoyed this trail. The views are incredible. There aren't many flat parts but there are plenty of benches and rest areas along the way. Definitely make sure you go all the way to the top once you get above the tree line. The Miette Hot Springs after were a perfect way to unwind

easy hike to a beautiful end point!

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