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Very busy like grocery store

Trail was in great shape. Minimal rocks on it from Canmore to the Banff turnoff.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Could not find the trail that led to the true summit, too much snow still. Attempted to get through the trees, but the snow was too soft and post-holing was hard going. Went up the other ridge that is totally bare and still had great views.

Don’t go bro, don’t go

Beautiful but not ideal after a week of rain.

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bugs
muddy
scramble
snow
1 day ago

Ticks warning, found 1 on my hat. Check yourself The hike portion of the trail is a bit wet but in good condition. However once you get to the ridge, there’s a lot of snow on the east side and you have to scramble the ridge to make any headway. It’s going to take some time for the snow to go away.

Great short trail and there’s a great rock climbing by the lakes.

Great family hike especially for the beginners little one’s.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Pretty good condition, some snowy stretches but manageable. Good solid loop with nice viewpoint. Recommend going clockwise on loop. There is a creek that is not conveniently passable parallel to the road so suggest going on road for that stretch.

One of my favourites by Canmore! This one took us 3 hours to get up at a strong pace. I would highly recommend getting a pair of micro spikes from @kahtoola if you’re going up during or around winter months (September - May). There is some light exposure and scrambling near the end. There is still some amazing views before the scrambling if you end up stopping there. Amazing for sunrise! 1.5 hours down. Feel free to ask me any questions on IG @joshmcca

Really enjoyed this little hike with the family, up hill the whole way but not to bad , lakes at the top are very beautiful

Went out Sunday May 17th. There is still plenty of snow on the way to Rawson Lake. We went early and beat the crowds and made it up before the snow got all slushy and more difficult to trek on. Too much snow to make it to Sarrail Ridge. Be mindful of the deep snow on the sides of the trail and the thinning ice on Upper Kananaskis Lake and Rawson Lake.

icy
muddy
snow
2 days ago

May. 16th, 2020 Great hike usually but still a lot of snow and the final incline to the top of the Spring was icy and sketchy. Ice cleats required

Did this May 16th. Trail and road were dry. Easy road walk in from gate. Took dog all the way. Cave worth the hike. Bring flashlight.

Nice trail. Made it half way up and couldn’t get through due to deep snow. Still had a lot of fun at the “false peek” and enjoyed the fog rolling through. Will try again In the summer time! We clocked 6.4km.

Very good beginner hike or with young kids. Relatively short and even though it was lightly raining, still lots of people. Almost no mud as the trail is mostly gravel and rock. The image of the lakes are beautiful and by going up by the climbers trail you get an incredible view of Canmore. Great little hike, highly recommend!

Didn’t make it past the snow drifts in the tree line before the first ridge. Lots of mud and soft snow.

hiking
off trail
2 days ago

We enjoyed this trail, it doesn’t seem that well used so following other recordings is helpful. We saw woodpeckers, hawks, deer and a beaver in one the lakes, and not a single person.

off trail
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

amazing hike, defintely need proper footwear as there is a lot of scrambling and climbing over loose rock. to get to the summit you need to climb a loose scree face then do some climbing along the edge, a little sketchy so i didnt quite make it to the summit. I recommend going off to the right just before the summit and hiking to just below the summit. easy enough to do and amazing views of canmore and ha ling. poles are helpful.

good incline during first portion. snow throughout the 2nd halve. stoped after we kept falling through. should be good in a couple weeks

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
3 days ago

Raining like crazy up there. Slippery, of course. Didn't make it all the way up, but will definitely come back. Beautiful otherwise. (Be careful driving out there. Rocks on the road.)

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