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Super litty views, and all you need is a good pair of grippy hiking shoes! Cleats are a bonus if you have them during the winter season, but not really needed if you’re a balance master. I definitely recommend this hike to anyone looking for an adventure, you don’t have to be a super advanced hiker either. Don’t forget to bring plenty of layers, face protection, gloves, sunglasses, and a toque for the crazy wind up top!

Cheers!

Crazy weather today, lots of snow falling. Managed to catch some amazing views of the mountains towards the end of our snowshoe. Love to do this again

A lifetime of unforgettable images of God’s Creation will forever be engrained in my soul. The most beautiful hike. Fulfilled my desire to bathe in nature.

A nice quick loop that can be done in 2 hours or less and close to Calgary. There is a view point and the trail is doable in the winter and shoulder season if you have micro spikes or snow shoes. Very popular area

Very icy and muddy but good views along the way! We had no views at the top and was very windy. Will be doing this hike again in the summer!

Easily one of my favourite hikes! Not too difficult. Worth it to go all the way up to Harvey’s pass!

Challenging but amazing hike! Trail is a bit difficult to follow once you get off the bike. Be prepared to scramble/boulder to get to the summit. Lots of fun!

Great views at the top for such an easy hike! However, it is quite a long trip to take the Jewell pass on the way down. The map on the trail is a bit deceiving. If you’re looking for a shorter hike, I would go back down the same way. Really pretty walking along the lake though!

Beautiful in All Seasons.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing views! Crampons and poles are a must as it was pretty icy still.

Nice views quickly after putting in some work! Be sure to wear spikes if there is snow still. Went today and it felt like we were rebreaking trail in some spots! Will be going again in the summer!

Nice littlest walk through the ravine. Interesting to see the houses dangerously close to the edge of the cliff.

hiking
2 days ago

Just did this trail yesterday. Crampons are a must. Beautiful views made the difficulty of uphill in ice and snow worth it! Tea house is closed and covered up in snow. But we had a snack break of our own on the porch and enjoyed the views! Breathtaking is a literal word I would use in describing this trail.

// June 2017
Rundle is an absolute bear. I’ve hiked all over Yosemite, but nothing prepares you for scrambling up that last mile of scree at a near 45 degree angle. Always check the weather before you start out, and carry a jacket and raincoat even if the forecast looks clear. The weather can change up there in a matter of minutes, and I wouldn’t want to be caught up in a storm on the summit. Also be sure not to follow the gullies up the mountain, as people have died when they wander off the trail. Make no mistake, this hike will test you. But if you do make it to the top you will be greeted by one of the best views in the world. It’s absolutely worth it, and definitely the best hike I’ve ever done.

Nice ebbs and flows. Took about an hour 45 to get up. Gondola is free down until May. Unfortunately pure fog when I went so no views but great hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Quiet, nice views, easy afternoon hike. One complaint that I have is dog owners need to pick up after their pets.

Good trail for walking and biking.

Near heavy traffic on the north side of the river and the south side of the river was covered in ice and snow. Trail won't be clear until mid May/early June.

The access to stairs was excellent!

I was there again on April 15th, it was really, really slushy. I’d recommend gaiters! Also there was a few patches where we sank into the snow well past our knees although it made for a great laugh, it was a bit more work to get out of the snow. Still beautiful and worth the adventure. Take some extra clothes to be dry on the ride home!

walking
3 days ago

This is one of my favourite paths in Calgary - for some of it, you forget you're even in a city. My favourite part is through the Weaselhead area, my least favourite is along the causeway along Glenmore Trail - that brings you back to the fact you're in a city REALLY fast, with cars screaming past you at 80 to 100kmh. Thankfully once you're off that bridge and either into the neighbourhood to the west or near the hospital to the east, it settles back down. Lots of opportunities for photos, for rest breaks, even a snack at Glenmore Landing (lots of selections - McDonalds, Starbucks, Good Earth, Booster Juice to name a few) - it's a good 3-4 hour journey. It is definitely a busy path with bikers, runners and walkers, but it's worth the journey.
I am looking forward to when the dam deck is open to extend the walk - but that's a couple of years away!
It's a beautiful day for a walk, so off I go!

A good shoulder season hike. Icers were helpful for the descent. Mud will be an issue if and when the weather warms up.

Really enjoyed the trail, on a beautiful winter/spring day ☀. Probably could have used snowshoes, although not really required. Good amount of snow still covering all of the trail; but, we were able to avoid breaking through in the deep spots. Would probably be a very nice trail in the summer too.

Great spikes trail. Easy to follow trail for the first part, snow had filled in the packed trail in the middle sections of the ups and downs but still could follow. Fantastic views at all times except for the steep part after leaving the parking lot. Great winter trail!

hiking
4 days ago

Great winter or shoulder season hike! Did it last weekend- I would recommend spikes, although possible without. We literally slid all the way down the mountain on our bums!

hiking
4 days ago

Love this hike I've been 4 times now and taken the kids they do really well. Spectacular views and such a beautiful little town. One of my absolute favs

hiking
4 days ago

This was an accidental hike with the hubby we wandered onto it but fun non the less. We adventured into the trees and went up the mountain all the way around the lafarge plant some amazing views and neat to see upclose

Beautiful spot in the fall, fun for kids to wander around lots of wildlife and scenery. We have gone to the picnic spots and roasted weenies

hiking
4 days ago

Love this easy hike for the kiddos beautiful scenery and close to the hotel for food and picnic spots, great hike in winter, fall or summer

The kids loved this one, great little trails for you to walk to the hoodoos just need to keep a eye on the little ones

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