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Great shoulder season hike. Gets steeper as you get close to the lake. Managed to do Harvey Pass as well but it is challenging with the snow. Make sure you are prepared if you go past Bourgeau Lake.

Excellent hike. One of my favorites

hiking
1 month ago

It was a beautiful and not super challenging hike. I’d like to go again on a day where it wasn’t too cold and pouring rain, but what can you do! The weather is the only reason I’m giving it a 3/5. I’m sure there’s a beautiful vista we could have looked out over had it not been grey-out from the rain. Also a squirrel tried to drink my beer. Minus one star for the thief squirrel.

A very busy hike up to the summit or hot spring. Well worth the incline to get there with the views from the natural spring. Will defs be going again with the husband ! Highly recommend

October 8th, thanksgiving day. Arrived at 8:30 and back in the car at 2. Billy goat style. About 5 Cm of snow from start to about km 5. Both bridges covered. 3 series of tree falls after bridge 2. Trail has been wiped out in 2 spots. but the trees served as great bridges. Followed tracks made by 4-5 people since the storm of October 2. So relatively easy going until km 6, where my trail breakers decided to stop. Since I came 3000 km to do this, carried on. 15-30 Cm of snow to the lake. Lost the trail once due to an evil larch hanging over the entry through a copse of spruce. Up in 3.5 hours even with snow. View was magic even if mostly overcast. 2 hours down.

1st bridge supposed to be removed this week - am I the last of 2018? Hard climb due to snow and tree falls but no pain, no gain. Loved it!

Very easy to access and clearly marked. A well-trodden path that could easily accommodate groups, kids, or dogs. We hiked this in the fall, so the upper 1/3 was icy with snow across the path, would recommend boots with good grip and potentially hiking poles for the slippery descent with the fall ice and light snow. Great views and fantastic fall colours

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked to the hotsprings today, very snowy traverse across to the path. make sure you have appropriate footwear or it could be a sketchy trip.
Didn't make it to the summit as the weather was turning and I wasn't feeling super confident in the snow. Hot springs fit 2 people in the top spring and the same in the bottom which is much shallower.
A good workout and diverse scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Not hard until you start the scramble to summit (it's a lot further up than you think lol!).

Fairly well trafficked the day we went, easily saw 20-30 people throughout the day. The hot springs, while a nice feature, are not worth hiking in for alone... The water wasn't very warm and there is maybe enough room for 4-6 adults max (expect legs to touch under water with those numbers).
Summit scramble is amazing! Lactic acid build up is real after this one :) you will be rolling out those quads/glutes/shins the day after ;)

Saw no wildlife, kids, or pets on this one.

Did this as part of the Crypt Lake hike. Nice spots for pictures.

Such an amazing hike. From tip to tail it is amazing!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Led Zeppelin wrote a song about this hike i think? The majority of the hike is in the trees with a steady incline. We hit the summit in under 3 hours and roundtrip was under 5; including a beer break and some goofing around at the summit. Great echo from the top to practice your goat calls. We paired this hike with a pint of Goat Locker Fainting Block beer...Bon Mot!

hiking
2 months ago

Went yesterday, still a little smoky. Pictures aren't as clear when they come out. Biked the first 6.6 KM. from where we left our bike to the top is another 6.5km. On our GPS shows a little over 26km returns. took us forever to get up there, but it's definitely worth it. Unbelievable amazing and hard...

Short hike up to the pass, then scramble to the summit, which was a long and exhausting, two step forward one step back climb. The warm spring was a nice detour.

hiking
3 months ago

A pretty good hike to go on an adventure on. You can bike or walk the first 6kms or you can pre book a boat to start the trail. There is a bit of bushwhaking, the trees are pretty thick so be sure to make lots of noise. We encountered a grizzly in this area. The hike is set at a good incline, it's not very strenuous. There is a creek to fill up your water later on in the hike. The view at the top is phenomenal and well worth it. Being able to see the surrounding mountains and see so far out in the prairies is incredibly unique and breathtaking.

Awesome hike!

Very nice hike. Forest hike, pretty lakes, and good climb to the pass.

We did this hike today with the most amazing weather. Once you get to Borgeau lake take a snack break and keep going to Harvey pass, we loved the views from up there. It took us 2 hours in a nice steady pace to Borgeau lake and from there a bit over one hour to Harvey pass. We saw 10 other hikers. Hiking boots and walking poles highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Sick hike. Start of trail doesn't look like much from the road but if you see a short survey marker sticking out of the ground 6-10 inches you've got the right trail. You go through a thick forest which opens into a grassy alpine valley where you stay low until you crest the ridge. Can see why this valley would be prime grizzly territory but didn't see any (bear spray recommended). At the ridge, hang a sharp left over a grassy hill where you will drop back into a different, scree-filled valley and see the trail again. We got about 2h in when we were hit with thunder, lightning and about 5cm of snow which seemingly came out of nowhere. Had to turn around but will definitely be back.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked in from Forks Campground. Took 2.5 hours in, 1.25 hours out. Beautiful views. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.

backpacking
3 months ago

Took about five hours to hike in, four to hike out. Climbed mount Putnik on the second day which is an outstanding, albeit extremely exposed scramble. Beautiful, well-maintained trail and campsites.

Elevation gain is nowhere near the stated 1200 m though. Reality is slightly less than 500. Steep section shortly before the three I’ll campground; other than that pretty easy-going the whole way. Highly recommended!

hiking
3 months ago

We biked to the trail head, nice mostly flat 6km ride. The hike itself is pretty steep, lots of people take horses up, but it’s still a very doable hike. The views at the top are spectacular!

backpacking
3 months ago

Took the Mist Mountain trail up to the summit on August 4th. Was harder than anticipated. The group was us 4 girls who are in decent shape and experienced with backpacking. We each had 40lb backpacks on and it was a struggle to summit this mountain once you cross the valley. Took us all day so we had to make a level space on the side of the slope to pitch our tent. There is no water available after the waterfall except for a small spring on a side of a rock that is tricky to find, so be prepared when you summit.

The second day we started from our tent, hiked the rest of the summit, then turned around and followed trail back down the mountain. Saw 2 grizzlies in the valley about 1-2km away from trail. We also saw a pika, marmot, and chipmunks.

Would not recommend as a backpacking hike. I would only suggest summiting this mountain if you are doing it with a light pack and are in good shape with hiking experience and appropriate hiking gear. Did not find the hot springs, rumour has it that they are in the valley. Follow trail across waterfall in the lower valley and it will take you to a second smaller waterfall where the hot springs supposedly are.

hiking
3 months ago

Some pretty spots and very enjoyable hike. Definitely worth continuing on to Harvey pass. 2 dogs loved it and no issues for them.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favourite hikes. We didn’t make it all the way to the top because my sister was feeling ill. Will definitely go back to try again. Took up about 6 hours total but we were going slow. Came across one black bear on the trail and two ladies coming down on our way up said they had come across two more. The path up until the waterfall is pretty easy, gets a little bit tougher after you cross the river.

Beautiful hike even with the very smoky conditions - second half is a good climb, we wanted to do Harvey Pass but with the smoke and my asthma - it was decided to come back to add that challenge when conditions are better! Will definitely be back to do this again!!

hiking
3 months ago

Unreal scenery.

hiking
4 months ago

As other reviewers noted, this hike has a bit of everything. We opted for the summit first, and we ended up taking a fairly direct route up, by going up one of the earlier scree slopes (rather than following the valley to the back scree slopes that go right up to the peak. It was steep and challenging, and we'd recommend this path rather than following the trail around to the back. The rocks were just a bit larger and firmer going up this way which we felt was probably better than scrambling up through scree. Bring poles and expect a challenge.

The ridge is breath taking and the views are limitless. You really feel like you're on top of the world.

We also saw momma grizzly, although from a long distance and she was playing around trying to catch one of the gophers. Marmots are everywhere, and virtually unafraid of us. They seemed quite curious and "led" us up through the rocks.

Hot springs on the way down was the "cherry on top" for this hike. Such an incredible experience after a challenging hike and summit.

hiking
4 months ago

I am head over heels for this mountain. Such a fun scramble with incredible views and short ridge walks. It has a bit of everything, grassy valleys, forested trail, hot (warm) springs, and great elevation. We saw a grizzly so bring bear spray! It was far from us so we weren't too worried but be aware. Moving time was approximately 8 hours taking lots of photos, breaks, and time to take everything in. I highly recommend this hike to anyone who loves scrambles and scree skiing!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike! Has it all! We went the alt route which was long and straight up but lots of fun! Then had some fun ridge walking, and an amazing rock to take photos off of. The peak was awesome and going down the main trail allows some really fast and fun scree skiing. We ended up making it to the hot springs as well. Took about 8 hours all together taking lots of photos.

PS to the four girls who backpacked the night before and we saw on the way down! We did find the hot springs !!

Reached the summit, we went to the false summit first. The scramble was tough but it was a lot less scrambling then if we went up the scree to the true summit. Views are absolutely spectacular and worth the sweat. Hit the hot springs on the way down. They're not very big so try to go when it's not busy. Saw Grizzly mom and three cubs on the way down, they were quite the distance away, easily 300m to the east of the grassy hill before you turn to climb Mist.

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