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Extremely fun and challenging trail. In the summer you can run down the scree slope on the backside for an added bonus

We hiked this in January or February 2018. Be prepared, the trail goes uphill almost the entire time with hardly any switchbacks, and is steep in quite a few spots. Poles and Spikes are highly recommended due to the snow and ice. The views at the top make up for it though, if you look west you may see the Calgary skyline, just be prepared to be blasted by wind.

Fantastic hike! Crampons are a must. Steep incline at the onset but views right away. Quite windy along the ridge but some of the best views I’ve got in Kananaskis. Worth every bit of effort, can’t wait to hike it in the summer.

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!

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

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
8 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

hiking
8 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

This was a pretty easy hike! In the winter, you can walk right up to the water fall and walk under it which is pretty sweet. It’s not a huge water fall but still pretty! If you’re planning on going before summer, wear water proof shoes of some sort as the ground is quite damp.

Loved this hike. Little hard to find the trail head but it’s just behind the green map sign. Goes straight into a hectic ascent but eventually ends up in a nice undulating climb. Wore crampons and gators and they were both necessary. Beautiful views

My friend and I attempted hiking to the peak today but eventually turned around due to knee/waist deep snow without snowshoes. We also didn't have this map to follow; we just took the one from Baldy Pass. Great hike and will try it again.

walking
11 days ago

Easy hike. Pretty views in the winter

hiking
13 days ago

We just went there today. I know its snowy today yet it wasn’t that cold. It was icy, going down was hard. We had spike shoes on and poles but ice and mud and falling snow wasn’t helping. We are going back again on summer!

We went up April 7th! It was a grunt getting up and muddy by the main road but the skies were clear (despite the snowfall warning) and we were lucky enough to not get hit by the wind at the top so enjoyed our lunch up there! Slid the steep parts on the way down (we forgot our poles). Fantastic hike and a beautiful day! Microspikes are a must (we both slid with ours) and poles would have been nice.

The girlfriend and I snowshoed this trail and found it to be very enjoyable. The trail up until Rawson Lake was heavily packed and easy to follow. However at the lake the trail disappeared completely and it looked like everyone hit the lake and turned back. We tried to continue on but, with so much snow fall, breaking fresh trail became tiring after another kilometer so we settled for reaching the far side of the lake, had lunch, and trekked back out. Good trail, only saw one other couple. We plan on going in the summer.

20 days ago

Nice easy hike

Climb was more intense than prepared for . Muddy at first then snow. steep all the way would recommend poles and spiked shoes . Grueling climb brilliant slide back down. The top was worth the suffering

21 days ago

Gentle walk, great for young kids with a reward at the end!

hiking
24 days ago

Always a great short little hike! Bring spikes if you want to explore up near the falls.

loved it! Some parts are extremely steep, many ways up, you can chose to climb or hike up. on the way back I took a "shortcut" and decided to try and stay on the ridge until far down the trail and climb down part of the rock. I soon realised I bite off more than I could chew so I climbed back up and looked up to find an old native man who told me if I followed the ridge further down there was an easy rock latter to get down which was great and and made it so I can avoid the steep section

Very nice trail. The only problem that the last part of the road to the trail was unpaved. However, it was an easy one and once you reach the lake, you can enjoy the view. We went on the fall so we could not enjoy the flowers so that I hope I can go again in the summer

snowshoeing
27 days ago

Had a lovely hike snowshoeing, this took 3 hours with a few breaks and a short break for lunch.
Beautiful views 360.

Up and down yesterday. Trail is in great condition, and is very beautiful! Should have brought poles and running spikes.

Good trail. Great view. Hard uphill battle there, but well travelled and safe. Microspikes a must in the winter. Poles would have been a good idea.

hiking
1 month ago

A very nice trail , it has step sections but is very manageable, also very. yay as the weather was nice. The view at the trail end is breath taking !

Beautiful!!! But quite hard considering I’m out of shape & it’s up up up the whole way to the lake!!!! Worth it though!!!!

Very steep at the beginning but very easy after about the first 2/3. The snow covered lake is in a beautiful bowl of peaks! Can’t wait to get back in summer!

This was a beautiful trail!! The trail offers some outstanding views once making it past the steep inclines. Most of the hike is in tree covering, but once you make it to the opening it is a worthy hike!! Our snowshoes worked out great and we wore minimal layers as we heated up quickly during climbing. I’d advise bringing additional layers for the opening as the winds tend to pick up past the tree line.
- great trail signage
- moderate/medium level difficulty during winter
- spectacular views
- easy access in and out of trail

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

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