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Had a great time exploring this hike! Fun to walk the frozen stream if you’ve got spikes on. Can’t wait to see it in the summer.

hiking
8 days ago

Great views and you are away from the industry in the Bow Valley quickly, but yes as mentioned takes route finding. Not much snow on it today, but spikes were useful in places coming down. The first section you are OK to be left of the ridge, but once you get to the steeper part stay up on the ridge (or veer right as below) as there are worn trails veering left - avoid these unless you are looking for extra adventure. On the ridge there are a couple of cliff faces, veer right of these for best options.

Did this hike in August - super smokey due to the BC fires at the time but was still stunning. Recommend proper hiking gear/hiking boots for this hike. Definitely a nice scramble a bit before the summit. I would of rated it as Hard but I could just be out of shape haha! Incredible view! 11/10.

on Mount Baldy Trail

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked this trail on December 30, 2018 as my last hike in 2018. The trail was clear and almost snow free in most sections. You will get a great view when you reach the North Peak as it is the first high peak along the Kananaskis Road (east side). It has little bit scrambling. We hiked up in about 2 hours and came back in less than 1.5 hours. If you plan to register at the peak, please have a new registry paper as the old one is full!

hiking
19 days ago

This hike is a great workout with an absolutely stunning view at the top. The trail head is correctly marked and easy to find with plenty of parking. The first half of the hike is through shaded forest where you’ll see lots of grouse along the trail. When you start to climb along the mountainside keep an eye out for stunning mountain views through the trees. You eventually clear the trees and start heading northwest where you’ll climb to the high point. Your reward is a lovely panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies and Lake Minnewanka.

hiking
21 days ago

Have finished Baldy a few times, but recently completed the scramble to the north summit on December 24. Trail was in excellent condition, very little snow. There are areas you can bypass the scrambling and continue up scree, but continuing along the ridge is more enjoyable. The scramble entails a short, not steep downclimb with good holds and some exposure. Shortly after, before reaching the summit, you will encounter a gendarme (the crux of the route). It is right after the rock bench. You can bypass this to the right, but if you are a semi-confident scrambler or climber it shouldn't be a problem. There is some exposure so always double check holds as a fall here would be problematic. Once past this, the final path to the summit involves some routefinding. After trying a few different ways up, I found scrambling up the north side of the final summit approach was best, as there are some fun slabs to climb up and the rock seems to be more secure. Unless continuing to the south summit, go back the same way (however, doing this solo I would not recommend downclimbing the crux given that the rock may be unstable).

hiking
21 days ago

A great short hike. I definitely encourage hiking crampons rather than city/daily ice spikes.

Fantastic hike. Very quick to reach the summit, but very steep along the way. Not too much snow in the way, but very windy near the top. Would highly recommend if you want a great view without needing to set aside a full day for hiking.

Cute cave to enjoy a drink.

hiking
1 month ago

Decent hike once you get past the factories.

I did this hike July 8, 2018. It’s not difficult, other then waking on small to big rocks the whole time, you just want to be careful so you don’t twist your ankle. It was a busy trail the day we went, but not crowded. Many people were rock climbing too. Once you pass the waterfall it gets quieter, most people turn around and head back there. We continued on and passed inukshuks people had made. The trail opens up into a big valley. We kept on hiking until we got tired, but we wanted to see if we could reach an end to the river valley, but there was none in sight.

The trail is in good condition, only covered with thin layer of snow except Wind Ridge Trail has deeper snow
Great hike and definitely go back again in summer time

Great view at the Wind Ridge Trail. Worth extra effort to go up. Crampon is a must going there

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views around the middle and a little waterfall at the end. Not a long trail.

Loved this trail! Great view and away from the large crowds.

hiking
2 months ago

Did without spikes today as light snow covering in places and bare for parts of hillside. I would take spikes with you regardless, in case it ices up or gets more snow. Fantastic views all the way along the ridge, and I wouldn't rate this as difficult as the elev gain is certainly there, but there is little to no exposure and good trail all the way to the summit. Powerline ROW for the first (and last) hour eases you into it and is a well defined trail if you want to start or finish in the dark. Reminder that this trail will be closed December 1 - June 15 for wildlife management so if you want to check it out you have the rest of the month.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike/climb. Requires scrambling near top of Mt. Baldy and along ridge between Mt. Baldy and Mt. Baldy South. Icy up there now so the scrambling is a bit trickier and requires experience. The bowl/valley between the peaks is starting to get some snow so be avalanche aware if going down or up that way. Wonderful views along the ridges and top, and don’t forget to write your name on the notepad sealed in a black container at the top of Mt. Baldy!!

2 months ago

Really nice and easy but don’t go there when it’s cloudy , the end of the trail was completely fog :( but still nice hike for beginner !! I enjoyed it with my dog and women ! It took us 3 h back and forth

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was ok. Very rocky. Starts out near the lefarge plant.. kinda interferes with the nice scenery part. Waterfall is small. Nothing in the cave. Meh

Actually been on the ridge above the'high point' and viewed on to the other side. Its lil steep but no dramatic cliffs until the ridge.

Short and nice. Windy but not as bad as windtower! Will go back in the summer for a change of season!

Beauuutiful hike! Did this one 2 days ago with a friend. Steep at the end but SO worth it for the view!!! Crampons were a must.. poles could be a good idea too. When you get to the rock boulders (about 3/4 of the hike) the trail is very difficult to find. There is a path on the far left but also some other scattered all over the place. Don't stop there even if it's hard to find... you have to reach the end of it!! You will have a spectacular view of Minnewanka lake, Canmore and all the mountains (180° view)
Really enjoyed that one, would do it again in a heart beat ❤

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing view at the end! Crampons and poles recommended if you want to go all the way up (the last km is really steep). Snow and ice covering the last third of the hike.

Great hike with amazing views
Last part is pretty steep but totally worth it!
The trail is icy and there’s snow at the end but completely possible and safe. Better with poles and crampons.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike great view from the top

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk with a small waterfall to view. Not to many people around either. Path is clearly marked and bathrooms at parking lot

Was a great little hike. Nice easy walk along the creek. Only disappointment was I couldn't as make it up the hoodoo to the cave to see the drawings. Both me and the pup kept sliding down as I am not a scrambler and there wasn't anything to grab onto to get up there. But will try again next time :)

Amazing view!!! Made it to the top this afternoon. We only had regular hiking shoes on, but would highly recommend using crampons....we underestimated how steep and icy it was. Totally worth it though!

hiking
2 months ago

You don’t even have to hike lots to see gorgeous views. The trail is not clearly marked and it does intersect with other bike friendly trails. This isn’t bike friendly. I wish there were more signs along the trail because it is easy to deviate off it. It’s also not very popular which means moments of undisturbed quiet.
There were snow packed areas towards the top where there wasn’t much sunshine but nothing scary. Just have good non slip footwear. I didn’t need poles and crampons.
Just like its name, the top was windy. But spectacular views.

Fairly new to hiking and found this to be a perfect adventure for my skill level. Amazing views of Spray Lake and the surrounding mountains. The pass was snow covered as was most of the trail up. There are a few steep and wet spots where the trail really thins out. We had a beautiful sunny day but would have liked cleats in parts. Nice to see the Wind Tower peak so close but would not want to attempt summiting that this time of year.

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