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

Great view on top, easy to walk, not a lot of snow! I would recommand :)

Little slippery at the beginning of winter. well trafficked. Free gondola down in winter

Did this hike on November 12th

Loved this hike. I am out of shape so had to stop quite a few times but I plan to do it again. The view at the end was beyond worth it! We did have snow and ice after the first 30 mins so used our crampons for the rest!

My first hike and I love it. Easier than we thought :) It took us 1,5 hours to get to the top.

me and my friends did this hike today ....very nice easy hike ...no slippery sections ....there was snow but easy to manage...beautiful views of Barrier lake and Mount Baldy .

hiked this circuit today, Nov 10. Snow covered trail and the scramble to the summit is intense. definetly wish I packed extra socks and gloves, didn't expect knee deep snow. AMAZING views. not for the faint hearted. took us newbies 5 hrs to complete. didn't give this 5 stars only because lack of direction during decent from summit. golden eagles are big.

6 days ago

Some challenging scrambling near the top, but the view is amazing!

Beautiful easy walk with a range of different views and landscapes.

hiking
11 days ago

great scenery and not too tough for two old and out of shape prairie girls

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.

We loved this hike! Did today, brought our pup and it was perfect. Windy walking around the lake to get to the trail but besides that awesome! Gets steep by the look out point. Beautiful views would do again :)

Did this trail on October 28th. Was very clear, showed a bit in the peak but warmed up. Packed snow on jewel pass section but manageable with spikes. Great view and a decent work out. Finished in just under 4 hours with a few breaks.

The view of the lake is spectacular...I was lucky to take some nice photos in a sunny-cloudy day. Make sure to stop after the bridge to view the lake kind of from the top (good for photo shooting). You will feel the spirits of Minnewanka! :)

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 ❤

Awesome trail. Just did it yesterday, I recommend spikes as it is pretty snowy and icy going up. The views are amazing and going down through the scree makes for a quick and fun decent.

hiking
17 days 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.

hiking
17 days ago

Great walk with stunning views! Icy a bit but it was fine! Weather was foggy a bit but we all enjoyed it!

Easier than we expected. Beautiful view!

Great walk, icy from the about half way up, would recommend using cleats from there on up even if you have good hiking boots, great views from the top.

hiking
19 days ago

Not the most interesting hike but the view at the end is incredible. Moderate hike, steeper near the end. Cleats and poles recommended in late fall/winter/spring. Not worth it if the cloud are low in the sky! you can ride back the gondola for free in winter (or half price in summer).

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
20 days ago

Awesome hike great view from the top

Loved the bridges and the creek. Great parking facilities but the access road is very washed out for my small car.

Great trail. A bit of ice right now but did not use spikes. Lots of switch backs. Some areas are quite steep but overall would rate as moderate. The view at the top is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. We hike s California frequently, and mammoth. The services in Canada by far exceed California. Very nice restaurants at the mountain top and the weather station view also.

I’m planning on hiking in a few days for the first time. Is it difficult to find the trail head? This is what I’ve heard. Thanks and sorry I had to rate it to post on here.

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
27 days ago

Didn't end up doing the entire trail. We only got to the bridge (Steward Canyon). I'd reckon it about a 2 km in (at most) to the wooden bridge and then back. I went with older parents with bad knees and they were able to do it. Pretty easy up to that point. Nice views of the lake. We ran into about 10 people (one couple hiking with 2 young children and 2 mountain bikers) on the trail on a Friday morning around 8 am.

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