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hiking
15 hours ago

Cloudy and snowing today but beautiful none the less! Cleats are very helpful for the last KM.

Loved this trail! Less snow here than at home. Gets steep when coming up to the cave but breathtaking views and an incredible experience awaits at the top! Definitely recommended.

Be sure to start before noon - took us 6 hours but we were in no hurry.. till the sun set.

hiking
3 days ago

No snow made for an easy hike. Most of the elevation is at the end. Trail head was a little hard to find from the parking lot in the dark.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

Hiked up yesterday. Trail is mostly snow covered so bring your spikes.

rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

Trail is good. It gets handsy when you start climbing around the mountain. Lots of opportunity to go to sub peaks without wasting much time. There was a little bit of snow but not much. Views are awesome! Great weather!

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing conditions for mid January. Bring your micro spikes, especially for the downhill.

Would do it again repeatedly.

Great hike! Went on Saturday. Snow is pretty deep when you get close to Lilian lake. Make sure to bank on an extra 45 minutes compared to what you would normally hike it in. Great weather though - all in all a solid 4 hours in total. We used winter hiking boots and that’s it - no poles and no snowshoes

Good hike, sun was here, no need of spikes. The view at the top worst it ! Just be aware that the main of the trail is on gravely road just the last kilometers are on a mountain trail.

10 days ago

We hiked Tamnuska loop today (January 13, 2019). Most sections were dry. However, spikes are needed to reach its summit.

hiking
10 days ago

Clear most of the way, I recommend micro spikes for the last 3 kms. You’re in the forest most of the way but are welcomed with a great panoramic view of the mountains once you hit the ridge. I’d say this is Moderate.

besides the wind at the begining, the conditions were great as of January 12th!

In my view. This was a great hike. First couple km is a bit hard and last 1 km the rest is very relaxing walk. The view at the top is worth every step I would rate it as moderate. Thank you All trails it helped get me started.

hiking
12 days ago

Completed this today as my first solo hike. All trails rates this hike as hard, I would say it’s moderate. Nice hike where the foothills meet the Rockies, currently relatively bare, with heavier snow covering the last km or so. Recommend micro spikes for the last 2/3 as the snows packed on the steep sections and relatively slippery. Easy to lose the trail closer to the summit due to snow pack coverage. Took me 4 1/2 hours total with a 35 min break at the summit. Overall, amazing views and great hike! Jan 11/2019.

Several cars were broken into at the trailhead parking lot today.

Have been hiking this for 20yrs, but this was the first time with snow and ice. Bring spikes and decent poles, some gnarly ice latches patches on the backside. Shoulder and front side were pretty clear, unfortunately very little scree left these days...

conditions still good as of Jan 6, could be done without spikes but a bit slippery on the way down

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.

Did this hike in early July. The view is absolutely worth the trek. But it did get sketchy in some areas during the scramble. If you’re afraid of heights, I’d stay away from this one because you’re walking on a pretty narrow path on the side of the mountain for a little while

Starts off with a beautiful forest hike, the views at the end are unreal- absolutely gorgeous. We didn't need our yaktrax at all today, the path is almost entirely clear, very well travelled.

hiking
17 days ago

Hiked Mt Allan yesterday January 5th 2019 with friends. Tons of snow covered the section before reaching the Olympic Peak and we could not go through it though we were on trail. Finally we ended up scrambling the rocky section to reach the Olympic Peak. It was better few weeks ago when I was there. So be prepare to do little bit scramble or have snow shoes. After that section it was easy to reach Allan.

snowshoeing
20 days ago

Went up to Lillian Lake last weekend and trail was all good, didn't need snowshoes until maybe 3 minutes before we got to the lake, I'm sure with a little more time there will be enough snow to pull them out earlier. Didn't get to see too much, it got pretty white out but I'm sure its gorgeous! With a little more time we might have made it up to Galatea. Trip for another time but definitely worth it!

Dec 30th leisurely walk to an epic couple of caves, definitely recommend checking them out!

Didn't make it quite to the top today because the scramble to summit seemed less than ideal in winter conditions. We made it most of the way though and are looking forward to doing the full thing in the summer!

hiking
24 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
24 days ago

great hike not too hard.

Great day hike with stunning views. the trail is a bit of a workout with some elevation gained. Went on an extremely windy day so didn't make it all the way to the sharks fin. highly recommend though, great hike

1 month ago

Definitely not a hard hiking. I would rate it as easy to intermediate.
It was dry on December 24. no spike is needed until next snowfall.

awesome cave, bring bike/xc skis or do the road march

I am making this specific review 3/5 only because the trail is absolutely NOT for dogs. When I am looking for hikes that are dog friendly, I am under the assumption they can complete the trail. It is 110% not for dogs. It was challenging to get to the chains and then when I realized we definitely weren’t getting across that.. the challenging high turned to pissed off. Getting us back down the way we came was stressful and dangerous for both of us.
Also, the entire trail once you are out of the trees is so poorly marked that unless you know where you are going or following footprints, you would get lost.
I am pretty disappointed with this hike because of those two issues.
Bring poles and microspikes.
My next review may be better when I don’t have my girl - if I decide to try this hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a moderate trail, there were tons of people all over the trail so if you want a quiet one during the summer this isn't the trail for you. At the top everyone was fighting for space to sit down and enjoy the views so we scurried off to the right of the top and had some peace and quiet to eat some soup. We used this trail to break up our harder ones and relax a bit but I did find the up was a bit boring, just a long slog but nice if you want to just enjoy yourself and have a long uphill walk.

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