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Nice and quiet. Well marked trail system. Stop at the black cat ranch for local information on the trail - they build/maintain the trail to the best of my knowledge. Bring your bear spray.

All other comments here seem to describe quite well...in my opinion. big hike. be prepared.

Awesome Trail done 6 days ago right before winter hit full force. Trail was easy to find and follow, it was a steep climb for a short amount of distance but well worth it for the views at the top of Abraham Lake and David Thompson highway.

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27 days ago

Nice and simple hike. My boyfriend, dog and I hiked out to the 3rd waterfall which is about 8km from the trailhead. Great views the whole way and easy trail to follow along the river. Recommend this hike to anyone!

We did this on November 10, and it was amazing. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and there was very little snow. If there was more snow it would definitely not have been as enjoyable.

Did this in early October. Super tough hike, up mountain right away. Every blood, sweat, and tear was worth the views. Not a kid friendly hike! Make sure you have good hiking gear for this one, poles are nice for coming back down as the scramble is slippery.

whilst thirds walk is moderately trafficked in early Oct it may bee worth not getting there too early and follow someone else up the trail. We started the trail alone and saw fresh bear prints not far in. The trail was reasonably tiring but well worth the effort. The panoramic views from the top were amazing.

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1 month ago

Oct 21 - Although the weather felt like the first week of September, the trails were 95% dry. This is a STEEP hike. Leg burner for sure. I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners but it is a doable day hike. We took a right (left takes you to the lake) at about the 4km mark up to the ridge. The fork is poorly marked. Getting up to the ridge is all loose shale or a scramble up big rocks. The 360 views are worth it. Next summer I’d like to hike up and camp over night at the lake.

it is closed now!

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2 months ago

I honestly really enjoyed this hike. It was my first time doing this hike, but my boyfriends 2nd. I was stubborn and thought my runners were fine (as its what I climb most moutains in) but boy was I wrong. We started earlier in the morning, and the trail was fairly snowcovered, over a foot near the top of fresh powder. I couldnt scramble to the summit, because of how icy it was in combination to my footwear but made it to the turn around point. The view was awesome, but fairly clouded over while it started to snow!

Amazing views and moderate intensity trail. Rewarding trip to the summit.

Was beautiful! I’m not an experienced hiker (nor do I work out) but I managed to make it to the top have lunch and back down in 4hours. Pretty steep and loose rock. Friend went up in tennis shoes and he didn’t struggle.

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2 months ago

Completed Wilcox Pass on Sept 23, 2018 on the way to Jasper. Fantastic Hike, well worth the stop! great rewarding family hike if you want a bit of a challenge too. You’re at high altitude so slow and steady wins the race! Completed in about 3 hours with plenty of stops to take pictures.

Well maintained switchback trail, once you pass the red Muskoka chairs the trail thins out but is still easily identifiable. We also saw the Herd of big horn sheep! Stopped once we reached the pass — noticed quite a few folks pushing further up (set aside 4-6 hours depending on your skill level for that.

We reached the pass where the tundra opened up and the views were breathtaking. Seeing the glacier on one side and an open tundra on the other is like no other! We even found a Geocash! So cool!

Wow. This hike is amazing, challenging, and gorgeous. We went in the beginning of October, so we expected snow up at the top, but didn’t expect it at the start. When we checked the trail report that morning it said the trail condition was good, but with snow at the top, so when we arrived we were surprised to see snow at the head of the trail. We decided to keep going anyways, trusting the trail report and seeing other hikers come out okay. This will forever be a special hike to me, since this was my first time ever hiking to the top of the mountain. There was snow all along the trail, but it got especially slippery and thick up at the top. A LOT of ice along the switchbacks near the top. Several times I slipped and, quite frankly, almost slipped off the side of the mountain. I was scared, but also determined to finish, since I knew the views from the top looked fabulous. Don’t do that! I was stupid for keeping going. I had no crampons or hiking sticks and I could have died. If you feel uncomfortable, turn back and get what you need to feel comfortable. The higher you go up, the harder it is. There is a part after the tree line that seems like it’s the top, but its not, there is a little bit more to go. That part is definitely a scramble. Take it slow and focus on your balance because doing it when it was icy had me terrified I was going to roll off the side of the mountain. (Again, I was stupid and no one should follow what I did!) But this hike was great. I’d say it took 3 hours to get up and an hour to get down. The ice helped in getting down, since we could pretty much slide down the top half of the mountain. The views were stunning on the way up to the top and at the actual top. Its exactly what I would picture the view from a top of a mountain would look like! Some people made snowmen along the way, which made us smile. Enjoy this hike, just be smart about it! Lots of people on the trail and they were all helping each other out. One guy had on nikes and he was slipping very very badly. A stranger he didn’t know lent him one of her walking sticks and held onto him the entire way down. If you need help, ask! No one will leave you! Worth every second of it.

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2 months ago

Steep but very manageable hike. You can do this hike easily in an afternoon. There are great views along the way and the lake at the end is beautiful. We did this hike in late September and didn’t see another soul, but did follow some cougar tracks for about half the hike, so make sure you bring your bear spray just in case.

Did this hike in Sept 2018 during a snow storm. It was challenging hike with lots of ice covering the entire trail. Hiking poles would have been a great help. Views from the top are absolutely amazing and worth every bit of it.

Amazing! Day hike

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2 months ago

Great trail, easy hike beautiful suspension bridge. Did this hike with husband and friends at 26 weeks pregnant. Would be a great family hike. We carried on pass the park boundary; well worth it! The trail does get harder past the waterfalls and can be a little hard to navigate.

2 months ago

Great hike with awesome views

1st time I ever summited a mountain. great trail. and scenery. My brother and I hiked this trail and loved it. will do it again next time I am in town

Great trail with very rewarding views! Took us 3.5 hours with lots of stops for pictures and a short break at the top.

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3 months ago

This is the most difficult hike I have done to date. Would I do it again? Heck yes! Slow and steady will reward you with stunning views. It took me (I would consider myself in good shape but not a hiking pro) two hours to reach the top, where I sat and ate my lunch that I had brought up with me. In totally I spent about 4 hours conquering the sulphur skyline and rewarded myself with a soak in the hot springs afterwards.

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3 months ago

Did this one last Saturday starting around 9 AM. We got there early and had a chance to explore the pass before the weather clouded over and rain arrived. A moderate switchbacked trail approach to the tree line and then a pleasant uphill walk among alpine tundra to the pass. We encountered a small group of bighorn sheep just off the trail that were wary but undeterred by our presence as they grazed among the rocks. The views seems to go on for miles and we walked along the faint trail beyond the pass marker for about a mile before the winds prompted us to turn back. At 7700 ft. it’s cold and windy but worth it. The views remind one of the Scottish Highlands and are otherworldly given the minimal effort expended to reach them. There is a side trail to an overlook of the Athabasca Glacier from the pass that we opted not to explore given the awesome views of the Columbia Icefield leading up the trail.

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3 months ago

Got there 2p.m. in the afternoon. 10KM out and back. Only 2 other people on the top. Super gorgeous. Be sure to check out the hot springs source after your hike.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this one! So many interesting views, and we saw a large herd of bighorn sheep which was a bonus. It was pretty busy on a Friday afternoon, but everyone was polite.

Those not looking for a big hike can stop halfway at the red Adirondack chairs looking out over the Athabasca Glacier, but the meadow up toward the top is absolutely stunning and worth seeing!

There’s a steady incline with some rocky portions, but not a tough hike by any means. We saw lots of different age groups (and a few dogs) up there.

Don’t miss this one!

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3 months ago

It get crowded fast, get boots on the ground by 7am to summit by 9am and have the views to yourself. We got there was still a light dusting of snow that had us laying down first tracks... but hordes of people soon followed. Amazing 360 views.
*get up fast and take pics on the way down, same view point

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3 months ago

I was looking forward to doing this hike and it didn’t disappoint. Much of it was uphill and we climbed quickly to amazing views. Both the red chairs and the bighorn sheep were a bonus. It’s a fun, interesting hike. The only disappointment was at the top, no glacial lake or real reward as we’re used to in Colorado, BUT this was still a fabulous hike on a beautiful sunny day!

3 months ago

Scenic, easy trail. I think next time I'll continue on the trail after the first falls.

Great hike...uphill all the way...good cardio workout. View from the summit is awesome...360 panoramic view of distant mountains. Trail on the way up has several spots for scenic photos. My wife and I made it to the summit in 2 hrs and back down in about 1 hr with a steady pace each way. It was windy (about 40Km/hr) at the top.

Amazing view at the top!!

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