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A strenuous climb turns into a lovely stroll once you get to the lake. The view can’t be beat, oh and friendly ducks everywhere!

hiking
23 hours ago

Some exposure areas , not for beginners.

I hiked this trail 2 years ago at the age of 63, with former college friends on a reunion trip. We did the full hike and it was a good challenge, but other than the distance, would rate it as "easy". It was a beautiful trail with a wide variety of sights along the way, one of my favorites in Glacier.

hiking
rocky
snow
2 days ago

January 19, 2019: beautiful conditions, snow packed and a hard assent but well worth it. Trail was worn so it still sees occasional adventure seekers that don't let the closure warning deture them. You will be the only ones on the hill, we were, but when else will you ever get a chance to experience this mountain all to yourself?
The summit was very windy, felt exillerating pushing through the big temperature change from 2 or 3 on the ground to quite fridge at the peak, dress accordingly.... Some deep snow sections ☺️

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!

Steep climb this one but worth it for the view at the top. Makes Calgary look like a tiny village! I tried to run all the way up it but it’s steep and not for the faint hearted. I had to stop a few times on the way up! Very very cold and windy at the top so wrap up warm if you are walking it. Ran all the way down easily in walking boots in 20 mins. No spikes needed as most of the track is rocky and/or earthy. Minimal snow or frost at present. Good runner will go up and down in around 75 mins. Slow walker will take 3-4hours. Highly recommend this for runners and walkers as a challenge with a reward;-)

hiking
3 days ago

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

trail running
snow
4 days ago

Nice little trail. Got off trail a couple of times, but it is marked pretty well so just watch for those signs. Accidentally did counter clockwise, and as people have said it is definitely more of a challenge. Other than that it wasn’t too bad for ice, and there isn’t too much snow. The view point was meh, but there was a better viewpoint not too far from the marked one. It only took a couple hours to complete but was definitely a nice easy hike.

As a side note, someone’s car did get broken into in the parking lot while we were there. So just make sure that there are no valuables left in the vehicle at this location, or that they are hidden well.

Would do it again repeatedly.

Crowded but safe. easier trail for friends

hiking
snow
7 days ago

I would definitely rate the hike as difficult for inexperienced hikers. The trail is steep until you reach the ridge, I feel like with ice cleats and poles it’s much easier to summit with the snow to grip onto as opposed to dirt in the summer. One of my top seven under seven (ish) for sure, great hike worth the views. Today’s weather was ideal beautiful and sunny.

this was one of my favorite trails!

hiked this january 12.... awesome hike... but i wouldn't consider it easy...more moderate. taking our time and stopping a few times took us 3.5 hours.

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

Did it clockwise today. Very windy once on the ridge. Good views.

Completed on Jan. 12. Very little snow and only required spikes on the back loop. If you want to extend the hike, complete the back loop ( check out prairie mountain and prairie creek route ). Different views and adds about an hour to the overall experience. Easy hike for experienced hikers; hard for beginners.

9 days ago

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

Great hike. Path is snow packed with very little ice right now, so could probably do it easily enough without spikes, but certainly easier with them. Get up there early to avoid the crowds, and you're in for a treat! Some amazing views on the way up, and the crowds really thin out once you get past the Upper Falls and head to the Inkpots. When we got to the Inkpots there was only one other couple there, so very peaceful! I just started hiking this past year, so certainly not a strong hiker, and this trail took us about 3 hours, including stops for photos and lunch.

I did on Jan 11th. Trail was covered with packed snow. Very steep , but end of trail was heaven. The weather was sunny, so perfect. I would like to recommend this trail with heavy icepickers. We thankful for having amazing view.

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

hiking
11 days ago

Enjoyed the views, came across (what we suspected) a film set down by the river. Nice nature walk to get out of the city for a bit.

The incline is a lot of work, but the top is quite stunning! Hard work pays off in this case!

Relatively easy hike for adults. The Hidden Lake was shockingly - very hidden and secluded.

Low rating solely based on time of year (late summer) left the lake looking more like a puddle. Go in the early to mid summer months when water levels will be higher.

I want to hike Ha Ling this weekend with the nice weather. is it actually closed or can it stil be done?

most beautiful trail i have ever done!! it is long and gorgeous the entire way. you hike along the hill side, and end up at a warming house! it hailed and snowed on our hike, but id do it again in a heart beat! it was so fun. check the shuttle time at end of trail, so you don't have to walk miles back to parking lot!

did this trail on one of my last days in Banff and it was really beautiful!

This hike is insane. Quite scrambly at the top, so careful on a super windy day! Very difficult, had to stop many times, but great work out and beautiful hike

Fantastic trail that I’ve traversed with my daughter many times. Beautiful and pristine.

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