Explore the most popular Rock Climbing trails in Banff National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The views are stunning in all directions. I have made a video of this hike. It is on YouTube, and my channel is LIVEON ALBERTA. Check it out if you want to see the hike before you do it.

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scramble
22 hours ago

Great hike. Overall, the hike was moderate with the last 30 minutes being hard.

hiking
1 day ago

Loved the hike! Such a stunning route. Challenging start and totally worth it. No bears, just a couple chipmunks. Took about five hours, with lots of photo and snack stops :)

This was hard but very worth it. First time hiking for a couple of our group, took about 6.5 hours but we were not moving for about 2.5. Views were unreal.

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rocky
scramble
snow
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

A challenging yet rewarding day hike. Trail is obvious most of the way but if unsure look for Inukshuks, red tape or signs. Hiking poles useful for the downhill portion. Amazing sights, beautiful forests and fairly quiet during the week.

hiking
2 days ago

This is not a completed hike. We made it up to the long stretch before Sentinel Pass, but decided to pack it in on the Temple hike, as it was raining throughout the whole morning, that would have made the scramble part of the hike pretty dangerous & no views at summit. So we decided to go back and try the Wenkchemna Pass trail. Still raining as we continue up the trail until we got to an area before Eiffel Lake, a grizzly & 2 cubs where just below the trail, we got a little closer to take a better look, that’s when she started coming our way, we quickly left.

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rocky
2 days ago

Great trail loop! I definitely suggest going clockwise to enjoy the tough terrain and incredible views on the west/north end of the loop (the east end is not too technical but also not that scenic). I did the loop in 3hr 30min with minimal (few/short) stops and also opted out of the climb to Mt. Edith (on account of minimal experience and rumours of it being quite tough). The loop itself is totally worth it though. Highly recommend (if you’re fit enough)!

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muddy
scramble
2 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. It is a tough hike, but if you are in shape it should be no problem. Just make sure to bring proper footwear. Beware shortly after it rains there are a few slick areas when you get towards the end of the hike. My buddies and I had to scramble a bit through this part due to the trail being muddy. We didn’t have poles, but I am not sure they would have helped due to how slick it was.

This trail wasn’t as hard as people made it out to be in their reviews. It’s pretty easy until you get to the last stretch. It is also not that sketchy either. I did this trail alone and was worried from reviews but convinced myself to do it anyway and it was WELL WORTH IT. Highly recommend this trail, also enjoy a snack/lunch at the top because it’s pretty secluded up there and the view is just phenomenal!

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Definitely not for the faint of heart and worth doing in the clockwise direction. Spectacular views on the way up and at Cory Pass.

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rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

Great trail, tons of fun. View would have been better without clouds, but the feeling of being up there was worth it. August 13th, 2019.

It’s a great hike! I hike it as part of Agnes lake trail, going to Little and Big Beehive first. I was surprised that it was easier then I was expecting. It’s around 45 min hike from Big Beehive. Initially it was a bit of steep path. Then it was a bit confusing, as at some point you need to climb rocks to get back on trail. But after that it was pretty nice and almost flat walk at the edge of the mountain. Once you reach last part - this very is hard part starts, as it’s very steep. Guys told me to stay on the left (next to the trees), as easier to hike and there is something to grab on. Then almost on the top again stay on the left, as it easier to climb the rocks then use steep slippery path on the right. But the views are great! 360 degree on Six Glasiers, spot contrast in between Agnes and Louise lakes. It’s stunning! And not many people are on the trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Excellent hike. It’s a climb like all hikes in this area. Path is very clear and no issues routing it. Weather can get cold fast up top as well as rain can just roll on you. I do not see why people say go clock wise. Both way are possible just steep dirt at the start of clockwise route. Mount Edith is not marked and path is not clear. It’s a scramble up loose shale to the peak. Not for everyone.

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rocky
scramble
snow
4 days ago

08/13/19 Great Hike! Took the crew 9 hours total and every hour had something great in store. Make sure to get to lake maurine parking lot by 5 am. If you come later you are probably going to have to turn around. Two sections of scrambling. Other than that make sure you are in good shape. Equipment: Hiking shoes (MUST) Hiking poles (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) Water /Food (DRINK AND EAT LOTS) Clothes (BE FLEXIBLE, PREPARE FOR RAIN, wind and steadily dropping temp GLOVES) Helmet (I DIDN’T USE ONE BUT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE TO PREVENT ROCKS FROM FALLING ON MY HEAD) Happy hiking, Nich

hiking
5 days ago

Excellent views. Trail is a little confusing in places.

hiking
5 days ago

Was a nice hike. Great views of Bow Lake and Crowfoot glacier. Continue past Helen Lake for the better views. Worth the extra climb to see Katherine Lake, etc. Saw many marmots, picas along the way. Wildflowers in all their glory as well. We hiked on a rainy day and still had lovely views. Go early to avoid crowds. We arrived around 8 am and saw few on the way up, many on the way down.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
5 days ago

This was one of the coolest trails I’ve ever done. Most people choose to just do the beehive circuit which is the first portion of this trail. After the trail forks for devils thumb, you barely see anyone else, which is great considering how crowded this part of the park is. To be fair, this is a very technically difficult trail. The climbs aren’t taxing physically but they’re certainly sketchy at certain parts. You should only do this trail in good conditions and if you have good gear. There’s a portion just before the main rock scramble at the top that is almost vertical and so muddy you can’t hardly get a hold of anything. It’s rainy today, so I’m curious what it would be like in dry conditions. That being said, the views are breathtaking. Even before you get to the top, your senses are on overload won’t the vivid colors and beauty of the trail. Great hike!

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bugs
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

This is one of my all time favourite trails to date, it’s a challenge but definitely a very good one. There are two sections on this trail, the little beehive and the big beehive. Sure it’s a great view but the real thrill and view is at the very top. Directly behind you there is an off beaten path that people take with a large log that you climb over. After you do that there is a very skinny trail that leads you to the very top. Use extreme caution as you walk this part of the trail because it gets more challenging as you go up. Again worth the gorgeous views. Cheers!

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