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refat sayegh reviewed Running Rain Lake Trail
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Jessica Chan reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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We did this hike on Friday, Oct. 16, where there was lots of snow already. Make sure to have micro spikes, it is really useful especially coming down. After you park the car (on the side of the road), you need to to back and the trail starts where there’s a yellow ribbon tied to a tree. There was no visible trail because of the snow so make sure to download the map ahead of time and use at 3.2km-3.5km of the trail. We didn’t get to the summit. The hike was nice and it was beautiful seeing all the fresh snow.

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Rose Castillo reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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Be careful navigating to the trailhead. Google maps brings you to the mount lipsett trailhead (with a rustic parking lot) not the mist mountain trailhead (no parking lot). Coming from kananaskis lakes (or Calgary direction) continue ~600m down the road to a paved pullout (looks like an extra lane on the highway). The trailhead is about 100m back towards the mount lipsett parking lot from there. Can get extremely windy once you get close to the saddle. Extremely windy meaning you can’t stand upright because the wind will blow you over! So check the forecast before you come. The hike to the hot pools is fairly easy, it’s still a hike but doable in good running shoes if dry. The trail from the saddle to the springs/summit fork is a narrow cut line with a steep drop off that’s very slippery when wet. So wouldn’t go in running shoes if it’s been raining, might rain, or if misty/foggy. Most of the summit trail is a straight scree slog after the hot pools turn off. Very exposed so again if the wind is bad I’d choose a different summit. Fairly straightforward and didn’t require any scrambling in my opinion. Like many others have said don’t bother with the trail that leads further up the gully. Just hang a right and go straight up the scree. There are some portions of trail that you can follow at the beginning of the alternate route. The hot pools aren’t actually that hot so I wouldn’t go on a colder day. I run pretty warm and was a tiny bit cold in the pools, something that everyone I met up there mentioned as well.

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Louann Gagnon reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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WOW ! Le hot spring est complètement débile ! Une expérience à faire absolument ! Lorsque vous arriver au milieu du sentier entre les montagnes ou qu'on na une belle vu , vous prenez le sentier qui longe la Montagne et ensuite vous devez tourner à DROITE pour trouver le petit hot spring ! Ceci est avant la fin de mont Mist !

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Shirley Luong reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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Competed Oct 7, 2020 5 stars if you're just going to the hot springs 4 stars if you continue up to the summit 1.5 hours to the hot springs. I arrived at the trailhead at 7am and there was already a group ahead of me. Luckily they left when I got to the springs and had them to myself for an hour for sunrise. Absolutely breathtaking! Decided to continue up to the summit. Took me another 3:30 to the summit from the hot springs. It was very foggy and visibility was atrocious. Could not find the alternate route so I scrambled up the scree and it was very difficult to get proper footing. Lost the path many times. Bumped into another group that was also lost. With the fog, you couldn't tell how much further you had to go. Finally reached the top and the sun peaked through just enough for a view! Coming down was quick and skiing on scree was very fun. At the end of the day, it was worth it as the fog lifted enough. Probably won't summit this one again.

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Pedro Avalos reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingSnow

1st of all lets get this straight!!!there is no trail....and if you!find a trail your lucky!we did this trail on October 13/2020.Its a solid 3 hr hike up to the hot spring!You need to know where your going!met many peaple coming back down the mountain dou to the wind!I would write alot more but dont want to bore you!

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Shania Villamor reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

The springs are only about 3.5km in with a 700m elevation gain. Like others have mentioned the first 2km are a steady incline and then it levels out. Extreme wind gusts past the tree line to the pass - many turned back bc it was dangerously windy. We, however, continued on towards the springs and got to enjoy it by ourselves for over an hour! Gorgeous views and such a relaxing experience. We decided not to continue the scramble to the summit due to the wind.

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Craig Cyr reviewed Elbow Lake and Rae Glacier
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Above tree line there was enough drifted snow to make way finding and the loose rocks a bit sketchy. Amazing views of the lake and mountains.

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Cassandra D reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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First km is steady uphill, then flattens out a bit until the very end! Took us 1.5 hours up to get to the springs and 1 hour down. Hot springs were breathtaking

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Luis Moraes reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!

Very windy this morning

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Candace K reviewed Elbow Lake and Rae Glacier
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Shaunna Smith reviewed Running Rain Lake Trail
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Dustin Lalonde reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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Ginny Aneca reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Mist was a very fun adventure. We went only to the hot spring as it was the first hike after my daughters broken ankle was healed. It took us 3 hours there and back with many breaks. We also spent an hour at the hot spring! My daughters and mom loved that. There was not to many people because we started early but we came across several groups as we were on the way down. It was very windy today so careful footing after the hill. It was about a 8km round trip with about 700 m gain just to the springs.

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Susan Chalier reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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Ashley Côté reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!

This hike is more "moderate" than hard. Only the first kilometre is a steady incline and it's pretty much just a walk from there to the hot springs. When you start from the hot springs then go up the rest of the way, there is more inclined. Did this hike with my puppy of course and he enjoyed it. Everyone at the hot springs is very respectful, everyone was pretty much just taking 15-20 min and then leaving - just get into your bathing suit to let people know you're in line. The view is AMAZING.

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Ricky Li reviewed Elbow Lake and Rae Glacier
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Avinesh Nair reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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Awesome hike!

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Gabriel Kang reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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Very interesting trail. First half up to Lipsett is an older trail so straight up bushwacking. After summiting Lipsett, you sort of have to figure your way down to the path towards the start of Mist Mountain. From there, it's quite a bit of rock climbing and what not to the peak of mist mountain. Don't let Alltrails fool you! We ended up with 2700m in total elevation gain since no trail was marked and there's lots of climbing! We were going for an easy 4-5 hour hike and ended up with 7-8 hours of crazy hiking. There were spots where 99-130 degree climbing was required so be careful.

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Sarah Cagney reviewed Elbow Lake and Rae Glacier
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Lindsay Hunt reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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What a day, conditions were absolutely idea for hiking and seeing the mountains at their best. The only thing one could find fault with is the slight smoke haze from the fires is back. This hike is a real grind, but the views and vantage points make it all worthwhile. We did as others said in the reviews by taking the alternate route which was easier than battling the excessive scree on the other 2 routes to the summit. Having said that, it was still a labouring exercise, but one we had expected. The views from the summit were absolutely incredible with Pocaterra Ridge, Mt Lipsett, Mt Storm, Mt Rae etc in our sights. If you don’t like scree, rock, or excessive elevation gain, this is not the hike for you. However, the boot surfing through the scree on the way down was fun and quick. We had hoped to hit the hot spring on the way down to soak our tired and aching muscles, however from the junction we counted 13 people at the pool waiting for a dip so we decided to push on and catch the pool on the next hike. Returning back to the saddle and descending through the meadows and forest was just what the doctor ordered! All in all a fabulous day with breathtaking views. We are sure lucky to have this in our backyards! Another hike that we will be back.

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Serena Wiber reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

Did this again today via the official route instead of ascending alternate route 1. Trail was completely dry today so maybe this will affect my opinion, but I actually preferred the official route, even though I was on all fours crawling my way up the scree several times during the final push. Alternate route 1 definitely was more solid, with slabby, larger rock for the most part. However, I found I suffered from vertigo a lot on alternate route 1 so this route was easier for me from that perspective. Thanks to the two guys coming down the mountain who stopped and talked to me about the route as I was going up! :)

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Asif Zeb reviewed Mist Mountain Trail
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HikingNo shadeRockyScrambleSnow

Summited Mist Mountain today (Sept 10, 2020). This hike / scramble lies somewhere between easy to moderate. On the way up I suggest taking the alternate route on all trails as the main route is a straight up scree fest and is perfect when descending from the summit. That said, the alternate route also has alot of loose rock giving you ample opportunities to treadmill your way up. Dont be discouraged by the massive incline of loose rock - like everything else it can be over come if you keep pushing. Overall, this hike / scramble is not technical at all. It's a straight up incline with lots of scree (loose rocks) no matter which trail you take to the summit. Just come prepared with lots of will power and the determination to summit no matter what and you will do it. Follow me on instagram to see pics and vids of the hikes and scrambles I do - @realasifzeb

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