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Great hike bit of a scramble to the summit we did it while snowing & windy got very cold on the summit & unfortunately didn't have a view but was good fun. We went to the right on the way down it's a lot harder left is easier & safer. Completed in 3hrs with 15min stop at the top.

Steep and steady climb. Amazing views. Very short 5-10 min hands on scramble at peak. Ankle deep snow above the tree line. The hut in the pass is open and is a great spot to break. Must do!!!

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful hike to Lillian Lake and Galatea Lakes (Lower and Upper). Took roughly 6 hours round trip, which included a picnic break at Lillian Lake and snack/water break at Lower Galatea Lake. Poles may be helpful when hiking on the scree, but otherwise a great moderate hike. Note: this area is known for avalanches, therefore expect to cross avalanche debris on the trail.

Spectacular views, challenging winds, worth all the hard work!!

hiking
12 days ago

I like the ascent but the descent was less than desirable. It was incredibly windy, so much that I got knocked over twice by wind gusts. Stay to the left on your decent, trails aren't well marked for proper or best route down.

The views are incredible, especially if you hit it on a clear day.

Would definitely recommend poles.

Amazing views.

One of the harder hikes i've done, but definitely worth it. We ended up on a day that was SUPER windy so I think that contributed to the additional fatigue. Great views of Canmore and Ha Ling. Saw around 20-30 other people. Took around 4 hours with some minimal breaks. Would like to try and get to some of the other peaks of Rundle next time.Other reviews are pretty accurate, you do have a lot of climbing and lots of scree at the top, poles and good boots are a must.

hiking
14 days ago

Very, very windy but the views were worth it

hiking
14 days ago

Really diverse hike, lots of different types of scenery along the way! I would rate this hike more as moderate. The main trail all is fairly steady with a small incline. The final ascent is where it gets tougher, but not impossible. Unfortunately the waterfall area and river was completely dried up so we will definitely be doing this again next summer. Took us about 4.5 hours. We didn't get to do the extra portion at the top because the wind and rain was far too strong. Highly recommend!

hiking sticks and decent hiking shoes are a must. This trail starts pretty easy and gives you a good warm up period for the first 10-15 minutes. But it quickly gets steep and challenging after that. You get a little break from the dificulty halfway up the trail but it gets pretty tough again going up to the top. Theres a little shelter at the top, and the view is pretty sweet and very rewarding once you get there. The trail is challenging as a whole, and I recommend having sticks as it will save your quads from a lot of pain going up, and will help you a lot on the way down.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice summer hike. Definitely take the right side path when you reach the bridge over the creek (marked as DO NOT ENTER - AVALANCHE AREA). You will encounter two sets of waterfalls. Gorgeous.

Is it me, or has the trail been redone? I remember a steeper but shorter ascent for the first third of the trail. Now it seems the trail is longer with more switchbacks, but definitely more gradual.

Much nicer than Chester in my opinion. Probably owing to the fact that there are fewer people on the trail.

Along the way, look for:
Huckleberry
Blueberry
Gooseberry
Strawberry

Lots of spruce grouse on the trail and pikas in the scree on the lakeside.