Buller Pass

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Buller Pass is a 20.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1333 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

2 months ago

Spectacular views! A lot of snow on the trail this past weekend. I was disappointed there was no water going over the falls though. Looking forward to tackling it in the spring again!

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

Did this two years back .. we did North Buller Pass and would like to do the South this time or next summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Stunning hike ! So much to see along the way !

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best hikes for diversity along the way. River crossings, waterfalls, meadows, and ridge views from the top! Lots of fossils near the falls before the final ridge ascent.

walking
4 months ago

Awesome day hike, took us about 5 1/2 hours including a lunch break at the top. Pretty windy at the top so I'd recommend a good raincoat. We took a dip in the little waterfall on the way down, beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

We took our 5 kids on this hike ages 8-17. Round trip was 6 hrs. Lots of quick breaks climbing up. We Lunched right before the pass. 1/2 went all the way to pass while the rest hunkered down in the pines to wait. The trek up to the pass is steep and the rocks are a bit slippery but the views were amazing! Beautiful flowers, stream, waterfall along the way. All the time being surrounded by mountain views. During the 6 hrs we saw only 5 other hikers. A very peaceful hike.

4 months ago

Not a ton of vegetation at the top but waterfalls on the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Just an overall awesome hike

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of variety on this hike. Top part gets pretty steep with an easy scramble up a scree slope. Best part is the waterfall and pool mid mountain. Nice way to cool off on a hot day.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Did the South Pass today (June 22) completely accessible (just a few snow patches to cross before ascending to the pass). Beautiful waterfall, forest, and views from the top. Just a tip for the rest of you, after the first bridge take the right hand path! :)

6 months ago

Did north side and the view was amazing from top! Will do south side this year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Probably the most outstanding hike ever. Not too long (17 km), not too steep. We did the loop from south Buller pass (where we had lunch) to north Buller pass. The approach is a good warm up, before ascending the south pass. We did a short scramble on the "middle" mountain" of the loop, then came back and headed to the north pass. The way from south to north Buller pass is outstanding, making us feel like being on a set from lord of the ring ! On our way back, there is a beautiful waterfall corner of the split north and south Buller pass. We couldn't resist

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Completed this one today June 26, 2016 probably the best hike I've ever done! We did the Buller Circuit from the north to south pass. To access the north pass turn left immediately after the third bridge (its barely a bridge pretty much a plank) After going through the North pass and ascending the steep hill at the end we tried to scramble/ridgewalk along here but the group wasn't comfortable with it so we dropped down the opposite side which was made really fun by being all to bum slide on the snow a good portion of the way down. After a while we found our way to the real trail to the south pass we then ascended up the back side of South buller and got back onto solid ground again. Amazing views from both passes, lovely waterfalls and the most wildflowers I've seen in my life! I rate this hike a solid 5/5 can't wait to go back!

hiking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

You'll need to dedicate a whole day to get to the Buller Pass and back but the experience worth every minute and every step: clear water, pure air, incredible view...

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2012

This hike is like a cool epic journey. Can be a loop if you're adventurous and willing to scramble the north pass, or a straight through if you go down to Ribbon Lake where there's a great backcountry campsite.

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