Buller Pass is a 12.9 mile out and back trail located near Kovach, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
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
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!
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...
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.