Cascade Mountain via Cascade Amphitheater

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Cascade Mountain via Cascade Amphitheater is a 19.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
19.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1764 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

river

views

scramble

Fantastic scramble up the iconic Cascade mountain in Banff. Take the Cascade Amphitheater trail to the starting point of the Cascade mountain ascent. Difficult scramble with great views of the Banff townsite, Lake Minnewanka and surrounding mountains. Traversing the false summit needs to be virtually clear of snow to reach the true peak.

hiking
20 days ago

View from the top was incredible. Definitely worth the extremely rigorous hike. Don’t give up on the endless switchbacks!

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike. Awesome views of Mt Rundle and Lake Minnewanka. Banff townsite and Mt Norquay are cool too. It’s a long one due to its trailhead at Mt Norquay so plan accordingly. Trail to the amphitheater is pretty much all in the trees. But after?....wow.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best hike I've done in the Banff area, the scramble was fun to do. A good challenge too.

6 months ago

Trail is in good condition and generally clearly marked by Parks Canada, then by tape and cairns. Beware the false summit - go around to the right, do not try to climb down from it onto the trail.
very pretty views above the treeline.

It is quite a long and strenuous day...

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