Castle Mountain Lookout Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Castle Mountain Lookout Trail is a 6.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castle Junction, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
558 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

2 months ago

Went in November. Walk is nice and steep and the view is solid. We took snowshoes but trail wasn’t deep enough or wide enough. Overall solid hike, I️ would bring low profile snowshoes

2 months ago

A tough walk up, but the views at the end are worth the climb!

hiking
2 months ago

All uphill trek is rewarded with a gorgeous view at the lookout point!

3 months ago

Beautiful views

4 months ago

a challenging trail up. about a 35 to 45 degree vert. beautiful views are rewarded to you once at the top.

4 months ago

Though hike up as the trail is up hill the entire way, so be ready for a good hike! Great views at the top make it well worth the trek up.

hiking
4 months ago

Uphill all the way up. Quick down as gravity helps. Great views!

4 months ago

Enjoyed the trial with a great view at the end. Some technical aspects through last few switchbacks.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike, but not my favourite. Lots of switchbacks and a fairly steep incline but can be done without poles. Views at the top are decent but the parking lot/construction does take away from it a bit. Took about 2.5 hours with a stop at the top for lunch.

5 months ago

This was a good hike, but with the fires in the area the air quality was not the best and the smoke and haze did not help the view. Still worth it.

5 months ago

The view at the end of the trail is well worth the hike up. Just gorgeous! It's quite an uphill climb in parts, but if you take breaks when you need to, the reward at the end is well worth it. The trail itself is very visible all the way through and easy to walk...but quite an incline the majority of the way up.

5 months ago

I really liked this hike, its moderate upholl hike the whole time, great views, it took us less than 3 hours in total.

5 months ago

Great hike. Even better view

6 months ago

Mostly consistent uphill hike but worth it. Beautiful wildflowers along the way and the view is beautiful. The only negative thing is a construction pit and what looks like a parking lot that is an eyesore.

6 months ago

Great Hike - Beautiful Views at the top!

6 months ago

Harder than I expected but worth it once you get to the top

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail up, nice spot at top for view

7 months ago

Consistent elevation gain along entire trail. Beautiful views through the trees, some switchbacks as you reach the top. Incredible view of the Bow Valley Parkway east and west as well as down Hwy 93 into Kootenay. Keep a steady pace and you'll be done in less than 3 hours!

7 months ago

Great hiking trail! Not overcrowded; we first attempt to do inkpots but there were so many people that we quickly switch for another cool option and castle lookout was the perfect choice! Fair difficulty level, great view during the hike and at the top. Beer was good after ;)

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