Door Jamb and Loder Peak Tail

HARD 15 reviews
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Door Jamb and Loder Peak Tail is a 8.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
805 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

over grown

scramble

snow

off trail

This is an unofficial trail so there is no route markings - period and there are numerous side paths that people have taken to scramble to the top of Loder peak.If you're an experienced scrambler/climber this isn't a problem. But if you are a hiker or amateur scrambler, you will find yourself facing a difficult retreat down extremely steep slopes to try to find a different route up the shoulder of the mountain to the peak. With the first 3 km of this track being 30-50° incline, this can make for an extremely tricky scramble. The views from the peak are fantastic however!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Sliding is fun!

hiking
2 months ago

I did this as my first hike. Definitely not for rookies. :) Use a GPS with saved tracks to keep from getting lost.

3 months ago

Windy and smokey day making it a bit more difficult but still fun!

There isn't a distinct trail but it's still manageable to find your way.

Lots of scrambling and rocks so not for rookies.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Wasn't a hard hike at all reaching Doorjamb mountain and Loder Peak. But this is actually a hard hike. From Loder Peak it was difficult to pin point the exact trail on the backside. Following the GPS wasn't a lot of help on this app. We toured down an Avalanche run out until we hit the valley between the two mountains. Followed a rocky creek bed for a couple k's until we came to the Yura Creek Canyon which was totally awesome to walk thru. With our lunch break we were about 8 hours and it was dark when we hit the truck. Totally awesome adventure and lots of cool views along the way. Combining the summit with the Canyon walk made this a cool hike 100%! Don't cheap yourself out and only Summit and return!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely a moderate-hard trail! It is unmarked so there are many ways up to the top. Beautiful views, well worth the effort! Hike was about 3-4 hour return.

5 months ago

6 months ago

This is an unofficial trail so there is no route markings - period and there are numerous side paths that people have taken to scramble to the top of Loder peak. This means that you can take a side route that seems heavily traveled all need to find yourself facing a dangerous rock face to climb as you get near the summit. If you're an experienced scrambler/climber this isn't a problem. But if you are a hiker or amateur scrambler, you will find yourself facing a difficult retreat down extremely steep slopes to try to find a different route up the shoulder of the mountain to the peak.

With the first 3 km of this track being 30-50° incline, this can make for an extremely tricky scramble. I would rate this as being a more hard than moderate undertaking for casual or amateur hikers. Be sure to wear hiking boots and have your gear. And remember how windy I can be at the altitudes... climbing a rock slab in high winds can be exciting to say the least. The views from the peak are fantastic however!

6 months ago

7 months ago

Fun but easy to get lost!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

We did this late fall last year. It was a great hike with little trail finding which adding the excitement.
The slab scrambles are excellent. A good place to train your scrambling skills.

Saturday, March 26, 2016