Doorjamb Mountain

MODERATE 8 reviews

Doorjamb Mountain is a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lac des Arcs, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
4.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
632 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

rocky

scramble

hiking
8 days ago

Route finding is the hardest thing about this hike, since its not an official trial. While there are a few scrambling sections, the rocks are really easy to grab onto and climb up, almost like bouldering rocks. Very unique and no exposure if you stick to the trail.
It took us an hour and a half ascent and almost the same for going down. Did it after work (starting at 5:30 ish).
You could definitely continue on to Loder Peak from here but we were turned around by thunderstorms. Either way, you will get great views of Yamnuksa, as well as the Bow Valley mountain ranges behind.
Definitely recommend as a more adventurous, but very manageable, hike!

rock climbing
2 months ago

Not recommended for beginners. The majority of this hike is scrambling and what hiking there is can be steep.

Lots of route finding and scrambling over steep rock slabs and loose rock. Getting down (and up) can be precarious if you don't have proper/grippy footwear.

The views are definitely worth the effort.

rock climbing
3 months ago

May 13 2018

Physical intensity: easy-moderate
Scrambling technicality: moderate
Hiking technicality: not much hiking. No option for scrambling hence choosing “rock climbing” for activity.

No snow to the summit but route finding is required and not for novice hikers. Scrambling experience strongly recommended.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

recorded Loder Peak

hiking
11 months ago