East End Of Rundle (Eeor)

HARD 129 reviews

East End Of Rundle (Eeor) is a 5.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
870 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

scramble

snow

1 month ago

A very rewarding hike with a stunning view of Ha Ling and Canmore. difficult but worth it. Ice cleats recommend as the scramble is still quite slippery

hiking
1 month ago

Trust the ratings when it says this trail is hard. There was a lot of scramble to get to the summit, and although we brought our dog, he could not make it to the summit, with fear he would cut the pads of his paws. I recommend bringing back up socks for the decent once you pass the snow.

This trail has no markers or set paths, so be very cautious you don't get turned around on the way down.

Goat Pond is a short drive past the start point for some easy sight seeing.

4 months ago

Did this one solo in mid-december was in great condition. Easy, short scramble with no technical challenges. Can be done in less than 3 hours at a decent pace. Some snow on the way to the summit but did not need cleats, however I would recommend bringing them depending on your comfort level. Going a bit off trail you can climb some fun slabs on the way to the south scree slopes. Great views of Ha Ling and Mt Lawrence Grassi to the east pretty much the whole way, especially once you reach the treeline.

6 months ago

The scramblers route is pretty sketchy now. I recommend taking the left route.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike bit of a scramble to the summit we did it while snowing and windy got very cold on the summit and unfortunately didn't have a view but was good fun. We went to the right on the way down it's a lot harder left is easier and safer. Completed in 3hrs with 15min stop at the top.

hiking
7 months ago

I like the ascent but the descent was less than desirable. It was incredibly windy, so much that I got knocked over twice by wind gusts. Stay to the left on your decent, trails aren't well marked for proper or best route down.

The views are incredible, especially if you hit it on a clear day.

Would definitely recommend poles.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views.

hiking
7 months ago

One of the harder hikes i've done, but definitely worth it. We ended up on a day that was SUPER windy so I think that contributed to the additional fatigue. Great views of Canmore and Ha Ling. Saw around 20-30 other people. Took around 4 hours with some minimal breaks. Would like to try and get to some of the other peaks of Rundle next time.Other reviews are pretty accurate, you do have a lot of climbing and lots of scree at the top, poles and good boots are a must.

7 months ago

Fantastic hike, a bit difficult for me but very much doable. Need to be bit careful near the top ..... take left path to go over the ledge. Will do it again.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike it is definitely difficult. Make sure you have some good boots you are gonna need them. The view from the top is amazing. The trail head like they said is a little hard to find its next to the electric line posts and make sure 3/4 of the way up you go left. We went right and it's much harder and more dangerous but it's a little more fun if you like climbing the rocks. Overall awesome

7 months ago

steep but fun and worth the hike!!

hiking
7 months ago

Great views from the summit. Was a clear day so could see Mt Assiniboine and Mt Temple in the distance. Pack plenty of water as it gets toasty without much shade.

7 months ago

Fake summit nice view, real summit awesome view. Worth it to go to the real summit!

hiking
7 months ago

Great addition if you have done Ha Ling Peak and looking for another hike in the area. Still open even with some bear closures near by! Make sure to have Bear Spray on hand.

hiking
8 months ago

Fairly easy hike, have done it 3 times now. Usually see at least a couple dozen others on it.

8 months ago

You have to be at least half mountain goat for this hike. Defiantly not for beginners or those with poor balance.
Little to no tree coverage, check the weather.
Many ways up and down... stay left on your way down.
Bring poles for the way down.

8 months ago

Did this hike with my girlfriend on July 8 on a sunny day. Difficult hike for beginners and intermediate level but worth it. At about half of the total length of the hike, we stopped. The view was fantastic.

8 months ago

Worth the view but tough to find the best approach to the summit that was safest...easy to get turned around.

8 months ago

My first real experience with skree, so a bit stressful. Really rewarding trail but hard work.

hiking
8 months ago

Starting point is at the double power poles which are close to the road - there's an obvious trailhead to the left of them. Park along the water in front of the poles (before going down the hill to Goat Creek Parking lot). A few minutes in there's a sign for avalanche bombs. Turn and take the switchback here for the main path. There's lots of "choose your own adventure" paths to hike but they all go in the same direction. There are blue squares and inuksuks indicating the main pathway for a while. When you get to the meadow below the highest peak you can do a loop going either left or right. I went to the right through the crevice and climbed up to the peak. From here I went along the ridge to the other peak where there is a metal box with a book you can sign. It's a hard but rewarding hike. Lots of variety in terrain. Instead of going to the summit (hardest part of the hike) you can also just go to the ridge closest to Ha Ling Peak for a great view once you are at the meadow. Jump in the water at the bottom when you are done! Did it in 4 hours with time spent at the top.

8 months ago

First time climbing a mountain! The first half was quite easy. The second half when you approach the summit was quite the scramble. Some parts were really hard, I had to stop to take breaks every few minutes because it's a lot of climbing (Especially if you're out of shape like me lol). But getting to the top was an amazing feeling. There was a little book to sign our names at the top. The view is well worth the hike. Would do it again.

hiking
8 months ago

Extremely challenging, steep hike that puts you to the test.
First half of the hike is strenuous, but safe as you climb up through a wooded forest with awesome views.
The second half of the hike is just continuous rock scrambling and climbing up very, very loose rock to the peak. There are several extremely dangerous parts of the trail in the second half that you could easily slip and fall due to piles of unstable loose rock.
Coming down is a controlled slide/ balancing act in many places.
The view from the summit as well as the feeling of accomplishment are so worth it.
Take your time, take frequent rests and be careful.

hiking
9 months ago

There were six of us in our group (including two 50+ in-laws) visiting the Canmore area for vacation.

We did our own research, flipped a coin, and went with EEOR over Ha Ling. We were told that Ha Ling would have been easier but we liked the idea of looking back at Ha Ling more so than the Rundle.

The scree on Rundle is relentless. Be prepared to scramble a lot going up and sliding coming down.

Another drawback was the trailhead and trail in general. It took multiple guessing games to decide where to exactly begin. No marked trailhead that we could see. We also exited on a different trail than when we started yet thinking we were hiking the same trail down on way back until last 20-30 minutes.

The views make it all worthwhile. Nice open meadows to relax on and picnic. I suppose with better shoes and trekking poles our trek would have been more enjoyable.

9 months ago

challenging but the views were worth it. scramble up was not a problem but the descent was difficult and arduous.

9 months ago

Great challenging hike. Poles were quite helpful through the two scree sections. Great views from the top and space to chill out and enjoy the views from the summit.

hiking
9 months ago

Lots of scree and scrambling, definitely recommend trekking poles for this one

9 months ago

Very difficult! I must be getting old.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing views, about a three hour hike car to car. Tip.. stay on the ridge to the right to summit than come down the scree path, much easier and more fun!

hiking
9 months ago

This trail was awesome but definitely deserves a hard rating instead of moderate! Great views at the top!

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