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Eiffel Peak Trail is a 7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Field, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 4,166 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

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Lake

River

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Scramble

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Note: This hike is very difficult and only suitable for those who are comfortable with scrambling and some rock climbing. The hike starts on the Larch Valley Trail. Follow the Larch Valley Trail until you see 3 benches (1 on the left and 2 on the right). Directly in front of the bench on the left, there is a narrow trail. That's the Eiffel Peak Trail. It will lead you to a small creek that can be easily crossed. Then, head up the slope right in front of you. At the top, you'll see the trail. Head right and follow it. It will lead you to a big field. Continue to the mountain in front. Follow the cairns along the trail. It will be a bit of a scramble. You will reach two cruxes beside each other. Take the one on the right and continue up, following the cairns. The last 40 meters of elevation is the most difficult part. It's a very difficult and steep scramble, but shortly after you have passed it, you are greeted with a huge cairn welcoming you to the summit. The view is out of this world! You can see colorful layers of mountains miles away, all around you! The Ten Peaks, Babel, Panorama Ridge, Castle, Fairview, and Temple, are just some of the mountains you can see. There's a summit register under the large cairn. This summit rarely sees hikers, and this is probably the first and only ever register on this peak. Be careful on the descent.

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Adam Zak
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HikingBridge outIcyNo shadeOff trailRockyScrambleSnow

This trail was amazing, quite technical with the current conditions and snow. We witnessed probably a dozen avalanches on the surrounding mountains. Most beautiful area I’ve ever hiked in, cheers!

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Terrence Mazerolle
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BackpackingIcyOff trailRockyScrambleSnowWashed out
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Jeff Penney
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Hiking

I still am unsure how I did this.

Gustavo Yuki Miyakawa
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HikingNo shadeRockyScrambleSnow

The trail is great and the views are amazing. A few things to bear in mind if your going out there this season. There was quite a lot of accumulated snow once you get up on the ridge. It makes for very slow progress and some pretty tricky footing. Ended up calling it about 300ish meters from the top. It got sketchy pretty fast and we decided it wasn’t worth the risk. The views were jaw dropping, though.

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Lance Floreani
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Sep 23 2019
HikingRockyScrambleSnow

Challenging hike with moderate scramble for the last 500m. Outstanding views of temple and surrounding peaks. Completed In just under 7 hours with lunch break and lots of time for photos.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Sep 23 2019
Hiking

Breathtaking views abound as the larches are yellow right now. We arrived to park just before 5am and the lot was already getting close to filled up! Either come very early or plan around the park and shuttle as has been mentioned by others. We did it from 5:30 start (with headlamps obviously) and returned to the lot at 12:30 (7 hours round trip without rushing anything). Other than the last part of the scramble just before the top it's a pretty reasonable hike. Take your time on the really steep section and you'll be fine. Views are easily some of the best you can find right now.

Keith Traber
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Hiking

Completed 09/21 What a day to start the fall season. Everything about this day couldn’t have been better. Incredibly beautiful morning with blue skies and quiet trails. Yes we started early ( btw don’t even try to park at Moraine lake unless you get there before 5 am ) and took the 630 early bird park and ride bus. Costs $8 per person and it really isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. Just give yourself enough time as the last bus is at 540pm. Eiffel is an interesting mountain. Great trails with some of the most incredible scenery. Once you hit the rocks, pay attention and it’s pretty straight forward. The scrambling is moderate with nothing too difficult. Bring a helmet as rocks are easily jarred loose. Once you hit the top be prepared to be amazed. Enjoy !

Kimberley McDonough
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Hiking

Amazing views in all directions of mountain peaks and glacial blue lakes. Moderate scrambling for top 1/3 of hike. Worth every step.

Aya M
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Sep 02 2019
HikingScramble

Great scrambling ever! One of my fav scrambling!!

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Jen Stanfel
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HikingOff trail
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Chad Harding
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HikingScramble

Completed this on August 15. Amazing hike, one of my favorites so far. Be sure to get to the Moraine lake parking lot early. We were there at 5:15 am and got one of the last 5 parking spots. Amazing trek up to the valley of the ten peaks. It took us about 2 hours to get to the base of Eiffel peak. We stopped a lot for the views. Make sure to veer left, off the main path at one spot in the trail. If you haven’t crossed a creek by hour 1.5, you probably missed it. The hike up the mountain wasn’t terrible, but a lot of scrambling. There are cairns d everywhere. Just keep looking for the next one, along your path. We ended up going a different way, multiple times. Epic views at the top! Especially of temple! Bring your poles for the way down. The scrambling to get up is much more treacherous coming down. A lot of it is small rocks, covering big slate rocks. So, if you slip... you could be sliding. And if you’re sliding, the steep decline could cause significant injury. 2 hours to base 2 hours to peak .5 hours for summit pint 1.5 hours back to base 1.25 hours to parking lot Enjoy!

Andy Buchholtz
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HikingScramble

Awesome fun scramble. Nothing too technical. You feel you get a good workout and super rewarding views on top. Conditions are perfect right now. I suggest going left to the snow patch for the last ramp.

Whitney Mayer
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HikingRockyScramble

Such a rewarding summit with incredible views. Took us the full seven hours due to some tricky sections up top (main trail appears to be covered in unstable snow but plenty of other options) descent was tricky for me but I am always a slow downhill hiker. highly recommend

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