Folding Mountain Hike is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowhead County, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length9.2 miElevation gain3,622 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashBackpackingHikingNature tripsBird watchingForestViewswild-flowersWildlifeSnow
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This trail will bring you to the peak of Folding Mountain. The trailhead is located next to Yellowhead Highway, across the road there is a parking lot as well as washrooms.

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Chris Iddiols
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Hiking

The views at the top and some spots on the way up were astounding. This is a pretty grueling hike though, specially in winter. Spikes and poles heavily suggested.

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Raquel Meade
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HikingGreat!MuddyScramble

I enjoyed the trail, it was mine and my husband's 1 day to hike. We did this back in June 2020 and it was raining the whole way up the 1st section. Foggy but beautiful at the same time. The scramble at the end was my favourite part, it may have been muddy but it was so much fun to slide down. We got a break and the sun was shining all the way down and the views were amazing.

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Gabriel Ducharme
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BackpackingGreat!RockySnow

Very nice hike!! 2 experienced hikers and 1 beginner 01/11/2020, a bit of snow during the hike. Good spikes are a must and poles are a very nice to have! Views are insane!! Difficult hike, but very satisfying!

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Shane Ryan
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Hiking

Where’s the promos

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Gary Neuf
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RunningGreat!

I intended to run this. Like others said the first 2km is steep AF and I was quickly humbled to a quick paced hike. There’s about 3km in the middle that’s very run-able then she starts getting pretty steep again. Chickened out part way through the scramble as I was just in runners with no poles and it was feeling really sketchy. Beautiful views and a handful of other friendly hikers on the trail but many extended periods of having the trail to ourselves.

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Lisi Monro
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Hiking

Not for the faint of heart but worth it. Bring gloves for scrambling, and poles are a must. Give yourself 6.5-7 hours if you’re on the lower end of the cardio capacity spectrum!

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Jennifer Neilson
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The scramble is hard! We didn’t go the right way up and it was dicey but glad we summited

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Glenn Ridley
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HikingGreat!

Trail was good. Weather was awesome and no wind.

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Becky McLean
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Patrick Howard
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HikingGreat!Scramble

There are three distinct sections: the first two kilometers or so are very steep and in the trees, the second it opens up a bit and flattens out to be quite easy, and the fairly easy scramble to the summit. Park at Folding Mountain Brewing and take a selfie at the top for a free beer with your dinner after the hike.

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Ihor Po
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HikingGreat!
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Leon .
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Hiking

Great hike, bit of a scramble the end but shorten your poles and you'll be fine. steep beginning and steep end, but middle is relatively flat.

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Ricky Anderson
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Trail was awesome . First 3km definitely the hardest. Very steep and non stop. After that the trail opens up and levels out for the next 3km, up and down but mainly a steady slow incline. The majority of this hike is through the trees until the top. Major scramble for the last 600m up to the top! 5 out of 5

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Ray N
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Chris Z
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Parking: in the ditch. The trail is marked by a crappy yellow sign that is literally across the highway from the rest area sign (not the rest area). Hike: Holy!! That is steeeeeeep! Had to turn back as it was too much for me at this time. Will work my way up to it :) Recommend poles. Lots of loose dirt around the corners makes it easy to slip if you’re not careful. No animals sighted. Passed some quiet hikers that scared the bejeebees out of me! lol Looking forward to completing this one at a later date!!

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Kenia Nunez-Weston
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Hiking

one of my favorite hikes hands down.360 view at the top amazing!! steep first 1/3. it snowed on the mountains as we were hiking.gloves are a must to get the top you have to go on all 4 because its super steep climb. very wind once on top. the view at the is worth it. took us 230hr to the top and 3hrs to get back down.dont forget to stop and get your beer at the brewery

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Steve and Shawna Beauchamp
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Definitely a challenging hike but beautiful trail through forests and amazing views at the top. Wear good hiking shoes and pack lots of water (we brought our dog and should have brought extra to share as there wasn’t any water anywhere). Took about 5 hrs return.

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Nicolae Barbaza
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Strenuous and long hike. Mostly through the forest. While I saw a couple of younger kids on the trail, I wouldn't recommend this one for families with young kids.

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Angela Moore
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Really tough hike. The scramble to the peak definitely took some nerves. Some made it, some did not. Views were spectacular and worth it.

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Denis Mark
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Its a long steep hike through the trees with lots of challenging scree at the top. Lots of great mountain views to be seen. Bring lots of water. This hike takes 6-7hrs to complete. There is a few easy blow downs over the trail. I saw a black bear on the trail in August so be bear aware always. Congrats to everyone who made the summit and earned themselves a promo beer at the Folding Mountain Brewery.

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dani everitt
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Tim Neirinck
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HikingGreat!

beautiful hike! the last 100m to the peak was so sketchy that we decided to turned around halfway.

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Natalie Laflamme
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HikingGreat!

Wow! Not easy, up and up and up. :) stunning views. Bring lots of water, hiking poles, gloves. Free beer at the end at Folding mountain.

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