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Ha Ling Trail to Ha Ling Peak is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 2,506 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble Snow
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Getting There

Note: you may encounter bears on this trail. Whistles and pepper-spray are recommended. The Ha Ling Peak towers over the town of Canmore. It's a striking mountain, and a great hike. Drive west on 742 from Canmore, and the parking area will be on the right. The trail is often very busy, especially on warm weekend days. If you arrive early, there shouldn't be that many people on the trail. Keep in mind that during the winter, the road leading to the trailhead may be closed. The hike is fairly difficult as you zig-zag up to the peak. The trail is maintained until the saddle 0.4 km from the summit. From here, the trail is unmaintained, and can be quite rocky. In winter conditions, this trail is a difficult mountaineering trip and should be attempted only by experienced hikers. There is an avalanche hazard here.

Park phone number: 403-678-2400

Drive west on 742 out of Canmore, and the parking area will be on your right. The road leading to the trailhead is gravel, and closes in the winter.

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scott payne
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Stephen Moore
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Gary Grandmond
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Hard rating should be taken with a grain of salt... first solo hike ever and it was not that bad, just a lot of endurance as its uphill 90% of the time, with 3 wooden staircases scramble at the top as well, wasn’t too bad for a first time

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Chantal Larouche
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Difficile ascension pour moi, beaucoup d’escalier et une descente qui demande des genoux , privilège de la vue tout en haut du pic . Je recommande de grimper tout en haut

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Vida Astudillo
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Nice trail....

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Bailey Wagner
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Samantha JJ
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HikingGreat!

Very well maintained trail, with stair-like structure above the tree line. Did not complete the hike past the sign that says "trail not maintained, not recommended" because it was cold and windy and the descent down looked very hard. The 7 km unpaved gravel road up to the parking lot is hard on vehicles. Took 3.5 hours not going very quickly.

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Shelby Malcolm
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Good hike . Challenging hike at the end . Poles recommend . Very cold at the top so wear layers !

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Madhav Jani
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Carter Dyck
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Kaitlyn Sherwood
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HikingGreat!Scramble

Probably one of my favorite trails. It’s rated as a difficult hike but I would say moderate to difficult. Pretty steady incline the whole way up, lots of stairs and some scramble towards the summit, but it’s easy to see where you’re going. We went when there was a fair bit of smoke so we couldn’t see anything really, but overall a really great hike! I would also recommend definitely bundling up at the top. We froze and we had lots of layers.

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Erica Veresh
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Fantastic sunrise hike! I found the majority of the hike quite difficult as I don’t hike often, but we made it to the top! Totally worth it.

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Patricia Castillo
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Great Workout

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Patricia Castillo
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Geoff Dyment
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smokey but nice, under 2 hrs round trip

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Michael C
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Amy Lee
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Mostly switchbacks until the last 100 or so meters, then a scramble to the top. Nice views! 1 hour 15 mins up, 45 mins down.

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Cody Wilson
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Nico nic
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Chantal Larouche
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Bonne montée cardio, beau sentier qui demande une bonne forme et des bons genoux à la descente, très bien entretenu avec des escaliers en roche et structure imposante de bois. La dernière étape rocheuse, le pic est essentiel pour la vue, très venteux en haut .

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Mariane Barredo
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Jen Crotts
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Well maintained trail. Quite steep and strenuous for the majority of the hike and I would recommend trail shoes or boots. Unfortunately it was too smoky today to have much of a view.

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Tashi Dolka
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took me 3h alone to the peak ( around 40 min from saddle to peak as I was drained already) and stayed for just 10 minutes, not only windy and smoky but also not a goodvterrian for sightseeing. still amazing tho. ( I hope I can get up tmr as this is my first mini scrambling since 2015 nepal

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Joshua Caputo
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Nice!

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Andrea Stan
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Went for sunrise at the crack of dawn. Beautiful but don’t chug a red bull on an empty stomach before doing it because u will puke

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Brandi Rose
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Very uphill but worth it once you make it to the peak!

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Hunter Schick
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