Indefatigable Trail

HARD 18 reviews

Indefatigable Trail is a 9.2 kilometer loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
9.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1172 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

walking

hiking
10 days ago

Still one of my favourite views of all time. Difficult but rewarding.

hiking
29 days ago

Me and a friend hiked this trail yesterday. We climbed up the weather station down to south summit. We were told that we took the bad ass route to the top, but only because we had no idea what we were doing. It was our first time scrambling. It wasn't too bad; just needed to be really smart and careful.

About an hour from the trail head slash warning sign, the awesome views of the 2 Kananaskis lakes will be visible. It's even better from the south summit, where the Hidden Lake can also be seen.

No bear sighting whatsoever. There were like 20 other people whom we encountered during our hike, including two rad guys who brought their mountain bikes with them to the top, then cycled down the steep trail (CRAZY).

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Awesome hike. Did the complete traverse in a clockwise direction. Make noise, bring bear spray, go in a group but don't play your music. No one wants to hear your crappy music. Go for a dip in the pond, it's refreshing!

1 month ago

Any one see any bears on this trail this year plan on doing it Thursday

hiking
1 month ago

Scenic views make it worth to hike

hiking
1 month ago

The views are phenomenal, this mountain truly outdoes so many others just on this basis alone. One of my favourites to date just due to its uniqueness.

Did the South summit out and back on June 24, 2017. If doing the whole loop, this would have been the clockwise direction. Wasn't interested in doing the whole traverse as from what most people were saying on the mountain, the scrambling is tougher and the ridge is narrower, something I have less experience with. If you are planning on doing the whole loop, it seemed most people that had done it that day went in a counterclockwise direction.

Lucked out with conditions but as a good portion is exposed, it wouldn't be as much fun on a windy day - especially for the ridge walk. Some good scrambling. My friend's dog was able to summit but he climbs weekly. Many people kept their dogs below the ridge-line (for anyone planning on bringing). And as everyone says, go in a group, make noise/play music, pack spray. Bears love this mountain and if you look at the way it's shaped and its meadows and water availability, you can see why!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

WARNING: this trail was decommissioned in 2005 to turn the area into a grizzly bear sanctuary. The parks advise that you don't use it, or if you do, to bring bear spray and be bear aware. The trail starts with this warning sign basically blocking the trail head.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Competed mid April encountered quite a bit of snow towards the summit, will definitely do again once the snow melts though! Awesome views of the upper and low lake. Trail head very easy to find, and we encountered a friendly not so friendly mountain goat :)

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

In and out of the tree line but beautiful views the whole way up. Sleeper as you get out of the trees before a shorter scramble to the summit. Be sure to walk along the ridge. Great day out. Definitely my favourite hike so far

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It's a decommissioned trail because of grizzly habitat but very hard but worth it

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Amazing, very hard for beginners, but totally worth it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Shorter hike with a lot of quick elevation gain. The trail is decommissioned do to Bear activity.
The summit is amazing with lakes below and a great view of the mountain range.
The scramble at the top is difficult at points, with not much to slow down a fall.
Would definitely do again.

hiking
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Beautiful views for the majority of the hike