Lady Macdonald Teahouse Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately 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 March until October.
I conquered this mountain in October. the first 20 minute to half hour was a steep walk. We found some cool rock dens, and had a few great scrambles along the way. The view at the top was beautiful and well worth the trek to the top!
I hiked this the day after a snowfall, so I was glad I brought crampons and poles with me. I don't think I would've made it to the helipad without them. Even though the trail was snowed over, it was still pretty easy to follow. It was freezing cold and windy at the top!
Did the full thing last summer. Went there today. I used summer hiking shoes so did not make it all the way to the top but was like 50m away from the top. So yea bring proper shoes at this time of the year cause I was pretty much crawling the last half hour just to get some grip.
Just came back from Lady McDonald Ridge today Oct 22, 2016. Parking was closed for construction so we parked in the next street. Started hike at 6 a.m. There was little snow after helipad but no need to have traction device or crampoin. It was windy at the top. In the way back, saw a couple heading to the ridge for "Love Celebration"
Very moderate trail but wouldnt call it hard.
This is an easy hike all the way to the helicopter pad past that is where it gets interesting. One you get to the ridge it's like a knife edge very narrow not for beginners. But before that is a lot of fun and super easy!
It's like a stair master that never ends. Great hike, difficult but worth it.
amazing but hard. Always check the weather forecast ahead of time NEVER go in the rain
Hard. For me anyways. This was one of the first hikes I completed of the season, and the unrelenting incline really punished my calves. Additionally, we happened to pick a 30 degree day with no a hint of wind; the first portion of the trail was in the trees and it was like hiking in an oven. Gradually, the view opened up and as it did the trail turned into more of a light scramble. The view from the tea-house was enjoyable enough, however the ridge was calling to me. I'd watched some exhilarating videos of the ridge walk on YouTube, and couldn't settle with the tea house landing. Onwards we climbed, this time on loose shale until we reached the summit. The ridge was every bit as exciting as on video, and remains my favourite. I strongly recommend this hike; so long as you can live with the jelly legs that follow its completion.