Mary Barclay Summit is a 7.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
889 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

off trail

This route will require a waist deep+ river crossing followed by about 500m of bushwhacking through the forest before hitting the base of the ascent. Most of the route is an advanced hike to easy scramble. The last 150m or so requires some moderate to difficult scrambling with exposure. The trail is also faint and is lost at times.

hiking
3 months ago

We decided to take the short route to get to the Mary Barclay summit. This moderate scramble route required a waist deep river crossing and some bushwhacking for the first 1km of so. We were the only people that we saw the entire day. The trail is not very well cut and seems to disappear at times. The last 150m or so ranges from moderate to difficult scrambling with some pretty good exposure at times. The trail is a difficult hike to easy scramble otherwise.

hiking
3 months ago