Mist Mountain Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Mist Mountain Trail is a 10.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1266 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

1 month ago

Did about a month ago for first time. Up to the meadow peak was fine and had to find the path from there on as it was covered in snow. Be prepared for wind gusts causing full white out conditions from time to time and pant legs freezing from snow. Crampons were helpful. Still a great adventure!!!

4 months ago

Very hard trail. Came to the top of old glacier. I had last 300 meteres to complete. These last meters had elevation of 200 meters. Very steep scramble on small loose rocks. Could not make it. If you follow the trail on rhe original map you will end up at the same point. To climb the mountain you should not follow the trail on the map. Instead once you at elevation of 2600-2700 meters take slight right. It is still steep, but you have solid rock to climb on

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely trail, did not summit mist mountain. We only went to the ridge very beautiful and windy, next time on to the summit!

hiking
4 months ago

We took the scree way up which most people take on the way down so it added an extra hour at least. Hike was amazing. Found some cool coral fossils. Full day hike and I'd rate it as difficult. 3,140 meters at the summit about 10,300 feet. If you want to feel above the rest of the ridges and hikes in the area this is a cool one to do! Leave your dog out of this one ! Cheers

hiking
5 months ago

We only made it half way but loved it.

We were uncertain with the snow. As we could for see a lot places where you had to cross it on the second half of the hike, we decided to abandon. Still beautiful.

We saw 4 elks and a big ol fairly fresh bear paw print.


The meadow is beautiful.

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

The beginning of the hike is easy to moderate. A steady but moderate climb through forest until you reach a beautiful meadow situated between 2 mountains. Once you reach the top of the meadow to the saddle, the trail becomes rocky and much steeper. Plenty of wildlife and fossil remnants to be seen all the way to the top ! Although the last mile is difficult due to the steepness and loose rock, I would highly recommend this hike due to the magnificent views once you reach the peak. A helmet is recommended.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016