Mist Mountain Trail

HARD 16 reviews

Mist Mountain Trail is a 9.8 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
9.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,265 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

26 minutes ago

Amazing indeed! Lucky to have the hot springs to all for ourselves and soak after the hike!

hiking
1 day ago

SO worth it, but long and deceptive! Starts out as an easy forest walk to the grassy saddle, turns into a moderately scrambley hike to the springs and/or up the rocky stream bed, then becomes real hard hell to summit. Start early so you have time to soak in the springs on the way down. Don't take the scree/3rd/furthest/west-most/stream bed path all the way up, it's steeper than Sarrail, looser than Yam and will add an unpleasant hour, instead take first/alternate/outlier/ridge traverse path up.

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked to the top on Sunday, had some fresh snow to slide down on!

hiking
1 month ago

Went just to see the small hot springs on the side of the mountain. The trailhead was a bit hard to find, we used the directions from guidebook which helped a lot! The hot springs were a great temperature at sunset. Would be an amazing sunrise hike if you are camping in the area!

hiking
5 months ago

Loved this hike! We didn't summit and opted to visit the tiny hot springs instead. Will definitely be returning.

8 months 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!!!

11 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
11 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
11 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
Sunday, June 18, 2017

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.

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