Mist Mountain Springs Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.0 miElevation gain1,820 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashBackpackingHikingBird watchingForestHot springsRiverViewsWildlifeRockyScrambleSnow
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This trail heads up toward Mist Mountain with the option to take a rest at the Hot spring or make your way east to Eagle Ridge.

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Ryan Wilkes
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Trail is in good condition. Snow was pretty hard packed today. Trail to the hotsprings looked sketchy so we didn't try to make it. Lots of questionable snow drifts over the trail that traverses to the hot springs.

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None Yaor
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The summit hike is fantastic. 5 star. Did this hike a few times years ago. Since covid the Instagram crowd found the springs and now its awful. Garbage everywhere, 30-40 people, waiting for selfies. Don't bother. Go farther, as there's other springs in BC...

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Ben Shewchuk
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Marilyn Kehl
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With snow, you can’t find the trailhead marker, but thankfully the snow is packed down enough to follow others tracks. With snow, crampons are a must. Within the tree line, the trail is easy and warm, upon the clearing to the ridge, it becomes increasingly windy. Cut left to head to the hot springs. Was only one other group behind us upon arriving. With snow, the difficulty increases. I would definitely do it again!

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TAECHON KIM
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I went there today There was footprints until the top but there was no footprints and pathway until hot spring If you want to go in winter, you have to prepare perfectly. So slippery and deep snow and crazy windy. but if you go there you can meet the heaven

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Kevin Cui
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Zack Zeiler
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Dave Ponka
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Ryan Boyd
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Hunter Schick
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Tina Bartel Nickel
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First km is a bit of a grind but very doable. Didn’t do the summit just the fun part. Started at 7, up by 830 and watched the sunrise over the peaks. VERY windy so grateful for my wind proof layer. The dogs loved it.

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Melody F
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Awesome! No snow. Get there early to avoid line ups at the hot spring. The first hour is a grind but that’s about it!

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Brandee Dramalis
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Arcel Haile
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Me and a friend are both beginners summited yesterday. We took the left scrambling trail than taking the right trail which is more of a rock climbing as the earlier hikers spotted 2 cubs and a mama bear on the right trail. From the mini-hotspring we started at around 3pm and reached the summit around 545pm. The scrambling down was fun opposite to going up. It was dark when we reached back at the meadows. Luckily there was super nice group of hikers that was at the mini-hotspring and we stick with them on our way back into the woods/forest to the parking lot. In times like this a flashlight is a must. Other than that it was a great hike to the summit, amazing views especially if you waited for the sunset.

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Jeanne Pamarang
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amy clavin
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Lindsay Hunt
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What a day, conditions were absolutely idea for hiking and seeing the mountains at their best. The only thing one could find fault with is the slight smoke haze from the fires is back. This hike is a real grind, but the views and vantage points make it all worthwhile. We did as others said in the reviews by taking the alternate route which was easier than battling the excessive scree on the other 2 routes to the summit. Having said that, it was still a labouring exercise, but one we had expected. The views from the summit were absolutely incredible with Pocaterra Ridge, Mt Lipsett, Mt Storm, Mt Rae etc in our sights. If you don’t like scree, rock, or excessive elevation gain, this is not the hike for you. However, the boot surfing through the scree on the way down was fun and quick. We had hoped to hit the hot spring on the way down to soak our tired and aching muscles, however from the junction we counted 13 people at the pool waiting for a dip so we decided to push on and catch the pool on the next hike. Returning back to the saddle and descending through the meadows and forest was just what the doctor ordered! All in all a fabulous day with breathtaking views. We are sure lucky to have this in our backyards! Another hike that we will be back.

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Fanny Dejonckheere
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Elsa Ross
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Nikita M
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Snow, blizzard. Come prepared, no reports for snow- nice and sunny upon arrival. Had to descend storm came through.

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liv wilson
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This hike was awesome but super windy at some points along the way. Getting out of the water was freezing but it was so beautiful and an amazing experience. The hike has some steady incline so beware!

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stuart carver
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7am start from the trailhead to avoid the crowds but there were already 3 groups ahead of us. Got to the col in just under an hour and the took the left fork for the summit trail - everyone else took the right for the hot springs. Would HIGHLY recommend the alternate route which means headng uphill sooner towards the mist mountain outlier. It will not seem it as you ascend but you will see why when you descend on the normal route. Col to the peak took 2 hours and it is a grind - but similar to other peaks in the area - Storm,Rae etc. Mist mountain lived up to its name today as the last 20 meters of elevation was shrouded in cloud - but views before and after summitting were great. The scree run down on the official trail is supetb- as good if not better than Yamnuska. the elevation gained in two hours up was lost in 10 minutes! On the way down we saw maybe 100 people coming up and maybe 30 huddled around the hot springs. I am glad I did my open air hot tub dip a few years ago before everyone found out about it. I wouldn't bother now. Total round trip car to car was 4 hrs 55 mins at what I would describe as a steady pace.

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Rob Irving
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