Morro Peak

HARD 20 reviews
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Morro Peak is a 5.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snaring, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
628 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

scramble

Starting point is at the Overlander trail right beside the bridge. View is worth it at the top.

17 days ago

A great surprise for an afternoon hike. Fantastic views of the Athabasca valley. Up and back in just over four hours with lots of time for pictures.

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23 days ago

Very rewarding for such a short hike. Close to the overflow campground.

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1 month ago

Nice little hike, very well marked.

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2 months ago

Completed 2018July16
Trailhead: park at the 6th bridge (not at overlander trail head!) and go up the small scramble of rock and to your LEFT. Follow this trail through the trees and it intersects with Overlander (#10). Go straight. Do not turn. The small sign is nailed to a pine. Now, if you manage to get lost somehow (it happens) remember that if you’ve come across the HUGE memorial rock at the top from the parking lot, go LEFT on that trail and it’ll intersect with the Morro Peak trailhead!!! Turn RIGHT on to Morro Peak trailhead.

The trail itself has a lot of loose rock about 2/3 of the way up. I’d recommend hiking poles for the both the ascent and decent.
The trail is marked with orange flagging tape as you ascend out of the first 1km or so and sometimes you have to really look for it!
There is a fair bit of scrambling involved, which surprised me, and it was well worth the view at the top.

*The registry is tucked into a plastic cereal-storage type container just below the cross. It could use a new one, as the lid is broken and the inside may get wet.*

Coming back down, you can easily get misguided, as we did, but we managed to find our way back onto the trail :)
Ascent: 1hr 23min
Descent: 2hrs (we took our time)
Elev gain: 635m
Trail: 2.7km
Worth it for sure!!!!

A rewarding and challenging hike! It took us an hour and forty-five minutes to get to the top and an hour and twenty minutes to get down. We had to be careful coming down.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful and challenging short little trail, but definitely longer than 3 miles round trip, closer to 5 I believe after tracking it on my phone

3 months ago

Amazing view, a few loose rocks on the trail so be careful coming down. The trail is the smaller path on the left and then once you reach a fork in the road take the right trail and then you’ll see a wooden sign with “Morro Peak” on it then just keep following that trail and you’ll make it.

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4 months ago

Hiked up on April 25 conditions are interesting to say the least. Snow and ice throughout trail would wait another month before doing it to make sure the snow is gone. Have done the hike during October and it was amazing. Worth it for the views

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9 months ago

One of my favourites! Very well marked. We went in November...we didn’t have spikes on our Hikers, but I don’t think it would be a bad idea! The view is beautiful from all every direction!

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