Mount Baldy Trail

HARD 29 reviews

Mount Baldy Trail is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1010 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely agree with the other reviewer... this hike has its sketchy but I'd do it again for sure. I did the loop clockwise. Found some bear spray.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Did the north peak and transitioned to the south peak and then down for a loop (clockwise hike). It's also possible to do the "up and back" trek to the west peak. The connection from the north to south peak is SUPER sketchy with steep slopes, sharp and loose rocks. If you want to try it... you might first hike to a complete drop-off of like 20 feet and it looks impassable. But there is a trail around the north side of the ledge a little bit farther back. This is the unsettling part but after that the hike becomes more reasonable to the south peak. Hiking over top of the south peak will lead you to the way down a slope which is mostly loose scree etc and fairly challenging. This takes you right back to the parking. To start the hike, there is a small gravel parking space at the trail head. From the parking you can see 2 trailheads. For the north peak take the left one (you can also just turn left shortly after entering the right trailhead. It's all uphill. There is an option to hike up and over the fake summit when you reach the rock bench (someone made). At the peak there is a black tube where you can sign a loose piece of paper (bring one). Be careful the tube is attached with a frayed cable and cut my hand a bit.

2 months ago

Beautiful views! Great for a short outing, very rewarding.

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3 months ago

Did to the fake summit (just above the couch and coffee table) July 8- looks like someone has come after some of the reviews as there were orange markers behind the back side of the first cliff that led you through the scree.

It was definitely harder coming down than up- but we are fairly average hikers and just getting our toes wet in the scree scene. The views are beautiful and the trail is away from the hustle and bustle of Banff/canmore - would recommend

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Lots of scrambling! If your a big lover of scrambles this hike is for you. It is a loop hike, but most people go in and out. There is some places where having a climbing background comes in handy. :)!

3 months ago

Harder than I expected it to be, a few spots you need to scramble and trail is not well marked.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice views, but there were more bugs on this trail than any other hike we have done in Alberta.

4 months ago

Did the loop north to south today, some parts were very scary, my girlfriend has fear of heights and just froze on a few exposed climbing parts.
After the north peak if you keep going to the south peak you'll hit a cliff, this is rock climbing don't try without gear, to descend safely go left on the ridge, you'll see a steep scramble with a path in the bottom leading back into the ridge around the scary rock.
On the way down after the south peak it's all scree not the best scree, but easier than north.

insane

4 months ago