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Mount Charles Stewart South Peak Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 4,268 ft Route type Out & Back

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Failed to complete this due to very poor visibility and snowfall when getting closer to the top. Really got unlucky with weather. The creek canyon part isn't too bad. The entire main ascent is pure scree and loose rock the entire way. Definitely a grueling challenge.

Christina Legay
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

My friend and I completed this on June 25th. We ended up going fairly far off trail because we missed path up from the creek/canyon and ended up scrambling up the end of the creek/canyon, which I DO NOT recommend. This added about an extra 1.5 kms. I added photos to show where to turn on the map and where we placed a new cairn. Total time: 7 hours 19 minutes (includes breaks), total distance: 9 miles. I HIGHLY recommend gaiters - they made the scree slide back down a ton of fun (no rocks in my boots). I also recommend sticking to the left going up the final part of the scree ascent and stick to the loose scree on the right for the descent, as shown with the arrows on the AllTrails map. Overall, it’s actually a really great hike. Going up the scree was arduous to say the least, but the views at the top are some of the best I’ve seen and the scree slide was awesome!

Don Rutherford
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Hiking

The trail was mostly straightforward as shown. Early in the canyon, I thought the GPS map was taking me beside the canyon, so I climbed up for a ways, but soon realized that was not right. Follow the canyon all the way to the end, then head up to the left and follow the endless scree. Recently fallen snow made the final kilometer more challenging. With a moderate to quick pace, and few breaks, it took me 7.5 hours. Solo. I would recommend scrambling most other mountains in the Bow Valley before this one. But I love climbing a new mountain even if enduring long scree is part of the package. Nice canyon, great vistas up higher, and solitude.

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Connor Walker
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ryan dvernychuk
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Hiking

Great views of all the surrounding peaks when theres no snow blinding you!! Not a hard scramble gets a lil steep climbing out of the drainage and nearing the summit ridge. They call it stoneworks on here but the trail outined is actually mount charles stewart;)

David L.
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Hiking

Came at this from the Cougar Creek trail head. Stayed on the Montane traverse until Stoneworks creek and then turned up hill. Trail get washed out often. Canyon is narrow and dry during the summer. It is just a short stretch and then valley opens up again. You gain about 400m over the whole trip most of that on the Stoneworks creek portion going uphill to the canyon while the Montane Traverse is generally minimal rolling ups and downs. ((I suspect the major debris flow and floods of 2013 erased any trail along the creek.))

Grace H.
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Meghan Dasilva
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Filip W.
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Matt Stellick
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Graham Courtney
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Matthew Brigley
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