Mount Lady Macdonald Trail

HARD 19 reviews
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Mount Lady Macdonald Trail is a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting 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
9.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1293 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike first weekend of January and had a total blast! The first hour or so of hiking is a calf burner just a heads up! It’s the scramble to the top and the ridge walk that make the hike worth it. If you are thinking of doing this hike in winter I highly recommend a walking stick or something along those lines. Snow builds off the ridge and breaks off, I learned first hand and had a very close call. I wish I had a stick to poke and see what was safe to walk on. And be sure if you make it to the true summit to write your name in the little capsule at the peak!

hiking
5 months ago

Did it on 18th November only to the heliport. The strong wind, bunch of snow and ice made climbing the peak inaccessible and dangerous. But the hike was really good, views spectacular, with wind and cold on the heliport.

hiking
6 months ago

A great but very challenging hike. The elevation gain is quite high with a steep trail.

hiking
7 months ago

this trail is really steep the whole way up... don't let the length fool you.. once you hit the helicopter landing you have about 800 meters to the top

hiking
7 months ago

Best challenge I've had in a long time!

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice but very difficult trail! Nicest views are on the way back from the helipad. Hard scramble to the top from the helipad.

hiking
8 months ago

Fantastic hike. Reaching the summit made this a 5 start hike. The first couple miles are very standard, nothing jumps out at you. The closer you get to the summit, the better it gets. Definitely a strenuous hike and I don't recommend reaching the summit unless you are an experienced hiker. Views on the top of Mt Lady Mac are spectacular.

Do not hike up the left side of the final ascent to reach the summit. I made that mistake and made it a lot tougher than it should have been. Right side/lighter colored rocks is a lot easier.

hiking
8 months ago

The best hike and scrambling I ever had. The ridge walking is a blast.

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