Mount Rundle Summit Trail

HARD 28 reviews
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Mount Rundle Summit Trail is a 13.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1860 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

A long difficult trip through the trees to the dragons back spine and on your way up to the very best views of the Banff Valley. Parks Canada provides a detailed route description in Climber's Guide to Mount Rundle. Pick one up at the Banff information center and review the tips, recommendations and gear lists. You can also refer to Alan Kane's ?Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies?

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2 months ago

Great hike, but very difficult. Made it within 1,500ft of the summit and had to turn back. I live at sea level and flew in two days prior to this hike. I would suggest hiking elsewhere if you are not acclimated to the altitude. 3,000ft elevation gain in the last mile is not for the faint of heart. This is as gnarly as it gets without helmets or ropes. This peak is easy to underestimate.

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2 months ago

Incredible views from the summit . Very difficult climb up and down. Definitely one too tick off the bucket list.

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3 months ago

An excellent hike I would be very wary of the hard rating I did not make it to the top and that's the first time I've hiked a trail that was rated hard and did not complete it.

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3 months ago

Difficult Hike if you don't have the stamina. Trail is all loose rock and the top part is very open. Don't recommend on a super hot day or a windy day gets cold fast. Going down is the difficult part, always watch where you step. The peak is worth the view 100%

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

One of the hardest hikes I have done, make sure you have right shoes what can take scramble. Take lots of water, and start early. Do not be scared with the lose rocks past the tree line, once you scramble your way up the views are breathtaking. Plan well and enjoy your hike

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3 months ago

Absolutely gruelling in the last 2km, but so, so worth it. The views from the summit were absolutely fantastic, I would suggest trekking poles for getting down after the scree.

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