Mount St. Piran

HARD 17 reviews
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Mount St. Piran is a 12.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
918 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

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11 days ago

For those of you wondering what the conditions are in the lake Louis area right now, we had absolutely no problems with this trail until we reach the last half mile. From there on we couldn’t figure out how to get around the snow. If you have shoe spikes or love a good rock scramble then it’s still 100% doable as we could see the cairn on the top of the mountain and were so frustrated we couldn’t get to it. Spent a good two hours trying though. Giving this trail a 5 because except for the snow it was a very gentle incline for the most part and a very enjoyable 4 miles up with great scenery. Highly recommend stopping by the Agnes lake tea house on your way.

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14 days ago

Good hike, travel is straightforward with no technicalities, just some loose-ish talus near the top. There were big snow patches that covered most of the sides of the switchbacks, so I ended up going straight up for a fair bit. Theres also an a considerable amount of old avalanche debris covering the trail close to the turnoff from the little beehive, which may take longer to melt out than the snow higher up.

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14 days ago

Beautiful hike. Still some snow pack once you head up off the little beehiive trail. Clears a bit for a while but then once you hit the switchbacks some of them were still covered in some knee deep snow. Had to turn back around 7900' because we didn't want to veer off the trail. If you headed straight up the gut we could have reached the summit. Few more weeks and everything should be melted.

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2 months ago

It's a great hike but not the best around. Try to include all little extra, like little behive. We did The little and big beehive, Lake agnes, highline trail and came back via plain of six glaciers. Big day, filled with amazing views.

If you have to choose between St Piran or fairview, go for fairview. But if you are able to do all I said in a day, then go for the big tour.

9 months ago

Really great trail all the way to the top. Amazing 360 views from the peak - definitely one of the best I've experienced! Plus you can stop off at the tea house half way for a break

9 months ago

Excellent climb with amazing views. Great trail all the way up.

hiking
9 months ago

Great day! We took the backside down through Goat Pass and into the back of Lake Agnes on the way back. To do that, continue over the summit and along the ridge to the saddle, then it's a bunch of scree on the way down. The trail goes away, so you have to pick your path, but it's pretty obvious which way to go. A bit of a pain, but the views on this side are definitely worthwhile. Watch out for wildlife in the bushes.

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10 months ago

Great hike, challenging but worthwhile!

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10 months ago

Great hike! Pretty challenging but totally worth it! Lots of nice things to see along the way and an amazing view at the top! We had the summit all to ourselves so it was a really neat experience!

11 months ago

Magnifique montée, superbes vues sur le Lac Louise et les montagnes.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015