Mount Temple is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

Distance: 9.1 miles Elevation Gain: 5,518 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

Hiking / Trekking poles and spikes are highly recommended. Wear sturdy shoes with grip.

rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Challenging hike, one of the best you can do in Canadian Rockies. Definitely recommended!

hiking
bugs
icy
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
6 months ago

An interesting challenge in September 2019, great tour of beautiful landscapes and an impressive view, is a mountain that demands physically and mentally, with its more than 3000 meters it is a beauty without a doubt, the route is a bit complicated but not impossible, a top more !!!

hiking
scramble
snow
8 months ago

The mountain is in good condition, from roughly 3200m onward you will encounter snow. The trail is beaten so you won’t post hole while getting closer to the summit. We had crampons which made things simple, but the majority of people were rocking micro-spikes. Let’s just say they looked like they were on struggle street. If you’re using microspikes on the last few hundred metres it’ll be a lot easier if you’re ascending the snow section before 1030 due to the stability of the snow.

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rocky
scramble
snow
8 months ago

Amazing view from the top! Very windy and cold on the ridge and the top. Totally worth the effort. I did the hike September 21, there was lots of snow all along the last third, worth having micro spikes or crampons, poles are much helpful as well! The crux is a bit hard, especially on the way down, scrambling experience and having hiking partners is helpful! Loved the larch valley too!

hiking
8 months ago

Kimberly, I'd love to do it the 23rd. I dont have IG. Text or Facebook?

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rocky
scramble
snow
8 months ago

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scramble
8 months ago

hiking
scramble
8 months ago

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rocky
scramble
8 months ago

THE MOST EPIC VIEW EVER! The trail is surprisingly easy! I mean, it's not as hard as the reviews said. Quote from my 11-year old daughter on the summit, "I'm surprised the trail is not as hard as the reviews said. It's actually pretty easy." Basically, as long as the trail is free of snow as what we had on Sept 7, you should be good! The most challenging parts are getting up super early and getting a car park. If you nailed those 2, you'll nail this hike. To see tons of pictures and a review from an 11-year old's perspective, go to : http://cynkoes.wixsite.com/kc-hiking-scrambling/mount-temple

hiking
8 months ago

Early start to beat the crowds. Foggy and sleeting on the way up to Sentinel pass. Ran into snow almost immediately upon heading up Temple. 3-6” inches for most of the way. Last 500m we ran into snow around 1’ deep and 2’ in spots. Clouds broke up though out the day and we had some pretty amazing views. Only ran into one other party coming up behind us higher up. Ran into more lower but most were turning around at the first band. Forgot to turn on the record for the first bit so took us closer to 10hrs with the snow.

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

completed in 12 hours total with many breaks and heavy bags, 3 attempts before summiting mostly due to weather. amazing experience!

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

I connected a few trails to make a solid day hike out of it. In this order: Lake Louise, Lake Agnes, Big Beehive, Devils Thumb, Highline, Plain of Six Glaciers and ending with Lake Louise. It was a very satisfying day of hiking. Total was a little over 15 miles and took me between 8-9 hours with several stops along the way and many photos taken. It was an all around scenic hike! Devils thumb was my first time scrambling and it really wasn’t that bad!

hiking
scramble
snow
8 months ago

Top 5 Hikes of all time for me. 5 hours to summit with breaks, 8 hours total. The crux scramble is the only part where it is worth having a partner. Highly recommended!

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