Mount Temple

HARD 3 reviews
#44 of 88 trails in

Mount Temple is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 9, 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
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

1 month ago

One of the best hike so far .. start early to be on summit by 2 to 3 pm. Follow defined path of alpine signs. Amazing view from top, worth to spend energy and effort!

hiking
1 month ago

One of the harder scrambles, but the views are worth it. High traffic in the summer, so expect bottlenecks and be sure to bring a helmet as there can be some episodes of rockfall with so many boots on the scree. We always hike in late August, and there will still be snow coronices even this late in the season. Dress in layers, especially if you plan on spending a bit more time at the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail will beat up on seasoned hikers. Starts with the Sentinel Pass trail, which is basically 2500 feet worth of switchbacks, then throws you straight up the mountain onto scree, a couple short climbing cruxes, and a challenging finish with several false summits. Coming from the northeast U.S. at about 700 feet elevation, the steep, strenuous hiking at 9k and 10k feet on this trail pretty much knocked me out. We had to turn back about an hour from the summit (with the summit in view!) because of an approaching storm. Will complete this summer!