Paradise Valley to Fairview Mountain Trail

HARD 32 reviews
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Paradise Valley to Fairview Mountain Trail is a 9.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,012 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

9 days ago

Trail is dry and in good condition. Very nice view at top. It took us 5.5 hours to finish it. Just watch your steps close to mountain top, nothing difficult for the rest of the hike.

17 days ago

It was super cloudy when I summited it’s not hard and there was no people ( probably due to weather - it has rained in the area a lot )
it was wonderful
Do it if your in the area

hiking
19 days ago

It was a great hike!

Bear spray is recommended. Minimum group of 4 requirement was not in effect.

There was a small trickle of rain through the forest area, once in the rocky area past the trees there was some snow/hail that did not accumulate. It was windy as well so recommend a jacket and some layering.

The top seemed foggy on the way up;however, it does clear up from time to time so the hike was still worth it.

Shoes with good traction is highly recommended and hiking poles are a plus.

26 days ago

Takes some effort up. But well worth it. 360 degrees of awesome views.

hiking
26 days ago

Loved it. Panicked the wife in parts but overall extremely rewarding.

hiking
27 days ago

Wonderfull view at the top! My first trail around Lake Louise but definitely a great choice!

1 month ago

What a spectacular view from the top. It’s longer than 9.2 though. It’s more like 10.7 km round trip. This makes a difference when you think you have only 1 km of steep switchbacks to the top, and it turns out to be 2 km of switchbacks.

1 month ago

If you are looking for a challenging hike with amazing views, this one is it. I hiked this on Thursday and the trail was pretty snow covered right before you get to the summit. I strongly suggest bringing gaiters or you will most likely end up with a decent amount of snow in your boots.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most gorgeous hikes in this area, along with Lake Agnes - Tea House Hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely worth it, one of the best around. A bit of a butt kicker by the end, but worth it. Nice view of both side of the mountain. We also included fairview lookout, but you could probably skip that.

hiking
3 months ago

Stunning, gorgeous path that takes you to the mountaintop along Lake Louis. Still reminiscing about this hike back in August, 2016. Takes several hours to complete and shouldn’t be a problem if you’re in shape!

hiking
9 months ago

This is a good workout with a wonderful reward at the end. We did this yesterday and even it was cloudy and drizzling we were still entertained with golden larches and amazing views all the way up. Not technical at all. If you're fit, you should be able to do this.

10 months ago

My favourite hike! Absolutely stunning!!!!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful view from the top of Fairview Mountain. Loved this trail.

hiking
11 months ago

I brought my son up this summit for his first birthday. The view is amazing compare to the effort. Scrambling is optional, I took trail the whole way up.

11 months ago

Absolutely stunning views, its worth every ounce of sweat.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Trail is mainly clear and dry with small Avalanche debris sections. Greats views all around. Took us about 5 hours round trip with lots of breaks.

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