Sulphur Mountain from Hot Springs

MODERATE 152 reviews
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Sulphur Mountain from Hot Springs is a 10.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
900 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

snow

Steep but short. It was fun and you have have lunch at the top!!!

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5 days ago

Great hike, not much views but nice one at the top

hiking
6 days ago

Did it on October 10th. There was some snow on switchback corners but nothing you can’t handle. It was decently strenuous but if you are determined, you will get thru.

hiking
7 days ago

This trail is a must. Either you pay $60 to take the gondola up or hoof it up. You do have the option to pay $30 for a ride down. It's about 3.5 miles up and it's a tough one. Not really for beginners but it is manageable. Ice at the top. Made it without spikes. Views at the top are INCREDIBLE! However you get up...get up there.

hiking
8 days ago

Did this in early October, micro spikes were useful at tail end

16 days ago

Lol not good one for a first timer big wowza! beautiful and worth it!

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

Very hard work getting up Sulphur Mountain but so worth it for the monumental views and sense of achievement once you reach the summit.

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hiking
1 month ago

As a fairly fit younger person this was a little to moderate effort for a pretty good reward, with great views from the top. The extra 500m boardwalk was worth it to get a different perspective too. I hiked this with my parents who are both mid 50's and not in great shape but were able to get up without too much difficulty. It wasn't as crowded on the trail as I thought it would be, which was nice, but as expected the top of the gondola viewing area was pretty busy.

1 month ago

Lol not a good one for a first timer. but the views were second to none! was also a bit crowded.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Stated ELEVATION GAIN is WRONG. Actually about 2300ft, (700m). Very easy graded trail. They don't come any easier.

Insane 360 degree views from the top of Sulphur. Plenty of tourists, but as these tram/gondola things go, fairly mellow and not overly commercialized.

Free Gondola rides down after 7pm.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

First hike guided by my wonderful daughter, we did this the day after we landed in Calgary. Felt Some switch backs are a bit hard so take time out and keep going. Every step taken will be rewarded once we get up there to Cosmic Ray Station.
A wonderful experience with awesome views.

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