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Sunset Pass Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 12 , Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,837 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

hiking
flooded
muddy
snow
9 days ago

Trail is mostly dry to Norman campground. Meadow is wet and muddy but very passable. Final ascent up to the pass is snowbound but passable with a bit of route finding. Unsure about trail to pinto beyond pass.

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

Lots of snow from km 3 upward. Will be back in the summer to finish!

hiking
7 months ago

The first 3 miles of the trail include lots of hard switchbacks but the rest of the trail is fairly flat through the valley. We only saw one other party when hiking so make sure to bring bear spray and make noise. The seclusion of the trail was nice after hiking around lake Louise. View from the summit is spectacular

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

The walk through the meadows was marvelous and the view of Pinto was worth it! You do have to cross a stream that was deep enough that you couldn’t just walk through. My husband was able to make the leap. I took off my shoes and socks.

hiking
Mon Jul 01 2019

One of the most beautiful trails I’ve ever been on!

backpacking
Fri Aug 24 2018

This is my second time doing this hike and it is a favourite!! This hike has a little bit of everything - waterfalls, meadows, and an amazing view at the top. The climb to the meadows is steep switchbacks for just over 4 km the meadow is almost another 4 km. The app (if you follow the map) doesn’t take you all the way up to the viewpoint of Pinto lake so expect some more climbing if you want the amazing views. The hike to the viewpoint and back is more than 16km. But it is so worth it. Was going to hike down to Pinto lake but this was mine and my daughters first backpacking trip ever and she was just a little too tired by the time we hit the viewpoint to add another 5.5km down to the lake. So, next time for sure!!

Tue Aug 21 2018

there was lots of groups going up and down children and seniors. think twice if you have bad knees as the decent is steep. stay on trail during the switch backs as our son was doing the cut across but the trail drifts left. Thank the Lord he found the path. Was a piece of hidden beauty at the top. So glad we stay in shape. Parking is great for cars and 1 to 2 truck with campers. Camp ground and a hostel south by 8km.

backpacking
Sun Jul 08 2018

The trail was very broke in and well used, the views were amazing. Once you reach Pinto Lake lookout it is very rewarding. There is all types of wildflowers in full bloom. We also found Cougar tracks on the trail in the valley. I will probably hike this trail again in the future.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Tue Oct 30 2018

hiking
Tue Aug 14 2018