Sunset Pass Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Sunset Pass Trail is a 16.1 kilometer 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
16.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
865 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

backpacking
7 months ago

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!!

7 months ago

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
9 months ago

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
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017