Tower of Babel Route

MODERATE 22 reviews
#61 of 136 trails in

Tower of Babel Route is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 9, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
2.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
518 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

rocky

scramble

no dogs

one wonderfully rewarding scramble

hiking
11 days ago

Great scramble upwards and sliding down

17 days ago

Quick scramble. Would suggest doing it in the later morning as there isn’t much light on the lake in the morning from above.

27 days ago

Nice quick scramble to see Moraine Lake from above. Be cautious if it’s calling for rain as some sections require rock holding and may be slippery

hiking
1 month ago

Arrive super early due to the mass of crowds, 80% of which are just there to see Morraine Lake. A short and easy scramble ( bring helmet )but by far the best view of the valley and lake you’ll ever get. A bonus is that you also get a great view of consolation lakes as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing view, but much more of a scramble then a hike. Luckily it was really quiet and so there weren’t a lot of falling rocks from other people when we went up and back down

hiking
2 months ago

I did this today and very quiet. The hike started from Consolation Lake trail head. You just have to branch up to the trail which you can see clearly from Consolation Lake trail. It will take you to loose rocks and screes and steep. However nothing is technical. Overall, it was a good and short hike for us.

2 months ago

Steep scramble up and the scree skiing down is a lot of fun! Windy at the top.

rock climbing
2 months ago

This is not a hike. Almost the entire thing is a scramble up loose rocks (which is like swimming in a pile of rocky quicksand up the mountain). After the rock pile, you have to climb up a gulch that is very slick and requires all four limbs. It was very fun, but definitely dangerous. Do not do this climb if it is calling for rain!! Gorgeous view of lake moraine at the top!

2 months ago

This is not a moderate hike. It is hard / very hard. It is a straight up scramble where some sections have 99% grade... the first half of the scramble is loose rocks so it’s hard to get footing and second half of the scramble is more steep but better footing.

All of that said! Was a lot of fun and it’s doable. The view is worth it so push through if your reading this after you already started.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Wasn’t moderate!!!
It was a 5 min hike then 6 hour climb to the top!
Worth every bruise bump and scratch!

hiking
2 months ago

By far the best view of the 10 peaks and Morraine lake on a clear day. Easy scramble but bring a helmet.

hiking
11 days ago

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rock climbing
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hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017