Wenkchemna Pass Trail

HARD 12 reviews
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Wenkchemna Pass Trail is a 16.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

16.7 km
1,028 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


1 month ago

Beautiful place

4 months ago

It was a great hike! Adding the extra distance from eiffel lake is absolutely worth it! Nice valley, and it's special to cross to BC. A must do hike in the area. We also added the sentinel pass in the same day - very realistic to do both, and worth it. If I'd do only one, it would be the Wenkchemna Pass. But Sentinel pass plus mount temple would be even nicer.

11 months ago

Definitely worth the extra effort to reach the pass. Incredible views and we practically had the trail to ourselves. Very enjoyable.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

This was a great day hike. It took us 8hr to complete (round trip) however we did stop a few times. The start is difficult with switch backs and little shade from the heat. You get a great view of Moraine Lake once you get to the end of the switches! Once you make it its pretty flat for the rest of the trail. There is no tree covering for about 3/4 of the path so come prepared. At the end there is a scramble to get to the top and it's hard to see the path but if you follow the inukshuks you will make it. The top gives you views onto both valleys (AB and BC) so it's worth the trip! I recommend going really early as there is next to no parking at Moraine Lake. Group restrictions of min. 4 are in place because of bear activity so plan ahead!

Monday, August 29, 2016

At least 8h hiking to wenkchemna pass. 9,9Km to go up there. It worth!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

An excellent hike with exceptional views all the way to the top !

Friday, June 21, 2013

Nice long hike with a little scramble at the very end. The valley looks like Jurassic park!

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Thursday, August 03, 2017