White Buddha via Powderface Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

White Buddha via Powderface Trail is a 3.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
353 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

scramble

Great hike to some fun bouldering and sport routes.

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4 days ago

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10 days ago

Was challenging near the top, the walk down was a little slippery with all the loose rock. Probably wouldn't do it again for that reason.

hiking
19 days ago

from the parking lot the trailhead starts immediately. it's roughly 1 km to the actual trailhead that branches off the main trail head on the right hand side. once you get into it it's fairly steep the whole way with quite a few switchbacks. definitely a fair amount of elevation gain in a short time and Steep and some sections as well. once you get towards the top, there is some huge Rock overhangs which provide a bit of shade. this hike is definitely not awe inspiring but more of a test of your legs. the views are nice a lot of trees for sure but there's really no big payoff at the end. it's worth checking out if you live in Calgary cause it's so close. in total from the parking lot to the top and back took roughly three hours. And I would rate this hike as moderate in difficulty.

hiking
23 days ago

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23 days ago

Great little hike! Short but a good workout, and spectacular views at the top! Dog friendly!

25 days ago

Loved it!

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1 month ago

Short but you'll surely get your workout

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1 month ago

1 month ago

bit of a slog for a fat guy but well worth the effort :)

hiking
2 months ago

the view on top is beautiful. However, It took considerable amount of effort to get on top due to the loose rock ways, narrow path and the guess work involved at places. My 6 years old was able to get up and down by himself. I would not recommend it to people with knee injuries.

hiking
2 months ago

It's really steep to get to the top. You have to be careful on the way back. Not recommended for children or people who is not used to hard hiking. Be prepared to climb. Enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain.

2 months ago

Short hike but definitely steep and a good workout going up. Took about 1.5 hours total round trip with a stop for lunch at the top. Would recommend poles given the incline.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Steep but short hiked, nice view in the top