Windtower Trail via West Wind Pass

MODERATE 23 reviews

Windtower Trail via West Wind Pass is a 10.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dead Man's Flats, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1016 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

hiking
17 days ago

Amazing panorama at the top, and views throughout.

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1 month ago

Awesome view at the top, some funny comments in the summit container. Love the fact that we were in the shade for the majority of the ascent (started at 7am, got to the top around 9am). Trail for the most part is well marked, a few paths split but joined back up.

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2 months ago

Lost the trail for a little on the way back

2 months ago

6 months ago

Tried this one out yesterday (jan20) with my boyfriend! West wind pass is totally accessible and most of it is is packed in. Once you reach the base and start uphill to the long switchback to the summit, it's completely snowed in in lots of spots (waist deep). Lots of careful footing required! Definitely could have used an ice axe. We got most of the way but it took so long and the sun was on its way down so we headed back. Will try this one in the summer!! Insanely beautiful views! Not technical and very fun.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Not very difficult, beautiful views everywhere you look. Bring warm clothes it can be chilly with the amount of wind at the peak!

hiking
10 months ago

Very rewarding views at the summit. The hike was not that difficult but very doable. You are treated with amazing views all the way to the summit.

10 months ago

Monday, July 25, 2016

Not my favourite hike lots of scree on the way up to the tower!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Stunning views. Such an amazing perspective of Mount Lougheed and all the valleys that lead up to it. Easy Trail finding, only had a small slip up at the bottom. Make sure you stay right at the fork.

I would do this again in a heartbeat!