Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trail

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Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trail is a 9.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bighorn No 8, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
893 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
19 days ago

Was a challenging hike views were amazing at the top where we enjoyed a nice beverage. The descent is where this hike loses stars - almost like going down a rock slide at times. Doesn’t really allow you to enjoy the hike and more just worried about not rolling an ankle / staying upright. All in all a good day hike to get a sweat on !

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike!

hiking
30 days ago

Really cool hike. There is a small scramble but easy enough to pass. The sights are amazing all the way up. Chains

1 month ago

Awesome hike. Beautiful day for it too. About 4 degrees. Getting wet on the bottom and light snow up top but still dry enough. My dog refused to do the chain section

hiking
1 month ago

amazing hike! Pretty much had the trail to ourselves all day yesterday. Definitely a more "technical" hike once you get to the chimney. The first part of the trail is relatively easy, slight incline moving your way up. The chimney requires some good footing but isn't impossible. Continue on until you reach the chain link which was a lot of fun, just be confident and you'll be fine! The views from the top cannot be beat and the first lookoff also gives you some awesome pics. This took us around 5.5 hours to complete however melting snow and ice made it quite slippery so we took our time. Could do in around 4-4.5 in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, definitely a go to every year. This trail can be a bit busy as it is a popular route. It also requires a bit of scrambling. Running down the scree slope is super fun.

5 stars for the above reasons.

1 month ago

Definitely more tricky than I was expecting, it was a pretty slick up top despite having good traction footwear, but the scree running on the way down was a blast. The panoramic views on this hike are stunning.

1 month ago

One of my favourites. Make sure to have good traction footwear for up top. Don't need spikes yet.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike!

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2 months ago

Very difficult for a beginner but the peak is definitely worth it. The slide down is also super fun!

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2 months ago

Yamnushka mountain is the most memorable hike so far! It challenges you. It tests you. It was hard mentally and physically..but so worth it once you reach the summit! If you have fear of heights, it will definitely test your limits! Tons of scrambling and scree skiing.. I know i will be back!