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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike Pocaterra Ridge

      4.0
      9 mi / 650 ft gain
      During the fall I find the biggest treat is the changing of the larch trees and the beautiful contrast they provide against the landscape with their intense golden yellow colors. One of the best places to experience this is Pocaterra Ridge, located in the Highwood Pass of the Kananaskis region in...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Explore the Pocaterra Cirque

      Start at the Pocaterra/Highwood pass parking lot. The pond is about 1.5km directly west from the parking lot, but the trail head is not always obvious, especially if there is snow. Keep an eye out for the flagging tape that marks the trail. Consider bringing snowshoes in November.This makes for ...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Snowshoe Mount Tyrwhitt

      1.0
      5.6 mi / 2132.5 ft gain
      Describing snowshoeing trails is always a bit difficult, but luckily the way up Mount Tyrwhitt gets used heavily by people going to Pocaterra Cirque - first thing to remember is to take the first fork off the main trail to the left after you cross the bridge.Even if the trail is snow covered and ...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike to Little Arethusa

      2.8 mi / 2034.1 ft gain
      Unfortunately, pictures of larches in autumn never actually do them justice. It's worth it to go out and experience them for yourself. This hike is pretty scenic for the short distance it is, but my favourite part is that you get to be up close and personal with the larches as the forest is bathe...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Snowshoe to Rockbound Lake

      3.0
      11 mi / 2460 ft gain
      This is an amazing trail, but not for the feint of heart!The trailhead is located on the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) in Banff National Park, AB at the Castle Mountain sign. The trailhead is marked by an information sign in the north of the parking lot and the trail initially heads north - not...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to Silverton Falls

      1.2 mi / 120 ft gain
      Starting at the Rockbound Lake trailhead you will want to follow the flat dirt path straight, until you see the junction in the road with the sign pointing you to Silverton Falls (it will be about 500 steps or a quarter of a mile). We made the mistake of taking the first junction which lead us to...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Snowshoe to Silverton Falls and Rockbound Lake

      10.4 mi / 2493.4 ft gain
      Park at Rockbound Lake Trailhead, 0.2 km east of Castle Junction on Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A).The trail wanders through forest until coming to a fork to the right, leading to SilvertonFalls. This is a worthwhile 1 km side trip to a beautiful small waterfall dropping into a turquoise blue po...
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    • Turner Valley, Alberta

      Hike Junction Creek to Junction Falls

      4.0
      9.2 mi
      Junction creek is a tributary that flows into the larger Sheep River near Eden, Alberta with many cool and uncrowded waterfalls.  Once you start at the trailhead there is a river crossing of the Sheep River. This can deter a lot of people as the water can be fast and quite cold. When we went it w...
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    • Turner Valley, Alberta

      Mist Mountain Scramble

      4.5
      This is a pretty big objective, but doesn't feature any technical climbing, so anyone who keeps a clear head and can put one foot in front of the other can do it.Mist Mountain is located in Highwood Pass - whose highway is only open between June and December, so scheduling Mist Mountain as a big ...
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    • East Kootenay G, British Columbia

      Hike The Floe Lake Trail

      13 mi / 2350 ft gain
      Kootenay National Park is one of the lesser visited parks in a chain of spectacular parks in the Canadian Rockies between Banff and Jasper. Straddling the Trans-Canadian Highway, the park offers hot springs, awesome mountain views, and glaciers. As you enter the park, keep an eye out for the griz...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to Boom Lake

      4.0
      6.2 mi
      Boom Lake offers amazing views of Boom Mountain and the ridge separating Alberta and British Columbia. It is not as popular as many other hikes in the area, which means exclusion for anyone willing to explore the lake. The abundant wildlife in the area includes wolves, bears, mountain goats, de...
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    • Eldon, Alberta

      View the Castle Mountain Lookout

      Castle mountain, so named for its fortress-like shape, is a quick hop away from the town of Banff.  If you don't have time to hike to Rockbound Lake (at the base of Castle), head to the viewpoint just off of Highway 91 and snap some pictures of this epic mountain. Drive north for about 10 minutes...
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    • Longview, Alberta

      Backpack to Pickle Jar Lakes

      4.0
      5 mi / 1328.7 ft gain
      Park in the Lantern Creek Recreation Area across the street from the trailhead. Highway #40 is closed at the Upper Lakes and Highwood House Junction from Dec 1st to June 14th for wildlife preservation, so you will have to plan your trip here accordingly. Once you cross the street you will see the...
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    • East Kootenay G, British Columbia

      Hiking in Marble Canyon

      1.2 mi
      Marble Canyon is easily accessible off of the 93S in Kootenay National Park between Banff and Radium.This is a really beautiful area and a nice easy walk for the family with some beautiful scenery to go along with it. Make a visit here in August when the the Fireweed is at its prime, lining the f...
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    • East Kootenay G, British Columbia

      Backpack the Rockwall Trail

      68 mi / 8530 ft gain
      The Rockwall trail is a famous 3-5 day trek in Kootenay National Park. We started from the North and camped at Helmet Falls our first night, and then continued south and exited out Floe Lake. I would recommend this direction for a backpack, and the opposite direction for a trail run (it's about ...
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    • Clearwater County, Alberta

      Hike Maze Peak

      4.0
      5.3 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      There's not much of a trailhead for Maze Peak - in fact there isn't a trailhead at all. Bring up the start location from this post and pull over on the side of the dirt road once you get to it! The hardest part about this trail is just kind of finding it, really. The good news is that you're goin...
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