So you've done Ha Ling and enjoyed it, right? Well why not try a peak that offers a stunning view of Ha Ling?
A great trail that starts from a common trailhead with beautiful views of the Town of Canmore and Ha Ling Peak. Not too difficult, but great views.
Drive into Canmore, towards the Nordic Center, then continue past the resoivoir/dams until you reach the Goat Creek trailhead parking lot on the right side. This parking lot serves the Ha Ling, Goat Creek, and EEOR trailheads.
Park your vehicle, then walk back along the road (Northerly) a couple hundred meters until you come to a double telephone pole on the left side. Start your ascent there.
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Posted By: ChrisMarry
- Sun Sep 15 23:47:20 EDT 2013
UpsideGreat scramble, lots of fun on the ridge, tree line is reached really fast, great views, challenging scramble with some exposure depending of the route you take.
CommentI did it 3 times this summer and took a different way close to the peak every time. You can follow the ridge all the way up, but you will have lots of exposure at a certain point for short portion of it. The easiest way that a took the first time is on the west (left) side of the peak. There are "stairs' rocks that can be scrambled up pretty easily.
Posted By: maxwellsykes
- Mon Jun 17 18:02:35 EDT 2013
UpsideGreat views, varied terrain, opportunity to do some basic scrambling
DownsideLots of scree
CommentDid this in about four hours with minimal time at the top due to incoming thunderstorms. My girlfriend and I loved the varied terrain and getting to hike along the ridge. With more time, we would have followed the ridge to other nearby summits. Also saw a few mountain goats. Make sure to follow the far left trail near the very top to avoid scaling near vertical sections on the right or in the middle. We missed this and ended up climbing a bit. Went fine, but wasn't the most comfortable route.
Posted By: Tournesol
- Mon Jul 23 12:29:33 EDT 2012
UpsideBeautiful views of Canmore, Ha Ling, etc
DownsideLots of scrambling if you get off trail. We struggled to find the trails.
CommentNot my favorite hike. Very hard to stay on trail on ascent and descent. We ended up scrambling through scree and had to dodge falling rocks. bottom line - do your best to stay on trail!
Posted By: cookiemaster
- Mon May 16 14:00:19 EDT 2011
UpsideQuick, Easy, Decent view for the effort
DownsideThe beginning takes requires some route-finding. I struggled to find a decent path up at the very beginning, and ended up doing a lot of bushwhacking.
CommentThis is a great entry-level scramble. As a hike, I'd call it moderate to difficult, but as a scramble/summit objective, I'd call it easy. Not the best scree I've seen, but it's better than, say, the west approach to Bogart. This is a good all-season objective, with relatively few objective dangers. View isn't the most spectacular I've seen, but it's easily attainable.
Posted By: slickster
- Sat Sep 12 07:06:57 EDT 2009
Upsidegreat view of Canmore. we were welcomed by a marmot which was lying on the ledge.
Commentthis was a moderate (not easy) hike. while the trail is faint sometimes, the trail direction is fairly consistent: up the side of the first bulge, then along the west side of the ridge.
what makes it moderate in my opinion was the scree and hiking up some moderately steep sections of rock.