The trail is straight forward until you reach a slight y-intersection (there is an arrow on the ground made of dried wood - thanks to some previous hikers) If you miss this you could end up going the wrong way. From there its straight forward. The views are amazing. There is some hands on scrambling as you near the top.
This hike made for an awesome day out. The small alpine meadows along the way are filled with flowers (early July) and you may even be lucky enough to spot some mountain goats, we managed to see three, very cool :)
Head west on HWY 1 from Banff and turnoff at 1A. The trail head is 1.9km from the turnoff. Small parking area is right at the beginning of the trail. This is not the same trail as Cory Pass but slightly further down the highway.
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Posted By: ChrisMarry
- Wed Sep 10 02:47:21 UTC 2014
UpsideThis is a great scramble, easy technically but you can do it your own way on the ridge and do some hands on scrambling if you like. DownsideVery steep, but at least you get great views after 10 minutes. CommentI attempted the summit first time in June 1st. It was beautiful, but the "common trail" on the ridge was snow covered and going in the gullies on its right was risky with that melting snow and mud. Second time in September, that was perfect! The scrambling is a lot of fun but it is really steep, so knee killing on the way down. I may try going down Cory Pass next time and walk back to the car by the road.