The trail starts in good tree coverage for a short bit. Then the trail follows a open rock ridge (no shade here) with a steady incline up to the first look out area. There is one part (only about 20-30ft) where there is a narrow bit only about 4ft wide. From here there is a great view of the Valley and both upper and lower lakes. You can continue on into the trees (less incline for a while). Then you will come across a well worn trail that will take you up to the summit. There is lots of nice views along the way, including more of the lakes and a nice one of a basin with a small pnd in it. The trip to the summit gets steep again. You'll lose the trees and eventually get into some scrambling to the top.
Head to the Kanninaskis Lakes on highway 40. The trail starts at the upper Kanninaskis upper lake north parking lot. Head up the north trail and cross the concrete bridge. The trail head starts less than 100 M from the bridge (your first right). The trail head is a bit overgrown and has large rocks blocking it. Once you get past it it opens up and is very well maintained.
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Posted By: joetoe5
- Fri Jul 24 07:42:52 UTC 2015
CommentIf you have GPS finding the turn off to this trail will be easy. There is still a big sign suggesting you not to hike this trail due to high grizzly activity that indicates the turnoff, but it is easy to miss.
The hike itself was difficult and epic...took me 75 minutes to reach the summit at good pace. The views from the top are well worth the effort.
Posted By: wmshockey
- Sun Jun 21 23:50:00 UTC 2015
CommentWe tried to hike this today (June 21st, 2015) but could not find the trailhead. We have hiked it before in previous years with no problem but it appears that all signage and the start of the actual trail itself have disappeared, probably due to the 2013 floods. There were other groups out looking for the trail today as well but could not find it. Will go back armed with the GPS next time and may need to do some bushwacking to find it.
Posted By: mmlandry2
- Mon Aug 02 07:34:39 UTC 2010
UpsideBeautiful views DownsideLots of other people on weekends Trail is decommissioned CommentBrand new sign posted accross trailhead: Indefatigable trail decommissioned in 2005 because it is inhabited by grizzlies