Mt. Yamnuska

Mt. Yamnuska near Kananaskis, AB


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
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5hours
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Hiking
Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
User canomad

NTS Map: 082O03

There are a number of different trail options but my favorite is the east to west ridge route. From the kiosk in the parking lot walk for about ten minutes and take your first right. There are a few offshoots along the way but if you stick to the most well travelled path you will break through treeline and begin climbing the east ridge. From here the hike becomes an easy scramble involving some use of hands and a bolted on cable to traverse a short ledge. Choose the path of least resistence and watch for loose or falling rocks on your way to the summit.

Take a minute to sign the summit log before heading down the west ridge and enjoying a great scree run. From here on I have no trail description because we were hit with a sudden hail storm and had to hurry below treeline.

The GPS coords should be accurate until the saddle on the west ridge. From there on there is no trail.

Directions:

Take the marked Mt Yamnuska turnoff just east of Seebe on Hwy 1a.


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By -TrueCanadian-Posted By: -TrueCanadian-  - Thu Dec 06 22:54:20 EST 2012 Not Rated Question Me and my two buddy's went two weeks ago not caring for the weather. It ended up being a nice day even though it was November. It made it a tougher hike for sure and when we got right up to the mountain before you start rock climbing coming up the east side, we were in a viscous wind snow storm but was very cool to see the climate change so fast when you get near the top. I'm going back in the summer to scramble it and conquer it. However I did have a fun time. Moderate - challenging

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By jessielalaPosted By: jessielala  - Sun May 13 18:21:37 EDT 2012 Not Rated Question Hello, I just finished hiking Yamnuska today (May 13) (just to the point where the trail forks and you can go back down into the valley behind Yam and I seem to have misplaced my phone along the way. If someone finds it can you please email me: jmcaskie@gmail.com

Its a iPhone 3G, black with a green case that has 2 horses on it. It was turned off when I lost it.

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By RabiesPosted By: Rabies  - Sat Apr 30 17:56:09 EDT 2011 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Terrific view, well worth doing. Downside Tried it too early (april 24) Comment Turned back before chains: too much snow to be comfortable on rock scramble...I will go back again later this season!
By comminPosted By: commin  - Thu Jul 20 22:58:22 EDT 2006 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside fun to hike with friend and family Downside ghkfvgdfjyn ytaguyfnt yjsrdf Comment okay


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