Elevation Gain: 627 m (2,059 ft); Max. El: 1,958 m (6424 ft)
A pleasant offtrail hike in the Crowsnest Pass area.
As we neared a stream leading back to the municipal park we came accross a gate with a sign that said 'private property, no trespassing.' We soon we ducked off the road and followed a path along a small stream and came across a number of odd artworks that some individual obviously spent a lot of time constructing.
If interested in exploring Saskatoon Mtn (but not in trespassing accross the private property!) one could follow the first part of our loop and return by the same way, instead of following the last part of our loop.
Exit Coleman just past the Rumrunner's bar and park at the municipal park. There are some paths that follow the stream that we followed initially before leaving the trail to ascend to Saskatoon Hill. Warning: lots of ATVs in the area and lots of ATV trails to get lost on...
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Posted By: Jbean
- Tue May 23 22:56:24 UTC 2017
Upsidegreat little hike if you're looking to stay in town. The views make up for the lack of time spent on the mountain. Good for beginners or those with minor mobility issues. DownsideNear the top on the trail the ascent was steeper then expected and the dry, somewhat gravely terrain made it quite slippery. still worth it though, just need to be more careful next time. CommentThe directions to get to the hike are misleading. The route I took was following Miner's path until the falls, hang a right up the steps. At the top on the stairs turn left. There will be a fork in the road, the left has fallen tree blocking it, head right. There is a fence across the path with a 2 meter gap, so I assumed it was still a part of the trail and not private land (There's a lot of private land on the mountain). At the top of the next hill there will be a well developed path to the left and a more grassy path to the right. I mistakenly went to the left, which ended up at private land. So take the right fork. I made a small cairn further along to indicate the trail on the grassy path. from there its a clear pathway up.