Beginning at the Mount Shark Trailhead in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, this trail system a number of options for distances and levels of difficulties. One option is to hike into a meadow campsite about 12km from the trailhead which also has a trail shelter. Day trips can then be made to Wonder, Allenby and Assinaboine Passes. Hikers in this mountain wonderland should be prepared for the occationional helicopter overhead since the Mount Shark Trailhead also serves as the Heli-pad for fly-in trips into Mt. Assinaboine Lodge just on the opposite side of the great divide.
Trailhead is at the Mt. Shark parking area which is at the end of 4.6 km spur road west off Smith-Dorrien/SPray Trail (road) at junction 37 km south of the bridge over the Bow River in Canmore (note: gravel road 1 km beyond Nordic Centre).
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Posted By: twoshoenick
- Wed Jun 16 01:46:47 UTC 2010
Questiononce you are on the smith trail, what road are you suppose to turn off onto??ANSWERS are in this forum: directions
Posted By: xtremepeaks
- Thu Jul 06 16:48:49 UTC 2006
UpsideVery scenic area, many trails and options on the way to see Assiniboine. Check out Marvel Lake, on the way to Wonder Pass, one of the nicest routes in the area. DownsideVery popular route in the summer, shelter will be crowded. CommentI also like skiing in the area, did many trips from Shark mountain trailhead. Usually have more snowfall in this area than other trails around Banff.