1.4 miles
Distance
2,202 ft
Climb
-709 ft
Descent
1.5 miles
High Point

Mount Ward Hike Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Primitive
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes

This is a scramble up the loose rock and scree from Window Mountain Lake to the 2575 m summit of Mount Ward. There is exposure to cliffs along the ridge to the summit. The ridge and summit allow excellent views of the prominent "window" on Allison Peak 500 m to the south, and Seven Sisters, and Crowsnest Mountain 6 km to the southeast.
Distance: 2.3 km Hiking time: 1 hour (one way) Elevation Gain: 600 m

Access Info

The route begins on the scree slopes on the south side of Window Mountain Lake. From Highway 3 drive north on Allison Creek/Atlas Road for 16.5 km, keeping right at the end of pavement/cattle guard. At 16.5 km a rough road leads left (west) to a parking area 1.4 km west of the Atlas Road. With high clearance vehicles it may be possible to drive as far as the headwall. Follow the very steep but well defined Window Mountain Lake Hike trail up and over the headwall and into the basin holding the lake.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Mount Ward Hike mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,494 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.5 miles
  • Grade
    20.246%
  • Grade max
    -136.724%
  • Grade min
    203.762%
  • Distance climb
    5,158 ft
  • Distance down
    1,749 ft
  • Distance flat
    470 ft
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