This route is commonly taken by hikers to get to the summit of the Three Sisters.
Definitely an extreme trail especially on the Three Sisters Summit Trail, where the terrain is loose, rocky, and off-cambered. Only for highly experienced riders.
There will be sections on the Mountain Lakes Trail where you'll be required to carry your bike, particularly on the wooden steps.
There's is space for parking at the trail head just off Hartley Lake Road. If your vehicle is 4x4, with high ground clearance, and you have experience driving rough backcountry roads, you can drive further up Mountain Lakes Spur road to a second parking spot.
Local Trail AssociationFernie Trails Alliance (www.fernietrailsalliance.com)
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingDouble Black Diamond
Route TypeOut & Back
More Stats for Three Sisters Summit [hiking only] mountain bike route
Altitude min4,449 ft
Altitude start4,485 ft
Altitude end9,078 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,098 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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