3 miles
Distance
3,891 ft
Climb
-393 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Crowsnest Pass
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Land Manager

Crowsnest Mountain is the crown jewel of hikes in the area. The massive form of the mountain can actually be summited by hikers without having to do technical climbing. However, it is a long and difficult hike, with many hazards including danger from falling rock and some very exposed sections. The trail begins through the forest and begins to climb at a very steady pace, reaching treeline just before the 3 km point. From here the route leads up open scree slopes to the base of massive wet black cliffs above. At the base of the cliffs, the route works its way to the left, eventually reaching the "Chimney", the crux of the route. Above the Chimney the route follows a series of tracks through loose scree to the peak, the highest point in the Crowsnest pass at 2785 m.

Access Info

From Highway 3 drive north on Allison Creek/Atlas Road for 9.7 km, keeping right at the end of pavement/cattle guard. Take a 100 m side track to the trailhead sign on a pipeline right of way.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Disclaimer

Good scrambling and route finding skills are a must for this hike. The hike can be extremely dangerous for those unprepared or unskilled.

More Stats for Crowsnest Mountain Hike mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,499 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,605 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,103 ft
  • Grade
    19.804%
  • Grade max
    -62.943%
  • Grade min
    404.733%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,184 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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