This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
3 miles
3,629 ft
-302 ft
2 miles
High Point


  • Riding area
    Crowsnest Pass
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Alpine Trail
  • 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.


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 (Hiking Trail) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,327 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,570 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,570 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,898 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,268 ft
  • Distance flat
    300 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to crowsnest-mountain-hiking-trail trailhead (49.711750, -114.604960)
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Sep 9, 2018 @ 9:56pm
Sep 9, 2018
Crowsnest Mountain (Hiking Trail)

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