3 miles
Distance
3,629 ft
Climb
-302 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    No Mountain Biking
  • Riding Area
    Crowsnest Pass
    Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T5 Demanding Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    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, use 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 (Hiking Trail) hike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,327 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,570 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,570 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,898 ft
  • Grade
    24.589%
  • Grade max
    -64.454%
  • Grade min
    87.986%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,268 ft
  • Distance flat
    300 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to crowsnest-mountain-hiking-trail trailhead (49.711750, -114.604960)
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      Crowsnest... Trail Reports

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      Oct 17, 2018 @ 9:33pm
      Oct 17, 2018
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      Sep 9, 2018 @ 9:56pm
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