Hi-Ling Peak (moderate-hard)

Moderate-Hard
8km
5-6 hours
Elevation Gain: 700m
Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring

The reason this is rated mod-hard is because we did it early spring, and the ice/snow really added to the challenge. In a good way of course! But ice shoes were definitely needed and poles. It was really slippery, and snow past our knees in some parts. This is a well trafficked trail in all seasons aka the trail is easily marked and a good one to do solo.

But the views are incredible!!! And its a reasonable hike elevation to distance wise, so its not to challenging in the summer months! The top is a little steep, with some loose scree. You can continue along the ridge and reach two other summits – past the first ridge reach that looks over Canmore.

If you decide to continue to the other peaks, please be advised this will make the hike more challenging, and its only recommended if you are skilled and have the right equipment.

Please note: this tends to be a very windy area! It’ll pick up at a moments notice, so be prepared, especially if your standing on the ridge looking down!!!

Overall, I really enjoyed this hike and would definitely do it again!

 

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