Canmore Highline Trail

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Distance:
9.2 km
Difficulty:
Easy
Elev. gain:
304 meters
Time required:
2 - 3 hours
Bikes permitted:
Yes
Dogs permitted:
Yes

Directions to trail head

To repeat this hike, as you come into Canmore take the Three Sisters Pkwy/HWY-1 exit and drive 700 metres turning left at Three Sisters Pkwy. Stay on this road for 500 metres and take the 1st right to stay on Three Sisters Pkwy. Follow the road for 3.8 km and turn right at Three Sisters Drive. After approximately 1.5 kilometres turn right at Rundle Drive and the trail starts on the left.

Hike Description

This hike was contributed by Gerry but took way to long for me to post.


On August 8, 2009 a new trail was unveiled in Canmore. It was built by Kananaskis Trail Crew staff and Friends of Kananaskis volunteers over the past three years. The new trail runs from approximately Grassi Lakes to the Stewart Creek Golf Course area. There are access points in the Peaks of Grassi neighborhood as well as at Quarry Lake. This trail is used by both hikers and bikers. As we strode along, we saw many very fit bikers from the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club enjoying the ride.


To add length and interest, we began and ended at the Canmore boat launch on Rundle Drive. Hike along Rundle Drive to the steps that take you to Pendergast Place. Follow Canmore Creek to the falls, then climb upwards and on to the Quarry Lake parking lot. From there, the hike follows what is known locally as the dog run. At the Power Line, turn left and follow the trail for approximately 400 metres. Veer to the right and begin a series of switchbacks, gaining approximately 200 metres elevation up Stones Creek Canyon. The trail now rolls along the side of Mount Lawrence Grassi (Ehagay Nakota) for approximately 1.5 km before a series of switchbacks returns you to Wilson Way in the Peaks of Grassi. From here we chose to hike down along McNeill to the stairs that lead to the river pathway system and back to the boat launch a total distance of 9.2 km.



Hike Photos

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