Directions to trail head
Hazards on trail
Officially this mountain is Mount Laurie but it is better known by its unofficial name, Mount Yamnuska. Here is the view of Mount Yamnuska from the parking lot.
The attached GPS track heads to the far right side of the photo above the tree line. The hike starts in the parking lot and either via the trail or the road you will end up at a climber sign in box after walking only a couple of minutes. Continue up the trail to waypoint #195. At this point if you follow the track you will go to the east. The other option is to turn to the west trail. Both trails allow you to attempt to climb to the summit but from all accounts I have read it is the easiest from the east side. This trail has awesome views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The GPS track stops where the scrambling starts so you will have to find your own way after this point. The summit is approximately 300 additional meters in elevation.
To view the full size topographical map of this hike go to flickr.
Here is the Elevation Profile for this hike.
The GPS track for this hike can be downloaded via the file attached to this post. Go to the "About" page for directions prior to download or use of this data. Please submit your feedback and let me know your thoughts on the hike. If you have the the GPS data for other hikes in Alberta please send it along with a couple pictures to chris[at]hikealberta[dot]com.