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Mount Baldy Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 3 Star
Level: Mod to Difficult Time/Dist: 5 to 6 hours / 9.5K return Elevation Gain: 601m

Trailhead: Park at the Mount Baldy parking lot just past Barrier Lake on the east side of the Kananaskis Trail Highway. 55 minutes west of Calgary. Kananaskis Provincial Park.

Description: Depending on the route, Mount Baldy is considered a moderate hike to an advanced scramble. Cross the small stream located in the parking lot and work your way up a well worn trail through spruce and pine up the south face of Mount Baldy. Continue on past the tree line until you reach the bottom of the buttress. Experienced scramblers should only attempt the buttress. Here you can decide to scramble up and over the buttress or take the safer route to your right through and across steep scree. Follow the well worn trail along the bottom for a 100meters or so then work your way up a few loose steep sections. Once you arrive at the saddle below Mount Baldy's summit choose your route straight ahead to the top. There are several braided trails with small rock ledges leading to the summit. Be careful on the narrow summit ridge when looking straight down the north face. Views to the north and east open onto the prairies and Barrier Lake glistens below in the afternoon sun. Mount Baldy should not be attempted if deep snow lies on it's south face.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Bow Valley Campground, Elk Flats Group Campground, Lac Des Arc Campground, Bow River Campground, Three Sisters Campground and Mount Kidd Campground. Trailheads to Mount Yamnuska, Ha Ling Peak, East End Of Rundle, Mount Lady McDonald, Aylmer Lookout and Lake Minnewanka are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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