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Great View from top

Challenging uphill hike but great view of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. It overlooks the highway and you do hear it. There are 2 orange Adirondack chairs on top for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First of all, it is indeed a beautiful scenic hike. However, it could quickly turn into something of a mountainous (ha ha) task if you are sensitive to altitude and not used to hiking mountain trails. Although this hike is labeled "Easy" or "Beginner" on many sites don't trust it unless you have been to a few of these mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Challenging uphill hike but great view of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. It overlooks the highway and you do hear it. There are 2 orange Adirondack chairs on top for taking it all in .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is an 8 km hike with a moderate slope. It was my first time doing this hike. I went with my husband, adult daughter and our combined 3 dogs. It was a spectacular day. The views were magnificent. What a terrific way to view the glaciers. The wild flowers were all in bloom. Would do this hike again. Was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wilcox Pass was the best way to see the Columbia Ice field. A steep ascent for the first part of hike then a lovely walk above tree line. We were advised to go to the ridge as apposed to the lakes and we were thankful we did. TheRidge or Peak provides spectacular views of The Columbian Icefield and surrounding area.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hike is not that strenuous so don't let it scare you. the views of the glacier are stunning but the prairie itself is worth the climb. just magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's a short and well graded hike that gives you a nice view of glaciers and the Columbia Icefield. Avoid the crowds of the Brewster operation and see the Icefield from a natural setting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went on a family hike. Not easy but worth it. Very nice view of the glaciers and three families of bighorn sheep's. Takes 3 hours total. Good to come especially for it or if you came to the ice field center in the morning and found out you can only get on your tour in the afternoon like we... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wilcox Pass is the best way to enjoy Athabasca and Dome glacier. The head trail begins a couple kilometres south of Columbia Icefield Centre. Park your car and be ready for one of the best hikes in Canadian Rockies. For the first 20 minutes the trail goes steep through the forest until it reaches the first view point. Once you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Since most of the reviews were from summer visits, I thought I'd share that Wilcox is also an excellent snowshoe trail in the winter. Unlike many SS routes in the Rockies, there are great views all the way up, not just a "wow" moment at the top. Going up and down on the same route takes an easy 4 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wilcox pass can be accessed from a small trailhead a bit South from the Icefield visitor center. It is a simple hike with not a lot of elevation gain. At some point you'll need to turn left towards the glacier. After a bit of scrambling you will get an open almost 360 degree view of the Columbia glacier. Just be... More 

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