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Ha Ling Peak

Mount Lawrence Grass | Spray Lakes Road, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 23 attractions in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Port Gibson, Ms
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great hike. Steep and usually have a fair number of people on the trail. Fantastic view at the top. Can take you dog with you.

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Pennsylvania, US
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231 reviews 231 reviews
71 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The hike is relentlessly uphill so you get a lot of vertical climb for each step. Most of it is well-groomed to the tree line. I stopped many times to catch my breath (and enjoy the views and measure my progress where I could see down into the valley). Many athletes use the trail to train, and they run it.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You drive up a lot of this hike; then 2-hour steep walk (20% grade avg.) on a well-groomed trail to the top of a peak with tremendous panoramic views of Canmore, Bow River valley, Goat Creek valley, Smith Dorien, Three Sisters etc.Warning signs at the top tell you not to toss rocks over the edge of a 600 foot cliff... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A very nice hike with a great view at the top. I did it in the evening and watched the sunset, which was truly breathtaking. If you do the same, don't forget your headlights for the way down. It's not very hard in the sense that it's not super long...the average hiker will probably need between 1.5 and 2 hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not an experienced hiker, work out a few days a week. We were both panting about 10 min in. Lots of places to stop and rest. You will need it, and everyone else is doing it. Once you get to the top of the tree line, it's another story. If you are at all nervous or anxious this part will... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Below is a list of questions I had before I did this scramble and never got solid answers to. Hope this helps you. 1. Q: Can I do this scramble in a pair of running shoes, or do I need to go out and buy hiking boots? A: I did this scramble in some trail running shoes...standard running shoes with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Directions to the trail: As we had a hard time finding the trail, I thought I should spell it out. Park at the Goat Creek parking lot. Then, walk across the road, up the hill, and over a bridge of water. There are no signs for the trail until you are at the forest, where there is a tiny plaque... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The climb and the view will leave you breathless. Hardest part is the descent at the top. Once you get past the scree it is smooth sailing. Our family of four ( kids 10 and 12) completed the entire round trip, rests included in 3 1/2 hours. We are looking forward to doing it again next year!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great hike. About a 1000 metre elevation but an amazing view at the top. There are a few steep sections but fairly easy hike otherwise. Lots of families. Some loose rock near the top but there are paths to guide you through.

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I hiked Ha Ling Peak a few weeks ago and I found it a little more strenuous than expected. It really is uphill almost the entire way up. I'm in decent shape (but have mild asthma) and had to take very frequent stops to catch my breath. Almost everyone else who was hiking that day were taking... More

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