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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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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friends brought us here for our first hike. We went in late June when the snow was cleared off Ha Ling but surrounding peaks were still snowy. In my opinion this is a must-do hike in Canmore. Compared to other peaks that I have ascended this is an relatively easy climb. You will not get better views than this for... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A friend and I did this hike/scramble in 2.5 hours. The 1.5 hours up the continuously steep trail was quite difficult - we had to slow the early pace we set after feeling light headed 5 minutes in. We stopped often for a minute or two for a standing rest, just to slow our heart rates and found this to... More

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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

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
79 helpful votes 79 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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