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Ha Ling Peak

Mount Lawrence Grass | Spray Lakes Road, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Mississauga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great hike! I found it pretty steep the last 1/3 up but I just took frequent small breaks and was fine. I used hiking poles and found that helped me a lot. The view from the very top is amazing! It looks pretty scary to go all the way up but I just took it slow and actually found going... More

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I did Yamnuska and this one was supposed to be less time and potentially easier. I had a blast climbing Ha Ling although I found it more challenging than expected. most likely because it is all up. I had the best experience I did Ha ling in October I believe so there was snow and ice and I only had... More

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Abu Dhabi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I know this peak from its earlier name and wanted to hike up it since it has a historical connection to the early days of Canmore. The hike was very nice with a fairly easy grade for most of the way (however, if you are not in good shape, then you might struggle a bit). We had very good views... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This hike is not to be underestimated. I did it in the winter and a storm quickly blew in making for some additional challenges! Well worth the climb, glad I had my Yaktrax! Many loose rocks and unstable terrain once above the tree line. Awesome view of Canmore from the peak! Will definitely do this again!

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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Nice easy hike for those who just want to walk away from civilization. The peak overlooks Canmore. Definitely breathtaking - enjoyable for all ages. My 8 year old little brother climbed the mountain. What's stopping you?

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Red Deer, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hike is accessed from the back side of the mountain. It is best done in stages with short food breaks and rests. It is pretty much constant vertical but the end result is breathtaking. We took our eastern Canada relatives on this hike and they now want to move to Canmore!

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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Second year in a row we hiked Ha Ling on New Year's Eve day. This is a fantastic hike in the winter as a lot of people still continue to hike it after it snows, thereby making it pretty probable you will be able to find the trail. You can also have the mountain almost to yourself quite often in... More

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Canmore, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The trail is steep all the way and very steep near the top. But the view is wonderful once you get there. You can enjoy a great view before getting to the peak if the legs have become a bit wobbly. It is awesome to look almost straight down and to see the roof of my house far away down... More

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