The Sulphur Skyline Trail is a challenge, but anyone with determination can do it. The trail leaves from Miette Hot Springs nera the Park's east entrance. A poaved path leads off from the parkling lot, but soon turns into gravel. After less than a kilometre, it turns left and begins a stead climb across a fairly steep mountainside. Don't be detered - there are no spots that are too steep, and there are even a few benches to rest on as you hike upwards. Great views of the surrounding mountains when you get a look over the trees.
After a while you come to a junction - proceed straight ahead. Another steady climb, but the trail has a number of switchbacks (19?) to makle it easier. Please don't take shoprtcuts - they make the climb more difficult in the long run, and you will see the resulting erosion in many places on the trail.
Eventually, you will pop out of the alpine at a meadow. In the centre is a white boulder left behind by the glaciers. Everyone stops there for a break, but the summit is just above you. The trail from there on ascends a scree slope, loose rock that has broken into small pieces with every freeze and thaw. The trail is well-travelled, though and there's no fear of falling.
Just a short while later (and many deep breathes) and you will be on top of the mountain! Incredible views all around, mountain all around, and untouched valleys below you on every side.
The Sulphur Skyline trail isn't an easy one, but when you get to the top you will find yourself with others of every age and ability, from little kids to elderly couples, and everything in between. It's all about taking your time, and having the determination to get to the top. The total elevation gain to the top is about 750 metres but you will only hike about 4 km to get there.
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