We certainly did. The path follows logging road switchbacks and is largely unimproved until about 1500 feet up. That first trail in the woods takes you on t… The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. We can add it! The parking area for this hike is small, only about 5 or 6 cars can fit on the side of the road at the trailhead. Lady MacDonald, Mount: elevation: 2,605 m : height gain: 1,325 m. area: Canmore,AB: map 82 O/3: 2017-Jun-29 : Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies: Failed attempt in 2008. I use Gaia app a few times today to stay on track. Date: 6/16/2013. Picnic facilities include a small shelter shed and a large picnic table at the start of the walking track on the edge of the rainforest. From the trail head, which is next to Iron Goat Pub, this is 4.5km to the helipad on a very direct route which has some scrambling. Our scramble of #LadyMacdonald and the summit knife ridge. Mountain missing? Mount Lady Macdonald Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The view was spectacular at the top and we had the view to ourselves with no one else around. Good for a quick but higher grade climb. Don’t forget your camera on this one! Their endurance depleted due to the heat, some of our group abandoned the idea of summiting at various points along the … Le mont Macdonald (anglais : Mount Macdonald) est une montagne de la Colombie-Britannique située dans la chaîne Selkirk près du col Rogers.. Toponymie. Steep side would be difficult for pets. Dinah and I first attempted Mount Lady Macdonald but didn't get past the south summit because of rain. Look to your right.. there’s a trail that skirts the mountain for a few minutes and leads to an easier more dog friendly route up to top. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Hiked on July 15. You have to have endurance for this one. views were stunning from the summit. I did this. From the helipad you can go further up to the summit above, but we did not do Beautiful view from the top. We hiked up to the abandoned tea house at 7,560 ft on Mount Lady MacDonald today. :) I think the view from MacDonald were more spectacular. Elevation: 2883 m; Difficulty: Best months to climb: Convenient center: Update info or location. Pretty dang steep. add photo. Waugh Creek Falls Viewpoint from Humpback Reservoir, Goldstream Falls from Goldstream Campground, Mount McDonald, John Stick Peak and Mt Braden, Sugarloaf Mountain via Fishpond and Sue's Trail, Pleasant Path, Veitch Carriageway and At Trail, Townsend, Badlands, Sue's and The Veitch Carriageway Loop, Ragged Mountain Loop via The Secret Trail, Humpback to Goldstream Heights via Great Canada Trail, The Veitch Carriageway and Sooke-Flowline Loop, John Stick Peak, Malcolm Mountain, and Plateau Peak, Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park Reserve. Hikers may hike a trail that begins in Cougar Creek and continues to a helipad just short of the knife's edge ridge that leads to the top of the mountain. Some steep areas. View is nice, but comparable to Mount Wells which is an official trail. MOUNT LADY MACDONALD. When we returned two years later almost to the day, we had perfect conditions: dry rock, blue sky and calm winds. The steepest points have ropes which are in good condition. Mount Macdonald – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering. add review. As you rise, you will notice smaller paths go off at times. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Zoomed-in view of Peak 8263 (closest), then Peak 8881, and farthest out is Mount Calowahcan (9061') SE to Daughter-of-the-Sun Mountain (left-center), Glacier and Mountaineer Peaks (far right)—ridge dominating the foreground is part of McDonald. Took my dog up steep side (blue nose pitbull) he needed some help at the rope section. There is a narrow cabled section, and a little hands-on work. Town: Victoria, BC. The hike up is steep, not suitable for dogs or small children but a great workout - there are a few spots you will almost literally be climbing, and no ropes that we could find. Muddy and slippery in the rain but a good challenge with proper gear. I had to help my dog up in three separate sections. I want to do. Trip: Mount Macdonald, Rogers Pass, BC – Northwest Ridge Integral D+ 5.8. For dog owners there’s another way to get to top. Mount Macdonald - Mount Webb Loop. Not a long hike, but similar in style to Mt. The ropes are gone, so be extra careful coming down :). The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete. Mount McDonald and Malcolm Mountain is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Langford, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Great hike with amazing views, quite a few steep sections with wet slippery rocks. When you get to the steep part with ropes. Lots of steep slippery sections. Mount Lady MacDonald is a mountain with amazing views from up top. Mount McDonald is a 12.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Mount Sir Donald, a huge pyramid of Matterhorn shape, offers many splendid routes on good quality rock varying from 5.0 to 5.8, with no particularly easy way off. Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: summer fall From: Rauken. Paying attention should keep you on track, but people do get lost, so I must say that there is a bit of route-finding to pick a good trail. Looking forward to going back during the dryer months. See photos here for an idea. I did this. Mount Yamnuska has a good hiking trail about halfway up, then you switch to the backside and it's a whole mess of trails. Trail Guides - Canada Simon Ennals July 16, 2019 lady mac, hike, hikinh, Hike Guide, lady macdonald, mount lady macdonald, hiking, canmore, Kananaskis Comment Facebook 0 Twitter Pinterest 0 Previous Mount Lady Mac is definitely one of the most challenging and beautiful hikes in the area, in my books, and my favourite hike in Canada to date! Mount McDonald via MacDonald Trail is a 2.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Langford, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The Lady MacDonald trailhead is one of those The first time we looked for it we missed it and ended up walking up the cougar creek river bed (boulders) past the debris fence and then doubled back to the Mountane Traverse. Strongly recommend considering another route for descent. Ahead we could see hikers taking off on a trail into the woods so we checked with someone who looked like a local. Wasn’t quite sure if we followed the correct route since we started at a trail head that was marked “No public access”. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete. Elevation Gain 1667m (342m from the Macdonald-Webb col). We also did not see any rope along the way so we had to be careful with our descent since there some steep slippery areas. Jesse from CANADA writes: Early season access to North face or NW ridge is imperative for crossing slide alder … its great steep hike.. my 6 yrs old son was able to conquer it with assistance going down on those steep areas.. Good little trail for a short hike. Travel Alberta and its partners make every … This peak is located just north-east of Canmore Alberta. The only slightly confusing part could be finding the trail head for the first time, but there's some good descriptions in other reviews to help with that. Photo credit: William McFarlane Notman. The hike up Mount Lady MacDonald is short and steep, so you will find yourself zig-zagging up the mountain. 3 Reviews of Mount Webb "This hike starts from the Chilliwack Lake parking lot. Make sure to be careful on the way down. Finding the trail is the crux of the hike if you only go as far as the heli-pad. The Macdonalds travelled on the new national railway through the Canadian Rockies in 1886 on their way to Vancouver. Not suitable for dogs or children. print. We ended up on a well-worn gravel/snow path beside a small stream. Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling, Skiing: Season: Spring, Summer, Fall: Elevation: 10816 ft / 3297 m: Sign the Climber's Log! Continue north past houses in a residential neighbourhood until the trail takes a noticeable bend to the left. The first best thing about the Lady Mac trail is that the trailhead is located right next to the Iron Goat Pub. Love this hike up the steep side! Some rope assist sections through chimney type areas. Mount Lady Macdonald is a technical scramble with a knife edge traverse required to reach the true summit. Great views will peek out regularly, so be prepared to stop and enjoy these wonderful views. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Short and steep. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Mount Macdonald. With 1200m of elevation gain to the top, Lady MacDonald is a … There's even a small section where you get to use a couple of ropes to help pull yourself upwards - however may be a bit tricky if you are bringing your pup - have heard there is a trail to the right of the ropes that will bypass this area in that case. May 9, 2009. fullscreen. This is not a technical trip, it's just LONG. The Mount Lady Macdonald trail begins at Cougar Creek, starting out as a leg burner through the forest, then meandering through boulders, halfway up. Finalyson (and not nearly as busy, which is a big plus) in that it's a steep ascent and the opposite heading down. (Update Sept 2020 - ropes are no longer there.) Steep and slippy. Great view from the top. Beautiful views at the top. Sitting just east of Banff, Mount Lady MacDonald is well known among Canmore residents and avid hikers in the region. Mount McDonald and Malcolm Mountain is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Langford, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. edit text Steep. Mostly road and poorly marked and neglected trails after the power line. add review. The first good views… The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Mount McDonald via MacDonald Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Langford, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. Perhaps best known for her magnitude, she towers over the Bow River Valley, peaking at a staggering 2,606 m (8,550 ft). I recommend a gps with you as the backside is not a well defined trail. Elevation Gain 895m. MacDonald Circuit (D6), 1.4km return, allow 35 minutes, easy grade. From here you can see all the way to Mount Si, including the incredibly popular Rattlesnake Ledge. Probably not the best hike to do if it's wet or raining outside as some sections have smooth rock faces and can be as slippery as a grease-covered eel. Lady Macdonald is located just outside the town of Canmore and is a local favourite because of its convenient location. Trip Report: If you fancy long alpine ridge climbs with short approaches, you might enjoy Mt. Gets quite steep the closer you get to the summit and very muddy. Not well marked at all, made our way to the top but taking anything that looked like a trail but made it to the top where marking became at more visible and the way down was pretty steep. add gps. Never hiked it any other way, so I look forward to exploring. I did the round loop today; steep side up, easier trail out. Mount McDonald Summit Track (5.2km), Cotter Avenue, ACT Mount McDonald Summit Track is a 5.2km, grade 3 return hike, located in Cotter Avenue, ACT. 3 Reviews of Mount Macdonald "It was a hot day with hardly any breeze. We followed some other people more familiar with Mount MacDonald down an alternate route that takes you down and out by the Mount Wells parking lot. Hiked on May 30/2020 Looking at Mount Lady MacDonald from Canmore. Can’t imagine it being very dog friendly for most! It is a geat place to get some exercise and if the weather cooperates offers a fine view of the mountains on the opposite side of the Bow Valley. Mount Macdonald Climbing Notes. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Activities: climb hike Seasons: spring fall summer From: Kiwibirdman. It can take anywhere fro… I want to do. That trail is less steep and can be hiked by dogs and older kids, but more difficult to find so be patient and have an accurate GPS to help find that trail if you go that way. We asked a few hikers along the way but they were unsure of this themselves because they were hiking in the opposite direction. The view at the top is excellent and well worth it to stay a few extra minutes and take some pics. fullscreen. Type: out-and-back. At 3.8 miles, reach the quarry. Short but fairly challenging. More; Overview. It is still in good condition though, and well marked except at the beginning. Needless to say we did not hike to the summit! Waugh Creek Falls Viewpoint from Humpback Reservoir, Goldstream Falls via Gold Mine, Arbutus Ridge, Upper Goldstream, and Prospector's Trail Loop, Goldstream Falls from Goldstream Campground, Mount McDonald, John Stick Peak and Mt Braden, Humpback to Goldstream Heights via Great Canada Trail, The Veitch Carriageway and Sooke-Flowline Loop, John Stick Peak, Malcolm Mountain, and Plateau Peak, Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park Reserve. This is not a maintained trail anymore, but it receives enough traffic to keep the pathways clear from what I can see. Trail. Time: 4 hrs. We don’t follow these smaller paths, preferring to stay on main trail. After after a 6-7 hour round trip and 1.2 kms of vertical, a big pint of beer and a burger is a welcome sight! Mount Lady Macdonald Kananaskis, Alberta May 27, 2005 . The boulders, sparse forest, and views of the Bow River Valley make for a classic mountain landscape that isn't always offered by forested walks to lakes, or hikes up scree slopes. Mount MacDonald Total Distance: 4 km. Also known as Lady MacDonald Tea House Hike. Chose to do a bigger loop along the road to avoid the slippery trail down in the rain. Great views after a relatively steep, well marked ascent. It gains elevation pretty quickly and soon you are able to get some good views of the ridge to the south. This area of land was named after Miss Jessie MacDonald, who generously donated part of this area to become a National Park in 1933. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. From the Cougar Creek Trailhead by the parking lot follow the well-defined trail to the left (west) of the river. When we tried it the second time we did find it and had a great hike up to the tree line on the mountain. add photo. BBQ and Picnic Shelter. well worth the effort. Mount Lady MacDonald is one slog of an uphill hike that has so much scenic variety and insane vantage points that will make tomorrow's sore leg muscles totally worth it! After that it's quite a scramble. Rather, we stopped at the "Tea House Platform" (They tried to build a tea house up here many years ago before they realized nobody was climbing up 900 metres for a cup of tea I suppose) and sat back to enjoy the views. Dry and dusty, but a great view as usual. Great views! edit text . Reads:370 Likes:2 . Lots of places NOT to lose your footing. Peak 8893, Kakashe Mountain, and south to the Bitterroots; Sheepshead (West McDonald Peak), and the broad Mission Valley. Good mountain views, go counterclockwise if wet, less slipping. Once you get to the col you can go left or right to MacDonald or Webb. Macdonald’s Northwest ridge. Mount McDonald and The Nobs is a 19.8km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Alpine National Park, Victoria. You can see most of the 18 peaks of Mount Rundle, Ha Ling peak, Miner peak, Lawrence Grassi, the Three Sisters, Rimwall, Mount Lougheed, and to the south, Grotto and Parts of Gap Peak to name just a few. The trail through the forest is quite wide, with lots of mosquitoes near the shallow Radium Lake. Had to double check the route a couple of times too. print. Comparable to Mt Finlayson. After a long hike taking gradual switchbacks and then following a ridge up to the col just above the treeline.Just above the treeline you'll find a large helicopter landing pad, a steel ramp for paragliders, and the remains of a teahouse that was being constructed but is now abandoned. 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