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blue Emerald Basin Trail

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Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 615' 187 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 4,904' 1,495 m
Low: 4,290' 1,308 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

The trail leading from Emerald Lake Trail into a secluded mountain valley with beautiful views.

Karl W

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Trails can be closed due to bear activity. Carry bear spray with you.

Description

To get to this trail, you'll have to take Emerald Lake Trail to the northwest corner. From there, the Emerald Basin Trail starts off flat and very straight. Eventually, it turns northwest and gains elevation very quickly. It is steep but does not require any scrambling. From where you begin to gain elevation to where the valley opens up, the trail is in dense forest so be mindful of bears.

Eventually, the trail exits the forest and the views open up! You'll hike along the creek draining the valley until you come to a rock field. Explore to your hearts content while enjoying the amazing views of the President, Vice President, Wapta Mt, Mt Stephan, and Burgess.

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Oct 21, 2018
Tony Redford
Trail in pretty good shape. Last 1.5-2 km were moderately icy. Microspikes helped. Excellent views! 7.3mi — 3h 40m

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