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A class one ascent up Fairview Mountain with excellent views of Bow Valley and Lake Louise.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

8,732' 2,661 m

High

7,791' 2,375 m

Low

941' 287 m

Up

229' 70 m

Down

29%

Avg Grade (16°)

71%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs Unknown

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To get to this trail, you'll need to first take the Saddleback Trail to the top of the saddle between Saddle Mountain and Fairview Mountain. From the broad saddle, look for this trail on the west side just before the thick short pines on the southern end of the saddle. The trail will pass through some pines very quickly and then you'll be above the tree line for the rest of the hike - be mindful of the weather.

The trail should be really clear the whole way. It switchbacks a little on the ascent, but the switchbacks are fairly small for the most part. Thus, the trail can seem a little steep, but it never requires any scrambling.

Before you know it, you'll be at the summit. Enjoy the excellent views of Lake Louise far below and to the north, Mount Temple to the south, Bow Valley to the east, and the Plain of Six Glaciers to the west.

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Karl W

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 7 votes

#1

in Lake Louise

#1304

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  4.7 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Lake Louise

#7

in Alberta

#1,304

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Enjoy phenomenal views of Sheol Mountain and Haddo Peak at the junction of the Saddleback Mountain Trail and Fairview Mountain Trail.
Mar 10, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
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Oct 18, 2021
Alyssa Cross
Saddleback trail to Fairview 6.6mi — 5h 38m
Aug 8, 2019
Etienne Tourigny
Jun 26, 2019
Rick Zieser
Aug 14, 2018
Chris Urtz
Steep as hell but worth the climb.
Sep 7, 2017
bram smets
Jun 30, 2014
Brennan Boland
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