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Fairview Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 941' 287 m
Descent: -229' -70 m
High: 8,732' 2,661 m
Low: 7,791' 2,375 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 29% (16°)
Max Grade: 71% (35°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

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

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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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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

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 6 votes

#1

in Lake Louise

#1535

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#1

in Lake Louise

#9

in Alberta

#1,535

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