Kananaskis, Alberta

East End of Rundle Scramble

4.7 Miles Total - 2880 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by James Hueser

Easy scramble up one of the peaks surrounding Canmore. Mount Rundle is a great shoulder season hike.

This well marked, fun hike that has a bit of everything, from easy forest walking, to steep slabs, minor hands on scrambling, and a scree slope to the summit.

From the parking lot, head north up the hill, where the trail begins around the power poles. There a few different paths to start, so it's somewhat of a gamble as to what you'll get. Most should be of relatively moderate grade and they all join into a single trail early on.

Once on the main trail, there's not much to it - the trail is well used and therefore well defined, so it's not much more than putting one foot in front of the other. As a mild warning to beginners at scrambling, at points the trail gets a bit exposed along the east side of the ridge, but otherwise it can be done by anyone in any season.

While you don't actually achieve the true summit of Mount Rundle, you still get to tower over the Bow Valley and Canmore, where you can stare out to Goatview Peak in Spray Valley. An excellent way to spend the day with a few friends!

Getting here: The trail is just 10 minutes out of Canmore, following Highway 742. Parking is available at the Goat Creek parking lot which is just a few hundred meters south of the East End of Rundle (EEOR) trailhead.

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Lovely but very busy

I tend to hike for some peace. I think lots of us have that idea. This guys is lovely but quite busy, especially now that Ha Ling is closed. Try to go in low times like late afternoon.

East End of Rundle Scramble

Amazing hike! Not difficult, with amazing geology and view of the Grassi Lake.

Fun hike

Fun hike- very very steep with lots of rock scrambling Could still see a lot of mammals things so you didn’t really feel like you were getting out into nature :/ could see the parking lot the whole time Lots of loose rocks to navigate but still fun, a good work out & beautiful altogether

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