MOUNT LADY MACDONALD. Finalyson (and not nearly as busy, which is a big plus) in that it's a steep ascent and the opposite heading down. :) Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Mount McDonald and The Nobs is a 19.8km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Alpine National Park, Victoria. Great views after a relatively steep, well marked ascent. Hiked on May 30/2020 View is nice, but comparable to Mount Wells which is an official trail. Lots of places NOT to lose your footing. 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. Mount Macdonald – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering. Pretty dang steep. When we tried it the second time we did find it and had a great hike up to the tree line on the mountain. May 9, 2009. fullscreen. edit text Steep. Some steep areas. Dinah and I first attempted Mount Lady Macdonald but didn't get past the south summit because of rain. Beautiful view from the top. Trip Report: If you fancy long alpine ridge climbs with short approaches, you might enjoy Mt. We don’t follow these smaller paths, preferring to stay on main trail. 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. Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling, Skiing: Season: Spring, Summer, Fall: Elevation: 10816 ft / 3297 m: Sign the Climber's Log! 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! 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. Strongly recommend considering another route for descent. Town: Victoria, BC. Great views will peek out regularly, so be prepared to stop and enjoy these wonderful views. Steep and slippy. I want to do. print. For dog owners there’s another way to get to top. Mount Macdonald Climbing Notes. Peak 8893, Kakashe Mountain, and south to the Bitterroots; Sheepshead (West McDonald Peak), and the broad Mission Valley. The path follows logging road switchbacks and is largely unimproved until about 1500 feet up. Elevation: 2883 m; Difficulty: Best months to climb: Convenient center: Update info or location. Had to double check the route a couple of times too. Gets quite steep the closer you get to the summit and very muddy. We ended up on a well-worn gravel/snow path beside a small stream. Macdonald’s Northwest ridge. Elevation Gain 895m. Make sure to be careful on the way down. Reads:370 Likes:2 . The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. The trail wasn’t too difficult, however it’s quite steep in places and I had to turn back about halfway to the summit as my dog (pit mix) couldn’t make it up a portion of rock face that requires ropes (the ropes are there, no need for climbing gear, but expect 6-7 feet of more or less vertical rock) Will definitely do again without my dog as the view of Mt Wells and the west shore is gorgeous as you gain elevation, Very pretty! Took my dog up steep side (blue nose pitbull) he needed some help at the rope section. We certainly did. Never hiked it any other way, so I look forward to exploring. 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. That first trail in the woods takes you on t… Mount Macdonald - Mount Webb Loop. The first best thing about the Lady Mac trail is that the trailhead is located right next to the Iron Goat Pub. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. well worth the effort. More; Overview. 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. Mostly road and poorly marked and neglected trails after the power line. Great views! Great hike with amazing views, quite a few steep sections with wet slippery rocks. We asked a few hikers along the way but they were unsure of this themselves because they were hiking in the opposite direction. This area of land was named after Miss Jessie MacDonald, who generously donated part of this area to become a National Park in 1933. Lady Macdonald is located just outside the town of Canmore and is a local favourite because of its convenient location. Activities: climb hike Seasons: spring fall summer From: Kiwibirdman. add photo. This is not a maintained trail anymore, but it receives enough traffic to keep the pathways clear from what I can see. Mount MacDonald Total Distance: 4 km. Lots of steep slippery sections. As you rise, you will notice smaller paths go off at times. I did this. 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. Great view from the top. Trip: Mount Macdonald, Rogers Pass, BC – Northwest Ridge Integral D+ 5.8. The ropes are gone, so be extra careful coming down :). The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Le mont Macdonald (anglais : Mount Macdonald) est une montagne de la Colombie-Britannique située dans la chaîne Selkirk près du col Rogers.. Toponymie. add photo. 3 Reviews of Mount Macdonald "It was a hot day with hardly any breeze. add gps. Time: 4 hrs. views were stunning from the summit. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. I use Gaia app a few times today to stay on track. Steep side would be difficult for pets. The steepest points have ropes which are in good condition. Mount Lady MacDonald is a mountain with amazing views from up top. It gains elevation pretty quickly and soon you are able to get some good views of the ridge to the south. Date: 6/16/2013. Sitting just east of Banff, Mount Lady MacDonald is well known among Canmore residents and avid hikers in the region. The hike up Mount Lady MacDonald is short and steep, so you will find yourself zig-zagging up the mountain. 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. 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! Ahead we could see hikers taking off on a trail into the woods so we checked with someone who looked like a local. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Travel Alberta and its partners make every … The Mount Lady Macdonald trail begins at Cougar Creek, starting out as a leg burner through the forest, then meandering through boulders, halfway up. It is still in good condition though, and well marked except at the beginning. 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. 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. Mount Yamnuska has a good hiking trail about halfway up, then you switch to the backside and it's a whole mess of trails. We can add it! Hiked on July 15. add review. The Macdonalds travelled on the new national railway through the Canadian Rockies in 1886 on their way to Vancouver. 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. 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. 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. Don’t forget your camera on this one! Beautiful views at the top. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete. A nice circle route with plenty of good views. print. We hiked up to the abandoned tea house at 7,560 ft on Mount Lady MacDonald today. Good for a quick but higher grade climb. 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. 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. This is not a technical trip, it's just LONG. Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: summer fall From: Rauken. Not a long hike, but similar in style to Mt. Elevation Gain 1667m (342m from the Macdonald-Webb col). Trail. Jesse from CANADA writes: Early season access to North face or NW ridge is imperative for crossing slide alder … 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. When we returned two years later almost to the day, we had perfect conditions: dry rock, blue sky and calm winds. 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. 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 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. When you get to the steep part with ropes. Good mountain views, go counterclockwise if wet, less slipping. 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. fullscreen. Dry and dusty, but a great view as usual. Needless to say we did not hike to the summit! Can’t imagine it being very dog friendly for most! Our scramble of #LadyMacdonald and the summit knife ridge. Looking at Mount Lady MacDonald from Canmore. 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. 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. You have to have endurance for this one. Their endurance depleted due to the heat, some of our group abandoned the idea of summiting at various points along the … I did this. The view at the top is excellent and well worth it to stay a few extra minutes and take some pics. I did the round loop today; steep side up, easier trail out. I want to do. I think the view from MacDonald were more spectacular. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. 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 Wasn’t quite sure if we followed the correct route since we started at a trail head that was marked “No public access”. From the helipad you can go further up to the summit above, but we did not do 3 Reviews of Mount Webb "This hike starts from the Chilliwack Lake parking lot. Mount Lady Macdonald Kananaskis, Alberta May 27, 2005 . edit text . From here you can see all the way to Mount Si, including the incredibly popular Rattlesnake Ledge. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 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. It can take anywhere fro… 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. Mount Lady Macdonald is a technical scramble with a knife edge traverse required to reach the true summit. add review. Perhaps best known for her magnitude, she towers over the Bow River Valley, peaking at a staggering 2,606 m (8,550 ft). 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. It's mostly a 90% hike along a marked trail with good access. 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. 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. There is a narrow cabled section, and a little hands-on work. 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. Photo credit: William McFarlane Notman. Finding the trail is the crux of the hike if you only go as far as the heli-pad. Short but fairly challenging. 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. Mount Macdonald. 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. Muddy and slippery in the rain but a good challenge with proper gear. This peak is located just north-east of Canmore Alberta. After the lake the trail gets much steeper. Continue north past houses in a residential neighbourhood until the trail takes a noticeable bend to the left. Love this hike up the steep side! Chose to do a bigger loop along the road to avoid the slippery trail down in the rain. Some rope assist sections through chimney type areas. MacDonald Circuit (D6), 1.4km return, allow 35 minutes, easy grade. Not suitable for dogs or children. Comparable to Mt Finlayson. I recommend a gps with you as the backside is not a well defined trail. 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. At 3.8 miles, reach the quarry. After that it's quite a scramble. From the Cougar Creek Trailhead by the parking lot follow the well-defined trail to the left (west) of the river. 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. Short and steep. See photos here for an idea. I had to help my dog up in three separate sections. Also known as Lady MacDonald Tea House Hike. 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