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Mount Lady MacDonald ⛰

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Distance
2.92 mi
Elevation gain
3,281 ft
Technical difficulty
Very difficult
Elevation loss
52 ft
Max elevation
7,686 ft
TrailRank 
12
Min elevation
4,514 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
1005
Uploaded
July 16, 2018
Recorded
July 2018
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7,686 ft
4,514 ft
2.92 mi

near Canmore, Alberta (Canada)

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Itinerary description

Mount Lady MacDonald is a mountain with amazing views from up top.

Be prepared for a fairly long day, people have run up and down the mountain in a matter of 3hrs but an average hiker takes 6-7hrs to complete this hike with rest stops at the helicopter landing pad and the summit. Take lots of water as there is quite a bit of exposure and the sun can really heat you up. The elevation gain to the summit is 1200m.

Check the Kananaskis trail reports for any bear closures. The trails are very popular and well used by hikers and mountain bikers.

From the Cougar Creek parking area, stay on the West side of the creek and follow the wide trail up into the Benchlands trail system. Soon you'll leave the Benchlands trails behind as you switchback your way up the mountain.

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. A gazebo just to the east of the teahouse sits on the edge of a large cliff. The views from here are spectacular.

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