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Always a Good Hike

Recent cold weather and early season snow made some of our party feel this hike was not worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
17KAG
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Edmonton, Canada
One of the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies

Wilcox Pass is a real gem. Since you start off a relatively high altitude, it doesn't take long for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allan L
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Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent cold weather and early season snow made some of our party feel this hike was not worth the effort. But, we had been here before and knew better. The day was fresh, but we soon warmed up as we gained elevation. We passed some...More

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wilcox Pass is a real gem. Since you start off a relatively high altitude, it doesn't take long for you to get above the treeline and get into the sub-alpine zone. 45 minutes or so will get you to the pair of red Muskoka chairs...More

Thank Allan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been advised to consider this hike instead of Parker Ridge as it would be a lot less busy and the views would be at least as good. When we drove past, the Parker Ridge trailhead car-park was pretty full, so we heeded the advice...More

Thank RichieRock
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Spectacular views. Not an easy hike. Early trail is uphill while stepping around roots of trees. If you pass on past the red chairs, and onto the Ridge, you will be rewarded. I did the hike on Sunday Sept 10th. Beautiful sunny clear day. I...More

1  Thank Blargh_Bah
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A chance to get away from the high season crowds to enjoy some dramatic scenery. Deserves its reputation as one of the best hikes in the Rockies.

Thank David T
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We set out for this hike (mid June) with lovely sunshine but it wasn't long before the wind blew up and whistled over the pass. I think we suffered a little bit of exposure. Luckily we had tea and coffee with us so that got...More

1  Thank qldjulie
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were travelling from Calgary to Hinton along the Parkway in one day so didn't have too much time for getting out and exploring. This hike was recommended as quick with big rewards and it did not disappoint. The first part of the trail is...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We really enjoyed this hike due to the different scenery we passed through. The bighorn sheep were on the trail toward the top and we had to stand there and wait for them to move through, which was exciting. Some sections of the trail were...More

Thank LaursieBug
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

After a relatively short steep climb through the forest, this hike takes you across the alpine meadows to Wilcox Pass, with breathtaking views of the Columbia Icefield for most of the way. At the pass, take the trail to Wilcox Ridge, a additional kilometer or...More

2  Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This 8km r/t hike is a pretty one, with sites of the glacier all along the trail. You get at eye level with the mountain across the highway and when you reach the end, there are hardly any people that you feel like you have...More

1  Thank Donna H
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hamonsieur
15 May 2016|
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Response from 585RalphK | Reviewed this property |
Hi again,spending two hours on this trail is still well worth it you will get high enough in one hour to have an awsome view,that's what my answer said its up and back so you can judge your time avalable ,I just think it's... More
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