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Normal Route

Normal Route


Page Type: Route

Location: Alberta, Canada, North America

Object Title: Normal Route

Route Type: Easy Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-Up

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Page By: William Marler

Created/Edited: Jun 6, 2001 / Jun 6, 2001

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The hike starts at the Bow Falls Parking Lot below the Banff Springs Hotel. Walk across th bridge and to the end of the hole (golf) that is to your right. Sneak across the course to a main trail, the size of a car. This is the Spray River Trail.
Hike up the trail for about 20 minutes, keeping an eye open for a signed trail that leads off to the left in the trees.

Route Description

Follow the trail up.
You'll get to a signed intersection after an hour and a half. Take the right trail to the 'main summit'. From there the trail traverses for a while, you cross a large gulley then big up the trail on the other side as it starts climbing steeply up threw trees.
The trail is easy to follow pretty much all the way to the summit.

Essential Gear

Good hiking boots, maybe a walking pole as well.


You can buy a guidebook for 'Scrambles in the Canadain Rokies' at any bookstore or climbing store in Banff

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