1817 Crowchild Trail N.W.
Next to the pedestrian overpass to the Banff Trail LRT Station
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Description: Moderate Hike (D3 - 4)
[b][url= http://files.meetup.com/1575023/Difficulty%20Ratings.pdf]Difficulty Rating (clickable): D3-4[/url]
The trail offers sunny aspen terraces, creek crossings, a meadow and an apparently spectacular view of the Threepoint Creek and Volcano Creek gorges. Views of Allsmoke Mountain are also promised.
There may be some bushwhacking along creek side.
Distance: +15 k (roundtrip; approximate)
Roundtrip Time: 10 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It’s the mountains.)
Driving Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours (return)
On Trail time: 5 - 6 hours
Elevation gain: approx. 400 m (Calgary Tower is 191m high)
Leaving Calgary, we head south towards Millarville. We continue on Hwy 549 to the Mesa. Butte campground. 200 m North of the campground we turn west onto a well access road. After crossing the bridge over Threepoint Creek we will drive 1.7 km to a road junction. Keeping right, we will drive another 500 m, once again crossing a bridge over Threepoint Creek. Park at an orange sign saying "Barricade Ahead". This should be the former Forgetmenot Mountain fire road and the trailhead.
- Rain Gear
- Bear Spray
- 2-3 litres of water
- Lunch & Extra Food
- First Aid Kit
- Bug Spray
- Sunscreen & a Hat (You never know, it could be a nice day)
- Hiking Poles