We will car camp at Castle Falls Campground and do several day hikes from this base. It is possible to drive out as a day trip from Calgary (3 hour drive), but there is no cel service at the campground to accommodate last minute changes.
Distance 8 km
Driving Distance/time: 190km/2:40
Park near a Shell Waterton gas well. Follow the trail along a gas pipeline right of way for less than a km, then easily up over grass and scree through a series of undulating plateaus to the final ascent up a moderate scree slope. Excellent views overlooking the prairies, down to Waterton Park.
Return the same way.
Difficulty: medium/hard off trail, requires moderate bushwalking, route finding, awkward scree/talus cross slopes.
The organizer is not a paid guide. While we will hike as co-adventurers, participants must be fully capable of independently travelling and navigating through wilderness terrain.