East End Of Rundle (EEOR) (Canmore): Trail Report

East End of Rundle trail is pretty darn memorable. A few laughs, a few jaw dropping, and a few what-the-bananas moments really. We’re nothing but happy hearts for hiking this one! This is a poorly marked trail (easy to get off track/lost) with lots of scree to scramble at elevation.

Suggested Stops

Pre-hike we stopped at Beamers Coffee Bar (a local fave) for a large coffee and those epic absolutely-everything-in-them muffins for the hike. Their oat milk dirty chai’s are among the best. Afterwards it was straight to the Grizzly Paw for a burger (‘beyond meat’ burger for me!) and fries. This one is a bit of a tradition for us! Nothing better than a hearty meal post hike. Thankfully they’re used to dirty hikers because we didn’t get kicked out even though I’m pretty sure we smelled. Ha ha ha.

Important Insights

This is a poorly marked trail (easy to get off track/lost) with lots of scree to scramble at elevation. Recommended for experienced hikers only who carry the 10 essentials and engage in responsible recreation. This hike is also part of the Triple Crown of Canmore hikes.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, Stoney, Tsuu T'ina, and Michif Piyii (Métis) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

East End Of Rundle (EEOR) near Canmore is unmanaged. If there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Suggested Stops

Pre-hike we stopped at Beamers Coffee Bar (a local fave) for a large coffee and those epic absolutely-everything-in-them muffins for the hike. Their oat milk dirty chai’s are among the best. Afterwards it was straight to the Grizzly Paw for a burger (‘beyond meat’ burger for me!) and fries. This one is a bit of a tradition for us! Nothing better than a hearty meal post hike. Thankfully they’re used to dirty hikers because we didn’t get kicked out even though I’m pretty sure we smelled. Ha ha ha.

GPS Coordinates

51.06627305093139, -115.41708391488453

Street Address

AB-742, Canmore, AB T0L 2C0

Directions

You can actually park just prior to Goat Lake Parking Lot near the trail head near the end of Whitemans Pond. The trailhead itself is nothing more than a piece of red tape tied to an evergreen and a trail starting upwards. You’ll know you’re on the right trail when you come across the UXO (unexploded ordnance) sign. Ya, you read that one right. If the prospect of getting lost wasn’t a good enough motivator to stick to the trails, this might just do the trick.

Parking

See directions

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

Spring, summer, fall. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Unavailable. Check AllTrails.

Trailhead

See directions.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

6

Elevation Gain (m)

870

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Not recommended.