Ha Ling Peak (Canmore): Trail Report

This uber popular hike went through some trail changes in order to accommodate the heavy foot traffic. The trail is wider and the switch backs longer along with some stairs. Parks Alberta stated that Ha Ling Peak see as many as 670 hikers in one day!

Suggested Stops

Grab a bagel (like the mountaineer!) from Rocky Mountain Bagel for a lunch on the ridge line or a coffee and quinoa salad (the cranberry and spinach is delish) from Beamer’s Coffee Bar!

Important Insights

Extremely popular trail, opt for hiking off peak hours and during the week if possible. Day pass for Kananaskis is required: https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.aspx?utm_source=redirect&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=GoA&utm_term=ConservationPass For more information about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf See the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskis

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

Ha Ling Peak Trail is managed by Alberta Parks.

Suggested Stops

Grab a bagel (like the mountaineer!) from Rocky Mountain Bagel for a lunch on the ridge line or a coffee and quinoa salad (the cranberry and spinach is delish) from Beamer’s Coffee Bar!

GPS Coordinates

51.06227, -115.41780

Street Address

AB-742, Canmore, AB T0L 2C0

Directions

An easy 9 km (17min) drive from downtown Canmore. From Three Sisters parkway, turn west onto Spray Lakes Rd (towards Spray lakes and the Nordic Centre). This turns into a bumpy gravel road! You will pass the Nordic Centre, Spray Lakes, Grassi Lakes, and Whitemans Pond. Park in the Goat Lake Parking Lot. The trail head is directly across the street. You’ll see a bridge and gravel walkway up to the woods. At the woods you’ll see the trail head signage and it’s clear trail from there on in.

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from Alberta Parks.

Trailhead

Located across the road from the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

8

Elevation Gain (m)

810

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.