Wondering what to do this weekend?
The fine folks at Hike365 and Highline Magazine have joined forces with our local audiences to create a top 12 list of the locals’ favourite hikes in the Rockies, within 3 hours launching from Banff. The survey we hosted in April came back with some incredible results, and we’ve pared it down to a top three in each category.
Now get out there and show this summer how it’s done!
A walk. A meditation. Hiking for relaxation. A great dog walk. A hike you’d take a visitor on to show them the goods. Great on a rainy day. Less than two hours return. Minimal elevation gain (1m – 300m).
It’s a workout. Great views. Never gets old. Could be a great after/before work micro-adventure (if you’re adventurous). Moderate grade, single track, minimal exposure. More than three hours return. Elevation gain (200m+) and/or moderate distance.
Push Yourself Hikes
Great views. Ridge lines, scrambles, alpine lakes and tarns, remote locations. You feel a definite sense of accomplishment when finished. Moderate-intense elevation gain (600m+) and/or long distance. Moderate to intense grade, single track, switchbacks, monderate-intense exposure.
A bucket list hike! More than 10 hours return or could require at least one overnight stay. Intense elevation gain (900m+) and/or long distance. Ridge lines, scrambles, backpacking trips, remote locations, alpine lakes and tarns, glaciers. Aggressive grade, single track, glacier travel.
Take a hike, man.