Castle Lookout

Difficulty Rating Distance Elevation Gain Description Misc.
3 (Moderate)7.4 km520 metresAn excellent hike within Banff National Park that offers some of the most stunning views of the most prominent and well-known peaks around.  The beginning of this hike will test some people's patience as we move through forested lodgepole pine and Engleman Spruce.  Yet as we emerge from the trees, the vista that awaits will reward you with views of Kootenay National Park, Mount Temple, and of course, Castle Mountain.  As this hike takes us into the Park, interpretation regarding Park history, development and current events will make the journey interesting and worthwhile.