Distance 6.0 km return, height gain 375 m, moderate
The trail climbs to a low "pass" between two dramatic pieces of rock: Rimwall to the left and Windtower to the right.
Start: Hwy. 742 (Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail). 4.6 km south of Three Sisters Dam You can either park where the old dirt parking area was (lake side) or next to the start of the trail on the east side of the road.
Difficulty: Mostly easy hiking, with one slabby section tricky when wet.
Note: There is the option of hiking to the summit of Windtower #81. Although it's called a pass, it would be a difficult, loose scramble to descend to Wind Valley.
- West Wind Pass and Windtower. Photo Geoff Williams
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 3 Trail #80
Trail start: West Wind 50.97552N, -115.31981W
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Last updated Jul 17, 2016