Distance 11.2 km return, height gain 884 m, strenuous
The old Cameron Lookout on top of Mt. Burke is one of K Countryâ€™s #nest viewpoints. The pack trail, built along the southwest ridge is one of K Countryâ€™s most exciting routes.
Start: Hwy. 940 (Forestry Trunk Road) at Cataract Creek campground access road.
Difficulty: A good trail now leads to the old pack trail from that comes up from Salter Creek. On the mountain the trail is well-marked with cairns. Below treeline are many switchbacks at a moderate grade. Above treeline the footing is shale, scree and rock. A short rock ridge may intimidate novice hikers.
The old route using Salter Creek is no longer used as the creek is choked with deadfall. Map of start
- The upper part of the Mount Burke trail
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 5 Trail #67
Trailhead: Cataract Creek 50.28654N, -114.579829W
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Last updated May 24, 2016