HUNCHBACK HILL
Distance 6.6 km return, height gain 430 m, moderate
Rising unseen above Lusk Pass trail to the northeast are the Hunchback Hills, located between Lusk Creek, Highway 68 and Powderface Trail the road. This fairly short and easy route is the fastest way to the highest top at 425528 — an exceptional viewpoint.
Start: Powderface Trail (road) at Lusk Pass trailhead. There are now (Nov 2018) two possible starts: The old trail and a new logging road. See Note below.
Difficulty: Easy hiking with a trail to follow in some places. The majority of the route is flagged.
Note: Logging has occurred along the first 1.5 km of Lusk Pass trail. While the old trail is still in place, there is a logging road above it that for the next few years may provide easier travelling. The logging has affected the start of the Hunchback Hills trail.
Starting on the logging road: After about 720 m, look for an obvious skid track on the right (picture on Hunchback Hills Horseshoe page). Head up it for a few metres to where a short, flagged route joins the Hunchback Hill trail at the top of the logged area.
Starting on the old trail: Follow the trail for 710 m. A demolished cairn marks the spot where you take off up the hillside. You soon come to the logging road. A few metres to the left you will find the skid track mentioned above. See sketch map
For a longer hike see the Hunchback Hills Horseshoe.

Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #76

Trailhead: Lusk Pass 50.986906N, -114.955877W

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Last updated Nov 14, 2018