Distance 15.6 km return, height gain 472 m, moderate
A long approach along a logging road, then trail, gains you the cheerful green and white karst country of alpine meadows. By biking to the end of the logging road, the hiking can be cut down to 9.2 km.
Start: Hwy. 742 (Smith-Dorrien-Spray Trail) at Burstall Pass parking lot.
Difficulty: Overall a good well-marked trail. On the alluvial flat the route is marked with posts and you can expect to do some icy-cold paddling in early summer. Grades are moderately easy with one steep haul up the headwall above the flat. Remnant snow is likely in early summer.
Note: Trail in good condition. The minimal areas of flood damage have been cleaned up.
- The alpine meadows of Burstall and South Burstall passes
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #88
Trailhead: Burstall Pass 50.790847N, -115.303494W
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Last updated Aug 20, 2018