The Top 5 Backpacking Trips In The Canadian Rockies

Unfortunately the season for hiking the Skyline Trail is short. Don’t even think of booking campsites until late July after the snow has disappeared from The Notch. And by the end of September – in a good year – the season is over.

If you start at the Maligne Lake trailhead, then the total elevation gain over the length of the trip is 1205 meters (3953 feet), a tolerable amount of climbing over two to three days.

"The crux of the Skyline Trail"

"Heading for a lower elevation camping spot on the Skyline Trail"

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