Hiking The Redearth Creek

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Alberta.

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Northwest of Banff, the Redearth Creek Trail climbs an old fire road deep into the backcountry below the Great Divide (12km one-way). The scenic routes ascents 300m. The hiking trailhead is located of TC1 about 15 km west of Banff.

Overall, Redearth Creek is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 11 hikes in Alberta. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Redearth Creek including Ross Lake, Brewster Creek, Rundle Riverside and Skoki Valley.


Local Contact(s):  BNP (403) 762-1550; Banff Tourism (403) 762-8421; Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Gem Trek Recreation Map #5 (403) 932-4893

Recommended Book:  "Day Hiking Banff National Park" from Bryan Mansfield

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hostel International (403) 762-4122; Buffalo Lodge 762-2400; Brewster Lodge 762-2900; Ptarmigan Inn

Luxury Loding:  Banff Springs Hotel; Caribou Mountain Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Melissa's

Reference Source:  click here http://www.pc.gc.ca/

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/15/2016

ID:  6692


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