4. Hike the Heart Mountain Horseshoe Loop Trail
Heart Mountain Horseshoe Hike in Canmore is an incredible experience. However, be warned that this trail is a very challenging hike and not for beginners or those afraid of heights. Well, in other words, it’s one of the best trails to overcome your fear of heights if you have been wanting to! So, let go of your fear and tie your shoelace to embark on this adventure. The trail is very quiet and, if you can handle it, gives you incredible panoramic views (so, why miss it?).
A steep uphill climb of about 3 hours is the first part of the hike (you may have to climb rocks at times). Thus, it’s best to attempt this hike on a clear summer day when there are appealing and varied views.
The trail along the ridgeline will take you two hours more after reaching the summit. Even though it seems difficult now, it will be well worth it when you see the views!
In finality, you will have to travel approximately 2 hours down the mountain. You should be cautious on your way back to avoid any bad experiences on slippery parts of the trail.
Approximately 12 kilometers make up the entire trail. Although some claim that they can complete this hike in 6 hours, it may take about 7 to 8 hours for some to complete it.