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Cory and Edith Passes

Highway 1A, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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One of the best hikes, worth every effort!

The views during this hike are simply amazing, and coming up to Cory Pass, the scenery is even more... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Christian G
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Vancouver, Canada
Well worth the effort, amazing.

My son and I did this hike in 4 hours 45 minutes with a 20 minute lunch half way and photo stops... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Graham G
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Kamloops, Canada
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  • Average5%
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“day hike” (4 reviews)
“the loop” (2 reviews)
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Highway 1A, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The views during this hike are simply amazing, and coming up to Cory Pass, the scenery is even more stunning! Just make sure to walk clockwise, it is way steeper in the beginning though, but this way down would be quite sketchy. Prepare for a...More

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My son and I did this hike in 4 hours 45 minutes with a 20 minute lunch half way and photo stops. Having only done this once I'm pleased we chose Cory to Edith rather than Edith to Cory. Come off the highway at junction...More

2  Thank Graham G
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This hike, near Banff, makes a nice loop trail. By the time you get around the backside you have left all of civilization behind you. A good antidote to the busy main street of Banff. It is a good workout, so you need to be...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been wanted to do this hike for some times and finally get the chance to see this magnificent Cory and Edith pass. This hike is not and easy hike with some scrambling up the pass, beautiful ledges along the mt. Edith, loose scree...More

1  Thank AMSHL
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We loved every part of it, because the view and changing landscape are amazing! The hike is challenging though, very long and steep with lots of gravel in the end.

1  Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

As many other reviewers have noted the hike to Cory Pass is a challenge with long sections of steep climbing. We probably climbed 600m in the 2nd and 3rd kms of the walk. There then follows a km or so of ups and down in...More

1  Thank DandJandFam
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes ever, but it is very difficult. Lots of steep grades, some scrambling, and even some boot skiing. Do not attempt if you are not a relatively experienced hiker and in good shape.

Thank wmleler
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This hike is challenging but the views at the top are worth it. The entire loop through both passes is 8.5 miles according to our Garmin. The entire hike took us about 5.5 hours. I would recommend hiking clockwise so that you can continue to...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I'm told Cory Pass is very rewarding, so I am giving this hike 3 stars based on the lousy Edith Pass section (which on it's own, I would give NO stars). If you've been hiking for a few years, you've done some great ones, and...More

1  Thank RussV1970
Reviewed 5 July 2016

As someone who has had little difficulty with trails designated "challenging" in the Lower 48, I was surprised to discover that in Canada, they really mean it! This was a tough hike, with quite steep (30-35% grades), a steep chimney to descend, some very loose...More

Thank MLeininger
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Laura S
16 August 2017|
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Response from Graham G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there were a couple of occasions during the first half of the hike that were a little unclear, one especially where the trail appears to head out on a rocky ledge. Here though ,if you look up to the left, there was a... More
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mbosch1024
22 March 2016|
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Response from Bob_White22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello mbosch102, Unless you are a marathoner you will be getting finished nearly at dark or even after. The last part of the hike (if you do it in the clock-wise route) is pretty easy, so I guess you could do it if you... More
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