Mount Fisher Trail (Cranbrook)


  • Rec Site #:REC2355
  • Type:
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Site Description: The Mount Fisher trail is steep and only partially defined. Rugged foot wear is recommended over running shoes. This popular trail begins by switchbacking up through the forested slopes to alpine meadows. From the lower cirque it climbs 150 metres to the upper cirque. To reach the south summit, cross directly to the back of the basin and ascend the gully. Technical climbing skills are not necessary, although route finding skills are required, as the top pitch is a scramble through blocky boulders. Caution is required. The steep, exposed slopes and rolling rock can be dangerous. There are also a number of alternate routes near the top that lead to cliffs. Hikers are encouraged to carry warm clothing and be prepared for sudden weather changes. Mount Fisher is a fantastic climb. It offers a spectacular panorama view of the Southern Rocky Mountain Trench, the Purcell Mountains and the Rocky Mountains.

  • Driving Directions:Main Access: Commencing at Fort Steele Historic Park, proceed north on Hwy 93/95 for 300 metres. Turn right onto the Wardner-Ft. Steele Road. Follow this road for 2.2 km to the Mause Creek Road. Turn left onto the Mause Creek Road and follow this rough, rocky road to the 8 km road marker. Park at the Mount Fisher trailhead sign. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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