// November 30th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Hikes
I had the opportunity to sit down with a long time staff member and local – Greg Ross. His love and passion for the area fascinated him to live and work in Field, BC
at Cathedral Mountain Lodge
for 5 years and was ecstatic to share his opinions:
Q: What are your favorite hikes in the area?
An easy trail steps away from Cathedral Mountain Lodge that takes you to an old train that was used in the making of Spiral Tunnels.
Greg's snapshot of Johnston Canyon
If you work your way through the 760m elevation gain through the trees and you will be rewarded with a stunning lake cradled by Castle Mountain. If you’d like an easier hike for the area opt for the well maintained and popular Johnston Canyon.
Frequented by wildlife this is a fairly flat trail that emerges through the trees to a stunning lookout about waterfalls fed by the Kicking Horse River. Continue further for more views of Wapta falls and a beach of glacial sedimentary sand near the base of the falls.
One of the easiest scrambles in the park this peak may not be the tallest in the area but you get a 360-degree view of countless mountains, avalanche chutes, valley floors and all around stunning scenery. On your way down make sure to complete your day in the mountains with a stop for a treat at the Lake Agnes teahouse
Q: Don’t Waste Your Time in The Canadian Rockies hiking guide is a gift we give our guests with certain packages. Do you have your own hikes you wouldn’t waste your time with again?