Cory and Edith Pass Trail
Around here we love a loop hike, and this one offers it all – and then some. Cory and Edith passes are generally completed together on a circular route that covers all the terrain the Canadian Rockies are famous for. This 15 km circuit climbs and descends over 1000 metres of elevation and offers a bit of everything. There’s a steep climb to Cory Pass in the alpine zone, a traverse through the other-worldly “Gargoyle Valley”, a contour route around the base of Mount Edith and a lovely stroll down through lush forest.
Good To Know
- 6+ hrs
- Jun - oct
- Length: 13 km loop
- Elevation gain: 915 m
- Hiking time: 6 hour round trip
- Trailhead: Fireside Day-use Area
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
We recommend beginning this loop with the ascent to Cory Pass even though it’s steeper – it’s easier to go up than down, and the views will distract you!
There are some short sections of scrambling on this trail.
As you circle around Mount Edith, look up to spot rock climbers making their way to the summit.