- Length: 13.3 km return
- Elevation gain: 190 m loss
- Trailhead: Pipestone trailhead parking
- Single trackset
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
Parking is available at the trailhead.
When to go
Dates can vary based on conditions
The local custom is to ski the Pipestone Loop counter-clockwise, so everyone can make the most of the flowy downhill sections.
Plan to take a trailside break when glacier-capped Mount Temple comes into view.
There are several other great trails that link up with Pipestone. Make a day of it and ski the Hector, Drummond or Merlin trails.
Check the Parks Canada Trail Report for up to date conditions.
Let's do this
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