Mount Redoubt

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Very Hard
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16.7 km
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1,264 m
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Mount Redoubt Scramble

The scramble to the summit of Mount Redoubt takes hikers through the incredible Skoki area, which is popular for backpackers and horseback riders. You will begin on the less busy side of the Bow Valley at the Lake Louise Ski Resort and follow flowing creeks up Boulder Pass before reaching views of Ptarmigan Lake and Redoubt Lake from Mount Redoubt.

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Route Description for Mount Redoubt

The Mount Redoubt scramble is technical and difficult. This is reserved for experienced scramblers who are comfortable with exposure.

Starting from the Fish Creek parking lot, continue up the dirt road to the back of the Lake Louise Ski Resort. You will pass underneath a ski lift before traversing a ski run to enter the forest. The beginning of this route is well marked with both Parks Canada signs and signs for Skoki Lodge. You will follow trail signs towards Skoki Lodge.

You will want to have a GPS track for this route as it is complicated. From a plank crossing a stream, you will see a drainage that is likely full of avalanche debris. This is where you will begin your climb. The drainage will take you up through Redoubt Bowl, which is a popular ski descent in winter. Trend left and then traverse the upper cliff bands to the right before continuing to the final summit feature.

There is a lot of route finding on the scramble of Mount Redoubt, so having a good idea of the route and a GPS is important to making it to the top. From above, you will have incredible vistas of Redoubt Lake, Ptarmigan Lake, Deception Pass, and Fossil Mountain.

Getting to the Mount Redoubt Trailhead

From the Trans-Canada Highway take the exit for Lake Louise. Follow signs to the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the opposite direction of the Lake Louise Village. Pass by the entrance to the Bow Valley Parkway on your right and look for signs for Fish Creek road and Skoki Lodge. Take the dirt road on your right until you reach a parking lot. This is Fish Creek trailhead where you will begin your hike.

Route Information

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  • Backcountry Campsites

    Hidden Lake (Sk5) Parks Canada

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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