Ha Ling Peak overlooks Canmore. The hike takes about 2 to 3 hours with roughly 2300 ft elevation gain, about 6km. Hiking poles recommended for the descent. This hike is a favorite among the locals, many trail runners train here. Try to start early. Take a raincoat. As with any mountain, the weather can change quickly. All in all this is a fun hike, and a great one to do if you don’t have a ton of time. At the same time, it’s a moderate hike, I wouldn’t say it’s really easy. Take breaks or nibble appropriately if you need to. You’ll need approach or hiking shoes for this one.
I managed to stitch a few images together in a panorama that you can view by clicking the view fullscreen icon in the top right corner below. You may need Microsoft Silverlight for this to work properly. There are also button for zooming in and out.
Here’s the view from the top in various directions 🙂 Fullscreen view is available by clicking “Go fullscreen” in the top right corner below. Don’t forget to mouse over the picture in fullscreen view to view the caption.
For mobile users I’m embedding thumbnails of these below.