Cory and Edith Passes

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Beatuiful and amazing Rock Formations but very Strenuous and Challenging hike but nice Views.
Sep 2019
My Dad and I did this Very Challenging and Strenuous hike We hicked It in the Clockwise Direction as it was Steep going to Cory Pass and going down a Rock wall Before Cory Pass. It was Very Steep going up but views were worth it. Once we got up to Cory Pass was Cool Gargoyle rocks. Decending Cory pass to get to Edith pass was a shail path that you had to be very careful with but one place was a little hard to find route finding but we found it after other people helped us. The descent on shale was a little tough but after cory pass my dad and I had to climb up again to edith pass and after again through a forest but after that finally a decent down but loop was worth it but tiring at the end but would have been a more knee banger decending the Cory pass way it was easier but challenging going up cory pass. Then back in forest back to parking lot. Took us a full 5 to 6 hours to do the loop. For those who want a easer way do edith pass before climbing shale after pass. But you will be in lots of forest before edith pass but would be easier going down that and dont do the shale to cory pass after edith pass. I'm happy on the decent it was a little easier after cory and edith pass in the Clockwise Direction. But I recommend just Edith for a better decent then cory pass at the fork. For those who want a shorter hick I recommend Edith pass and go back the same way you came. May be a little hard to see Edith when you hike there but ok. You will be mostly in Forest For edith till you get there. But for those with lots of time to do full loop do it Clockwise up cory and through edith. Plan Accordingly and look up weather forecast Not Recommended in rainy weather for this or be very careful on rocks. It was fun but my dad and I may not do this again or I might just do it just to Edith pass and back and not full loop. I gave this hick a 5 for amazing Senery and the views and Unique rock Formations.

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tsullivanmd3
Chantilly, VA15 contributions
An excellent hike worthy of the effort required on a very difficult trail. The initial climb up Cory Pass is long and steep after which the pitch flattens some although still a ways to the summit. The trail is poorly marked so strongly advise access to online trail app to help stay on track. We did not have such and got off track; luckily connected with others who had such access and made a world of different.
There is a long hike along ridge line with superb views and several rock scrambles including a steep downward section. We are 68 and able to finish the loop although a bit slower than most.

Along with the suggestion to have access to a trail app I would also advise not doing in inclement weather as trail would be very slippery.
Written 9 October 2019
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Andrew R
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada68 contributions
Couples
My Dad and I did this Very Challenging and Strenuous hike We hicked It in the Clockwise Direction as it was Steep going to Cory Pass and going down a Rock wall Before Cory Pass. It was Very Steep going up but views were worth it. Once we got up to Cory Pass was Cool Gargoyle rocks. Decending Cory pass to get to Edith pass was a shail path that you had to be very careful with but one place was a little hard to find route finding but we found it after other people helped us. The descent on shale was a little tough but after cory pass my dad and I had to climb up again to edith pass and after again through a forest but after that finally a decent down but loop was worth it but tiring at the end but would have been a more knee banger decending the Cory pass way it was easier but challenging going up cory pass. Then back in forest back to parking lot. Took us a full 5 to 6 hours to do the loop. For those who want a easer way do edith pass before climbing shale after pass. But you will be in lots of forest before edith pass but would be easier going down that and dont do the shale to cory pass after edith pass. I'm happy on the decent it was a little easier after cory and edith pass in the Clockwise Direction. But I recommend just Edith for a better decent then cory pass at the fork. For those who want a shorter hick I recommend Edith pass and go back the same way you came. May be a little hard to see Edith when you hike there but ok. You will be mostly in Forest For edith till you get there. But for those with lots of time to do full loop do it Clockwise up cory and through edith. Plan Accordingly and look up weather forecast Not Recommended in rainy weather for this or be very careful on rocks. It was fun but my dad and I may not do this again or I might just do it just to Edith pass and back and not full loop. I gave this hick a 5 for amazing Senery and the views and Unique rock Formations.
Written 21 September 2019
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Rachael L
Calgary, Canada52 contributions
Friends
Amazing hike. absolutely breath taking. very hard on the knees going down. Recomend doing it clock wise. Bringing dogs is ok. but if your dog is a city dog and not use to hiking. i would not suggest it.
Written 3 August 2019
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BlueHero
New Jersey236 contributions
Family
Strenuous trail lasts 9.3 miles (15KM) and locates inside Banff National Park. We took the hiking loop clockwise, so to glide down the rock scrambles from Cory pass. There were still snow patches in many places. Of course the view was stunning.
Written 2 July 2019
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Sandra H
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada205 contributions
I did this hike with a group as a loop in the counter-clockwise direction. The hardes scrambling was about halfway up. Mounts Edith and Louis are spectacular and the hike is very open before and after Cory Pass with great views. The last third is in the forest, pleasant but you have lost the views. I give four stars instead of five because there is no lake at the top!
Written 26 August 2018
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Shayna S
9 contributions
Couples
Take plenty of water and snacks. This is a pretty steep hike after the first kilometer until you get up yo the pass. A bit of scrambling and some steep edges. Probably the most difficult hike I have done but we finished it in about 5 hours. The views were absolutely stunning!
Written 10 August 2018
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Tom Z
Waukesha, WI318 contributions
Couples
I followed my son for a mile and a half up the Cory Pass trail, but it was a steep rise than I wanted. He continued on and I went back down to the trail intersection. This time I went up the "return" side of the circle towards Edith Pass. This was a much friendlier rate of ascent and I enjoyed it immensely. Dense forest and a few streams until I broke out into an avalanche field and got some great mountain shots. My son decided not to cross the snow from Cory Pass to Edith so we both returned back down and met up in the parking lot. Very nice views on both sides. I'll go back and do the Edit Pass side again!
Written 26 June 2018
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flagapon
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
Friends
The hike via Corey pass is callenging (in a good way) but really beautiful. The walk through the valley to get to Edith pass is also really cool. The last 2 hours of Edith pass are kind of boring, in the middle of the forest, plus we saw a bear and some grizzly furr. If you have the time, I would suggest going back through Corey pass again instead of Edith pass (although it must be tough descending)... but all and all an awesome hike.
Written 26 June 2018
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Ways2Travel Reiseblog
Germany171 contributions
Couples
The views during this hike are simply amazing, and coming up to Cory Pass, the scenery is even more stunning! Just make sure to walk clockwise, it is way steeper in the beginning though, but this way down would be quite sketchy. Prepare for a strenuous way up, take enough water and supplying snacks! Also make sure to get the right footwear since you end up in alpine terrain! But then, it's the ultimate experience!
Written 2 October 2017
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Graham G
Kamloops, Canada103 contributions
Family
My son and I did this hike in 4 hours 45 minutes with a 20 minute lunch half way and photo stops. Having only done this once I'm pleased we chose Cory to Edith rather than Edith to Cory.
Come off the highway at junction 1A and bear right following the sign for Fireside. Drive about 1km to the parking area, you can't drive any further as the road stops. Cross the wooden bridge and follow the trail to the right. After 10mins or so you reach your first signed junction, Cory is left and up, Edith is right and flat. We chose Cory and climbed gaining lots of height with spectacular views. You keep climbing heading towards the snow in the valley far ahead. After a couple of hours and some challenging rock climbs you reach that snow and can take a deserved lunch stop. From here you crest the ridge and drop into the valley behind. This is when we were glad we came this way as you decend along a shail path that would be a struggle for some in the opposite direction. That said, if we do make it back here we'd have to try it. Once off the shail you're back into the woods for the rest of the decent so not much to see from a scenic point of view.
There was a bear warning out at the time but we saw nothing but a few sheep. Take more water than you think you need, sunscreen and bug spray, the mosquitoes were massive and over friendly.
Written 24 July 2017
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