This strenuous route ranks among the finest (and hardest) day hikes in the Rockies. The route starts at the Whiskey Jack trailhead near Takakkaw Falls, and climbs to Yoho Lake before ascending onto the sky-top flanks of Wapta Mountain.

The route descends through forest and ends on Hwy 1, around 1.3km east of Field. In total it’s a route of 18.3km (11.4 miles), with an elevation gain of 1010m (3314ft).