Forget flying; this sky-high view is unreal. We are blessed to have so many stunning trails to enjoy so close to home. But if you are up for the challenge, there is one adventure that will reward you with views so gorgeous they will leave you speechless. Together with your BFF, you need to try this 5.6-kilometre Alberta hike that will take you above the clouds to a jaw-dropping lookout.\nOne hour and 15 minutes outside of Calgary, near Canmore, you can find East End Of Rundle. If you are someone who gets tired after a few steps, this isn't the trek for you!\nThis path is challenging, with steep elevation and lots of switchbacks. So, you might want to tackle it once you've completed a few of the more straightforward mountain trails in the area first.\nThat said, East End Of Rundle is worth every step up to the top to see the views. The vistas are so unreal; you might need to pinch yourself to know that you aren't dreaming.\nThe whole way up, you'll have dazzling views of Bow Valley, Canmore and Goatview Peak in Spray Valley. However, the best sight is found at the top.\n\n View this post on Instagram This May, I am working out to honour Tamara O’Brien and so many others, who have bravely fought this disease. Though I didn’t know Tamara personally, she was, and always will be, one of my role models in trampoline and tumbling, and in life. So excited to be a part of such an awesome team! ❤️ . . . . . #whyiworkout #workouttoconquercancer #workoutbc #fuckcancer #hottamsummer A post shared by Hot Tam Summer (@hottamsummer) on May 1, 2020 at 2:05pm PDT\n\nPerched on the top of the mountain, you can often see clouds rolling down below your feet. It almost feels like you are flying; the experience is so unreal.\nYou'll also want to take a seat to enjoy the below views of Whitemans Pond, at the base of Ha Ling Peak. The aerial shot of the stunning turquoise water is just so Instagram worthy.\n\n View this post on Instagram Head in the clouds ⛅️ A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@_etlevaa) on Nov 18, 2019 at 11:41am PST\n\nIf you have hiking poles, make sure to bring them. Otherwise, you might need to use your hands to climb up in areas.\nThe landscape also quickly changes from dense forest to open areas at the top, so multiple layers are a smart idea!\n\n View this post on Instagram Don’t go through life; Grow through life and enjoy the road. #tbt . . . . #eeor #hike #roadlesstravelled #halingpeak #peak #mountains #rockymountains #alberta #canada #canmore #explorealberta #exploretocreate #outdoor #choosemountains #bluesky #summer2019 #happyplace #creatingmemories #breathe #enjoytheride #views #landscape #favoriteplace A post shared by Francesca Théberge (@franccescatb) on Oct 9, 2019 at 1:56pm PDT\n\nThe best time to visit would be from May to October, but you'll want to check the trail conditions before you do.\nEast End Of Rundle\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Kananaskis, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The views from the top are out of this world.\n View this post on Instagram Went the wrong way about 100 times but i eventually made it! #canmore #eastendofrundle #hiking A post shared by Trina Law (@trina_robyn) on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:21pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.