Why do people hike? Surely not for the hours of uphill trekking, or the risk of running into a grizzly. Definitely not for the sunburns and definitely not for the near-death experiences. There's one huge reason why people hike, and it can be described in one picture:\n@c_marsh15embedded via\nPeople hike for the spectacularly rewarding view from the summit of the mountain. There's one hike in particular that gives it's hikers an especially rewarding view - partly because they worked so hard to get there, and partly because it's jaw-droppingly gorgeous.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. The locations listed below may or may not have changed their regulations in regards to what you can or cannot do on site since the article was last updated. Always consult with local authorities. If you do plan to visit a location, know the risks beforehand and respect the environment.\n@hannah_mccaigembedded via\n@michalhavlicekembedded via\n@_jennadaileyembedded via\nWelcome to East End Of Rundle hike. It's located right in Canmore, and it might just be Alberta's most beautiful hike. It has absolutely stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the town of Canmore itself.\nNo matter what time of day you visit, the views from the top are bound to be photo-worthy. Whether you go for a sunrise hike (well done for getting up that early), a mid-day hike, or a sunset hike, it's a different experience every time. It's actually quite a popular spot for astrophotographers as well!\n@longexpocollectionembedded via\firstname.lastname@example.org via\n@c_marsh15embedded via\nOk so you've fallen in love with the view and now you're thinking to yourself - could I actually do this hike? Let me give you the low-down.\nThis hike is rated as moderately challenging, which means it's definitely not a hike to try out on your first summit. You should definitely work your way up, doing some beginner and moderate hikes beforehand. It's a 6km trail, with an elevation gain of 907m. It will take you between 5-6 hours to complete, going at a normal pace.\nIf you are totally down to attempt this beauty, make sure you've got the right equipment! Hiking shoes are a must, and be prepared for colder temperatures at the top. Bring lots and lots of water to stay hydrated, and make sure you have bear spray at the ready (and know how to use it)!\n@mimophotoembedded via\nHappy hiking, friends!