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Photo: Merlin Castle from the east above Merlin Lake

Merlin Castle

  • 2840 m (9,318ft)
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
51.5169N -116.129W
Located in Merlin Valley southwest of Skoki Valley

Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow
Year Named: 1911
Named by: James F. Porter (a surveyor and alpinist from Chicago)
Named for: A group of tower-like rocks was thoght to resemble Merlin's castle. (Merlin was a character in Tennyson's "Idylls of the King.")
Popular Hike: Skoki

Mount Merlin and Merlin Ridge are in Jasper National Park.