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Beautiful, easy stroll. Would love to come back here with my kids; they would love it. Lovely waterfalls and greenery. Very quiet - only passed about 4 people the entire time. We are used to long hikes with extreme elevation in the Rocky Mountains, so on an exertion level I rate this as very easy. We ended up doing the loops two times through to get enough exercise.

hiking
5 days ago

This is NOT the Campbell Lake trail (that's atop the Harrison Grind). This is the Sandy Cove trail and loop. Some rocky, slippery areas, and patchy trail markers, easy to loose the trail and the foliage/topography means darkness falls quickly. An hour around, pretty beach and fair views of the Harrison river

For being in the middle of the city, this is incredible! I would not classify this as a hike; the paths are pretty much all paved. Heavily trafficked with friendly people - kids, dogs, families, bicyclists, joggers. We even saw some deer.

did this hike late November and they are not kidding when they so difficulty hard. it is straight up and straight back down. walking sticks/poles would be a great idea. the view is incredible!

Easy to medium hike but had to turn back because of bear tracks on the snow. Not expert to know when the bear past the area. Met only hand full of hikers.

Awesome little hike for all levels

This is a closed loop. Part of the trail is missing on this map. See my recording for a more accurate map.

walking
8 days ago

beautiful walk, especially now - while snow cover up whole trail and not many people around

Nice easy trail, wide and kid friendly. Brings you right up to the falls, where you WILL get wet. Round trip at moderate pace for us took 1 1/2 hours.

Nice walk to the trail head but next time I'm biking.

A beautiful hike.

hiking
10 days ago

Great area for a fire and paths are good but some areas could be more clearly marked.

hiking
11 days ago

A hike that offers some beautiful views of the Kananaskis Valley. Short but steep and unrelenting, it is extremely rewarding once you reach the peak.

Definitely easy for experienced hikers/walkers. But this must be rated from moderate to hard (summer or fall). Yesterday, Sunday 20 November 2016, couple of buddies went straight ahead to the summit, and I was so sore (my feet, legs, knees, shoulders, by just reaching as far as middle of the mountain trail to the summit. Didn't want to risk it, you know what will happen if you're going to be so sore up there { 8 to 12 below and windy (feels like 15 below)}. Don't skip your snack, my suggestion, take a bite every 1 to 1.5 hours and drink water (2 to 3 liters and/or bottle of energy drink), so when you hit the mountain trail head, you're full and hydrated still. We did it in about 8-9 hours. I'm sure you have good shoes still, trail crampons should work, but semi-rigid type is recommended (I have 12-point for general mountaineering) when there's snow, you may switch from using your boot/shoes to putting back your crampons on. Always bring your headlamps (with fresh or extra batteries) in the fall and winter, I did not bring mine, what was I was thinking, so I was walking down in between 2 buddies so I can see the trail in the creek bed. And I have some photos for you too. :-)

on Chester Lake Trail

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked this trail in August and it was wonderful. The views when the trail opens up at the top near the lake are unreal. Really popular, busy hiking trail with lots of people. The lake is a lovely place to sit and lounge and soak your feet in the sunshine. Would definitely do this again!