Heart Mountain Horseshoe

MODERATE 21 reviews

Heart Mountain Horseshoe is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alberta, AB that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.5 miles 3290 feet Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

snow

hiking
23 days ago

completed this horseshoe hiking/scramble on November 04 thanks to warm and nice weather. Fantastic views all the way. Definitely will do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

A very intense / challenging hike / scramble. Definitely the hardest I've ever done. But it was a BLAST and the views are amazing the entire time.

hiking
2 months ago

Very challenging and scary at times. Beautiful views!

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible views all the way through and great hike and scramble. Once you hit the T go towards qualite valley connector not heart creek trail. The loop is not labelled on the sign and we took the creek trail at first accidentally. highly recommend!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

moderate hike with i would say moderate scrambling on very few portions though. i do not recommend this hike for beginners. horseshoe trail is approximately 7hrs hike. and that is if you only do few stops for snacks and picture taking. we did this over the weekend. the view is breathtaking especially on that day when we are on top of the clouds. definitely bring lots of water as the hike is quite long. lots of peaks along the way. be careful on some areas with narrow trails. overall, it was such a nice hike. I would definitely recommend to check this trail out!

hiking
3 months ago

Great views of the Bow Valley, and Kananaskis. The scramble can be tough and scary, but just remind your self that it is fun and you'll have a blast.

4 months ago

FUN SO MUCH FUN!!!

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7 months ago

As soon as you get to the base of the limestone cliffs, and where you might be inclined to trek along the base of said cliff - DON'T! Go up the cliff (there is a small red arrow indicating this but it's easy to miss). if you keep going along the base of the cliff you will hit a bunch of scree and then not be able to reach the summit without backtracking to the arrow. Nice hike - did it with a small dog and an infant along for the ride.

hiking
8 months ago

It has been a while but I remember the vistas. This was one of the toughest trails I ever did.

hiking
8 months ago

I remember this as a lot of work, but well worth it for the views.

hiking
10 months ago

A Good Hike, I enjoyed the circuit instead of an out and back again. Felt it was longer with less of a payoff compared to other hikes in the area.

hiking
2 years ago

The beginning is very steep and it involves one or two rock climbing sections (Totally doable).
Once you are at the top you can keep on going for about 1.5hrs. You just walk along the ridges and have awesome views of both sides! At one of the pikes you can find a geocache! Worth your while for sure!

hiking
2 years ago

The best birthday celebration! Tons of thigh deep snow on top, making it really difficult to walk, but also making the coming down so much more fun.

hiking
3 years ago

Fantastic! Went straight up late in the day so we went straight back down before dark. What a climb! We're headed back tomorrow to do the loop. It's going to be great!

Some tough sections that may freak out young kids or those afraid of heights or dangerous climbs. The view from the top is amazing and climbing on hand and foot is a lot of fun.

hiking
4 years ago

Good fun. we went in October-November and it was wet and slippery going up the scramble. Great fun though