Hoodoo Creek is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clearwater County, AB that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October.
Awesome hike, make sure you visit the caves.
It was quite easy finding our way to the hoodoos, but we decided to try and make it to the caves despite other people's reviews. The trailhead is very easy to find but once past the hoodoos there was literally no trail markings whatsoever. We climbed about another 200m past the hoodoos (on what we thought were trails) only to lose the trail completely. We would have kept going but there was not a single sign of a trail anywhere. Would have been nice if the previous hikers could have marked the trails once they found the caves. The views were quite nice though.
The trail head was pretty easy to find do to the markers with ribbon on them. The trail to the first set of hoodoos was nice and easy but we lost the trail once we got there. So we decided to cross the creek in hopes of picking up the trail. Long story short, we did not do any such thing but instead we literally bushwhacked to the top of the mountain. It was incredibly sketchy but the views were a 10/10. Coming back down we picked up the trail where it had ended without finding where the path was that led to the caves. Honestly this trail was poorly marked and I'm pretty disappointed.
This hike was great! It was a bit difficult to find the trailhead at first but once we found it, the views were breathtakingly gorgeous.
I tied a bright blue ribbon on a dead standing tree that's being held up by a large pike of Rocks to help the next hikers.
Awesome for a day hike! We spent most of the time off the actual trail but it was great and it's absolutely gorgeous! Made it up to the caves as well and that was pretty steep but definitely manageable if you're willing to get your hands dirty.
Great trail! The scenery along the way was beautiful. We hiked past the hoodoos a few hundred metres but had to turn around for weather so we didn't get to the cave. Grippers on your boots are a must in the winter/spring. It was really slick further up the creek bed. Would definitely recommend it and would go again.
WOW! Very amazing views around the area. Not a lot of trail markings, we were able to figure out where tge trail head was by the pile of rocks around an dead tree with a ribbon tied to it. we started heading up the hill along the creek, found a trail that led us to these amazing natural rock towers. it was here that we lost the trail, we decided to cross the creek and made our way up the left side of creek and climb up the hill, after we climbed up about another 100m we just stopped to take in the amazing views down below and across to the other ranges! On our way back down we found the trail that most likely would have led us to the cave, but we had choose to make our way back down to hiway. We dont consider ourselves beginners, the climb up to the towers was a little more then easy, there were a few spots on this trail that you will need to ensure your footing is dug in, or you will go for slide. Absolutely, A must do either way and I wish I could post some pics for your viewing! Hope you choose to try this it is worth it!
What an amazing hike! Begins with an easy hike up the trail then opens up to the creek and to the right are the giant hoodoo's. Following up the creek, there are caves all around and stunning views of waterfalls and hoodoo's on the way up. Absolutely breathtaking, highly recommend!! Cheers.
The hike up Hoodoo Creek to the cave is well worth the effort! The creek basin itself is fun on a hot day...a few smooth black punch bowls to cool off in as the creek flows through. The cave is quite large and has a know history dating back to about 1910.