Moose Mountain Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Moose Mountain Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 from March until October.

8.7 miles 2890 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

16 days ago

It was the second hike I've ever done in my life and it was a great accomplishment! Getting to the fire lookout was amazing. It was physically difficult as I wasn't an experienced hiker at the time but well worth it!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Moose Mountain on Oct 25/16 and it was amazing! A little bit slippery in some of the snow/ice sections but we had hiking poles to help us. We stopped at the top for lunch and the views were absolutely breathtaking. The last kilometre back to the parking lot was a killer.... A great workout for sure! We took 3 dogs with us and they were easily able to maneuver through the trail. Will definitely be hiking this mountain again in the summer!!

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike. A good workout.

2 months ago

Love the hike..

2 months ago

Did this as my first hike ever and enjoyed it fully. Made it to the summit and took in the amazing views from then fire look out. Highly recommend this hike. Could go solo as there was plenty of people on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this trail after completing Ing's mine (ice caves trail on south base of moose); then we drove over to Moose proper to continue.

There is a trail that connects Ing's mine further north over the ridge and then you end up summitting Moose from the back side. It's 35km.

We did Moose at a leisurely pace and had a break at the top; 4.5 hours total.

Excellent trail for trail running and well kept. It's quite busy so go early or later in the day. We started at 2:00pm and finished at 6:25pm - there was no one after us and we passed numerous people on their way out.

This is now one of my favourite trails; the views are amazing. Lots of wildlife - we saw Rocky Mountain goats which is a super rare occurrence!

3 months ago

3 months ago

EASY

hiking
4 months ago

Okay hike. It's pretty boring until you break the tree line, which was the majority of the hike. Fairly steep climb once you get out of the forest, and it's pretty deceiving - you think you're almost at the lookout, but realize you've only climbed about half way! We didn't make it all of the way to the lookout as it was incredibly windy and a thunderstorm was approaching. Probably wouldn't do this again, but the views were quite nice.

4 months ago

i love this moderate hike. it where I fell in love with hiking above the tree line.

hiking
4 months ago

July 2nd. 4 hr round trip with numerous stops for photographs. the trip could be done in 3 hrs if stops are minimal. initial part of the hike is through a forested hillside with plenty of wildflowers to enjoy. once through the valley a gradual climb to the top starts and soon you hit the tree line. there are still plenty of small wildflowers making a beautiful scenery against the vast views. you can see the prairie flatlands gradually, and in some places abruptly, turn into the fully developed rockies. the last couple km's consist of several switchbacks and a hike along the ridge line to the final approach. a simple steep climb/scramble then takes you to the top where there is a picnic bench, helipad, a private fire lookout, and a resident porcupine.

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect day, perfect hike, no wind, 22 degrees, a little haze.

5 months ago

Really loved the view from the top!

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome trail! Worth the trek when you see what is at the top. Save some energy for the walk back though...it's a steep hill at the end.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This hike was great! There was a little bit of a scramble up to the fire look out after the first big hill (make sure to take the switch backs for an easier go) near the beginning of the hike there is a steep hill going down and it is quite interesting going up after completing 11km. The views are definitely worth it and the final hill near the parking lot is a good leg scorcher to make you feel accomplished!

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice views and a easy hike.

hiking
8 months ago

birding
1 year ago

It was amazing. You can see all the other mountains around it. You can also see Calgary from it. But it looks very tiny lol.