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.
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!!
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!!
Love this hike. A good workout.
Love the hike..
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.
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!
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.
i love this moderate hike. it where I fell in love with hiking above the tree line.
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.
Perfect day, perfect hike, no wind, 22 degrees, a little haze.
Really loved the view from the top!
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.
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!
Very nice views and a easy hike.
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.