dogs on leash
My girlfriend and I didn't start the hike until 1:40p.m. We started the Abineau Trail first. Which was probably I believe the best way to start. I wanted the incline done first before descending down on the backside of Bear Jaw Trail.
Even though we are late to see the early stages of Autumn through the trail. There were plenty of scenery to see throughout the loop. At this time of the year. The weather is obviously a lot cooler. Today was really windy and cold going up. I wouldn't change it for what it's worth to see. By the time we got back to the trailhead. The time was 5:15. I would definitely hike the trail again in the future.
I think the full map offered by AllTrails is so silly in that it begins the mileage from Hwy89. You have to DRIVE from 89 onto 552 for approximately 4 miles before you get to the Trailhead for Lockett Meadow. & nowhere does it mention that Lockett meets up with Inner Basin until you're 1.7 miles in. Very poor app for this trail, however I managed to get my very nice & challenging 12+ hike in without its help. I did Lockett to Waterline to inner Basin to weatherford to the saddle...then back the same way. Btw, all the aspens had lost their leaves over the last 2 days due to excessive windy conditions.
Samantha V. on Buffalo Park Trail
Amazing views. Kids loved the little obstacle courses on the way. can't wait to come back again!
Samantha E. on Abineau Trail to Bear Jaw Trail
Beautiful views. We started with Abineau trail first. This seemed easier to climb up with the dog rather then going down. It is steep and somewhat rocky. Weather was amazing and the fall colors were just great. We also saw many deer towards the end of the hike/day. The hike took over 5 hours with lots of stops to take pictures. Recommend driving out in a truck or SUV that can handle the dirt roads. AWD came in handy for me.