Explore the most popular forest trails near Abbeydale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The trail is not well marked at all, about 5 minutes in the the only way to figure it out is with the GPS, not ideal.

Nice trail but not much of a view from the top. Fairly flat/moderate incline for the first 2/3 or so and then a decent climb for the last 1/3. I’d recommend hiking shoes/boots. Trail is pretty rocky. But definitely still doable in runners.

backpacking
20 days ago

Tough at the beginning, steady uphill, but easier once you hit the switchbacks. Your view is all tree line until you hit the “false summit” then it opens up to beautiful mountains and wild flowers.

Tried to hike this today. Not a very well marked / defined trial. Basically had to rely on the gps to stay on track. Ended up turning around after an hour. Pretty country. Just needs some definition on the trail.

Fairly easy trail more steeper 10 minutes from the top (cliffs). Kinda overcast when I was there and than the thunder started. Had a drizzly rain all the way back down helped cook me off. LOL

Loved this loop! Will definitely do it again.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Nice hike...short drive from Calgary...sooo if Burstall is a 4 i guess this would be a 31/2.
Not difficult...slow steady grade...spectacular view from the top and for lunch!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Amazing view at the top. I didn't find this hike to be to difficult and it was during winter. Can't wait to go back and see it during the summer.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Amazing view. long but gradual climb

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Amazing views at the top! Well worth the climb.

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

mountain biking
Saturday, July 18, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015