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Great views of Minnewanka for majority of the hike - it's at lot of kms but not technically hard. We did it in about 7 hours with a long break.. trail was in good condition, had to "move" the big horn sheep off the trail with loud noises.. no berrys or signs of bears yet....

No snow no mud. The lookout was beautiful. It was relatively an easy.

on Stewart Canyon Trail

25 days ago

Very nice trail, good views of the lake at various points. One icy stretch but otherwise easy to traverse.

3 months ago

Winter hike that was nicely traversable. Not icy, just hard packed snow and a good trail to follow. Fairly flat the whole way and great views of a bluebird sky.

7 months ago

starts from lake minnewanka. from the parking lot to the trailhead is roughly 2km. easy to get to. The trail is fairly easy with not much elevation gain. huge drop on the one side down to the river. pretty cool. bring bear spray! came around the corner and ran into a massive grizzly sitting on the trail! bluff charged for a hundred feet or so. But the other times I've gone, the trail ends at a beauty spot where you go down to a bend in the river. super chill spot and quiet from people. but seriously watch for bears. fairly easy hike and to get to the end and back is roughly 3 hours. definitely recommend

trail running
8 months ago

Ran 2 miles out 2 miles back on this trail. Very nice, great views. Would love to do much more.

8 months ago

Hike starts along the lake before heading into the woods and follow a stream. It is an out and back trail that is fairly level. There were people near the lake but no one on the trail through the woods at a 9:40 start. The trail ends at a dry stream bed that you can take down to the active stream. We hiked during Sept perhaps the second stream is active in the Spring. There was a bear restriction requiring groups of 4 and bear spray. We found another couple to hike with in order to comply. Our hike was September 12, 2017 9:40am-11:40am. There was a large parking lot that had room at 9:40.

8 months ago

Did the first half of the trail in April to the base of the Aylmer Pass trail. Loved the scenery - saw lots of deer and goats (and no bears!). Will definitely be coming back to do it again in September!

Interesting history. Easy hike.

9 months ago

Enjoyed this hike very much. Beautiful views from the bridge and lovely place for a rest by the river before turning back.

Easy trail, good for a lazy rest day. Pretty views of the river and lake.

Great views alongside the lake and from the lookout. The path is well marked, with few opportunities to get lost. Be careful though, this is grizzly bear country.

10 months ago

Amazing day trip

Breathtaking views the entire way to the bridge. Very easy trail for me and my 9 yr old.

This was one of my favorite trail, the lookout is absolutely stunning but be aware that there are tics in the lookout, my friend and I catched some because we layed down to look at the view.

11 months ago

A beautiful lake with many activities including a lake cruise and kayaking. A great picnic spot. You can hike around the entire lake, but it would probably take you a long time. There is also a trailhead to Stewart Canyon on the Lake Minnewanka trail.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great hike nice and easy except the last few km, they are just steep not technical. Wonderful view 6 hours round trip with a lunch! I would highly recommend.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Pretty hike. Quite easy, with a lot to see as you go along the shore of the lake.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Easy to medium hike but had to turn back because of bear tracks on the snow. Not expert to know when the bear past the area. Met only hand full of hikers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nice stroll. Not very exciting

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fun ! I did the ICE WALK a few years back! Was so amazing

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mostly flat except for the last km. Not hard if u don't mind long hikes. U get a nice view of the lake since u have to walk along it from most of the time. The view at the end is what makes this hike worth. Nice to do once at least. Be aware that there is lots of grizzlies all summer long.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Great hike. Way too long for what you get at the lookout. If you have a chance to bike the first part do so. This will save lots of time and will keep everyone happy. All and all a good hike.

on Aylmer Lookout

Friday, July 01, 2011

It is a great trail, long but beautiful.
Stay on the well maintained trail and there are many signs to guide you to lookout.

21 days ago

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