Explore the most popular birding trails near Bighorn No 8 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Have fun !!!

closed today until 1500 because of blasting operations

The chained part isn’t as difficult or frightening as some might think. Cool Bits of scrambling. Very lengthy runs of scree coming down. I wouldn’t do this hike again without hiking boots. Views of the mountains and the prairies. Lots of exposure on this one. Wear sunscreen & a hat.

Great hike. The snow is pretty much gone. The first part of the trail is straightforward, and then it transitions into a mild scramble followed by a tougher scramble around the back of the ridge aided by a chain bolted into the side of the mountain (not dog/small child friendly). The view from the top was superb. There were bugs about but nothing that bit, although if you don't like little flies you might consider bug spray. We ran down the scree slope on the front face which was good fun.

Enjoyed the first half of the hike, had to turn around as my dog could not get up the chimney/back part of the mountain which was too bad. Still a good day out in the mountains. Beautiful views. Very popular.

We went in the afternoon and the trees kept us cool. Trail is not along the river so got a bit turned around when we first started out.

Did this hike last Friday, little ice or snow when getting to the ridge but it was quite snowy getting to the peak, we decided not to because we had no crampons, on the way down we sort of freestyled, be wary of ticks!! We found about 7 in the car on the way home!!

Great hike, not much scrambling but great views and looks like a ton of great climbing

One of the best hikes in the area. Highly recommended.

This was my first mountain climb/hard hike. I absolutely loved the views and enjoyed the challenge of this trail. It has some scrambling over the rocks, and also has a chain linked into the cliff to cross the narrow part. Was a great experience and would do this hike again. I did this hike in the summer and we ran down the back.

Extremely fun and challenging trail. In the summer you can run down the scree slope on the backside for an added bonus

It was a great hike but got a little turned around as the trail was still partially snow covered. Great for the kids and dogs. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an accidental hike with the hubby we wandered onto it but fun non the less. We adventured into the trees and went up the mountain all the way around the lafarge plant some amazing views and neat to see upclose

Very little ice and snow. Amazing conditions for mid December!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail through a forested area around the lake, but not very exciting. Good for a quick walk.

Was a challenging hike views were amazing at the top where we enjoyed a nice beverage. The descent is where this hike loses stars - almost like going down a rock slide at times. Doesn’t really allow you to enjoy the hike and more just worried about not rolling an ankle / staying upright. All in all a good day hike to get a sweat on !

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike!

Really cool hike. There is a small scramble but easy enough to pass. The sights are amazing all the way up. Chains

Awesome hike. Beautiful day for it too. About 4 degrees. Getting wet on the bottom and light snow up top but still dry enough. My dog refused to do the chain section

amazing hike! Pretty much had the trail to ourselves all day yesterday. Definitely a more "technical" hike once you get to the chimney. The first part of the trail is relatively easy, slight incline moving your way up. The chimney requires some good footing but isn't impossible. Continue on until you reach the chain link which was a lot of fun, just be confident and you'll be fine! The views from the top cannot be beat and the first lookoff also gives you some awesome pics. This took us around 5.5 hours to complete however melting snow and ice made it quite slippery so we took our time. Could do in around 4-4.5 in the summer.

Awesome hike, definitely a go to every year. This trail can be a bit busy as it is a popular route. It also requires a bit of scrambling. Running down the scree slope is super fun.

5 stars for the above reasons.

Definitely more tricky than I was expecting, it was a pretty slick up top despite having good traction footwear, but the scree running on the way down was a blast. The panoramic views on this hike are stunning.

One of my favourites. Make sure to have good traction footwear for up top. Don't need spikes yet.

Beautiful hike!

Very difficult for a beginner but the peak is definitely worth it. The slide down is also super fun!

Yamnushka mountain is the most memorable hike so far! It challenges you. It tests you. It was hard mentally and physically..but so worth it once you reach the summit! If you have fear of heights, it will definitely test your limits! Tons of scrambling and scree skiing.. I know i will be back!

Can be a little steep on the way up but it's very doable and the views are incredible! Plus the scree skiing on the way down was a blast. It may be one of my new favourite hikes

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