Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Still lots of ice further up the trail and plenty of places where water can't be totally avoided, so bring appropriate footwear and a stick if needed.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy trail. Went with dog and wife. We went past the falls about a km. Small cave and lots of people.

Took my kids out for the hike. More ice than expected but an easy hike. Enjoyed watching the crowds of tourists that were totally oblivious to the pictographs. Went as far as the waterfall.

Lots of rocks. Bring good shoes or sticks if you are going. Not a lot to see really... out of all of our hikes this was our least favourite.

Easy summer or winter hike but you gotta make sure you go at the right time. Those mid season months like march april, or october november, can cause this hike to become very sloshy or overly icy when you aren't expecting it. Bring a good windbreaker jacket because it can get windy especially by the "paintings wall". Rock climbing is decent for pros and beginners if youre looking for that as well.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful Mother’s Day walk.

hiking
11 days ago

Easy hike but you need your crampons or hiking sticks if visiting during the winter or early spring.

Beautiful! I very much enjoyed the cool canyon breeze, and it was nice to be out of the sun. A great leisurely hike!

hiking
29 days ago

Did this hike in February. Busy but very beautiful. Traction devices are recommended due to walking on the frozen creek, we saw many people falling as a result of not having any.

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.

I was there again on April 15th, it was really, really slushy. I’d recommend gaiters! Also there was a few patches where we sank into the snow well past our knees although it made for a great laugh, it was a bit more work to get out of the snow. Still beautiful and worth the adventure. Take some extra clothes to be dry on the ride home!

hiking
1 month ago

will go back in the summer. only downside was the noise and scenery downer from the Plant and powerlines that was next to/through the majority of the trail

hiking
1 month ago

First and last ice walking here this winter. We will definitely be back again!!

Beautiful hike with 4 years old boy!
Alot to see in 1hour!

Awesome hike today! Spikes needed.

Very nice hike! Will definitely do it again.

Beautiful hike!! A hidden treasure, definitely get out there before too many people discover it!! Spikes needed.
One of my all time favorites!

Fantastic underrated kid friendly winter trail! Make sure to have crampons or cleats (especially for little ones). Do not let the beginning of the trek fool you. Once you get past the industrial plant and into the canyon it is incredible and half the people than Johnston. My kids thought it was incredible to climb the rock sides and slide down as well as climb the frozen waterfall at the end. Take a lunch and a beverage for the end and enjoy :)

great kid friendly trail!

would do this one again spikes recommended

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy winter trail. Good for dogs as well.
Well maintained - definitely need crampons!

Recommend ice picks! Awesome trail though in good shape

hiking
2 months ago

Great winter hike, minimal elevation and very protected, definitely need crampons towards the end as it got pretty icy.

2 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking! Definitely advise to wear some sort of traction on your boots however as it is icy in spots.

Sure, you have to pass a cement plant. That’s such a small part of the trail and it keeps getting better and better. It exceeded my expectations. Lots to explore once you get to the waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views, easy to hike. Very close from Canmore .
be prepared to wear warm clothes because once you are walking in the canyon, it is cold.

You need ice cleats but is a fantastic experience to walk on iced watrer spring leading to water falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Did the canyon trail hike on February 9th. Needed yaktrax on the ice even with fresh snow. Do not recommend going without some sort of ice cleats or grips. Highly encourage trekking poles or ski poles for those less steady on their feet, especially coming back down. Worth the hike to see the ice climbers. We went past the climbers and blazed a trail in the new snow up past the cave to the right. Had lunch on a boulder and enjoyed the views

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike completed Jan 30, 2018.

Agree with others on the plant and needing good boots. Cleats help even more. Then again always wear good boots? Nice scenery otherwise and enjoyed it as a second hike because its easy. For an easy but longer day do both Grassi lakes and this one. Also found no one ventured past the double waterfalls and you can explore further and see the hoodoos etc.

Nice hike. Passing the plant wasn't great, but once you get past the noise the walk up to the falls is beautiful. Just before the falls is some hieroglyphics on the rock.
Wear something water proof so you can slide down the ice in some places (great spot at the falls), or let your kids, if you're boring.

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