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

hiking
11 days ago

We hiked HooDoo Valley last weekend and loved it! We thought we lost the trail at one point and decided just to follow the creek bed and it turns out we went the right way! The caves at the top were amazing but definitely take a flashlight because it is dark. This hike took us 3.5 hrs including stopping to eat at the caves. I would totally reccommend this trail! So beautiful. We saw a few sheep on the hillside but other then that no animals. The view of Abraham Lake as you are hiking is amazing as well. There was some snow covering the scramble up to the caves but otherwise was fairly clear.

We began this trail on 10/7/18 at noon and returned on 10/8/18 at 6:30pm. We are two fit firefighters, and we covered about 22 miles round-trip. We were not able to make it all of the way to Lake of the Falls with our time constraints, but we got within a couple miles of it. We believe the trail is much closer to about 13 miles ONE WAY, as someone else mentioned below. There are some steep climbs, but they are short.

We were the first to hike the trail since the first snowfall of this year (24"), and we would rate the trail as difficult to follow and difficult to hike at this time. It was thigh-deep snow in some places. We camped at the fork to Landslide Lake/Lake of the Falls. There is some pink/orange/yellow flagging in the timber to mark most of the trail, but be careful not to miss the stream crossing to the south after the fork to Landslide Lake. (Anyone hiking this soon, do NOT follow our tracks in the snow past the final fork! We got lost, and you will too!) There are also some tracks of trappers checking their trap lines out there---not hiking the trail! We saw fresh signs of one black bear and possibly one grizzly at the higher elevation, closer to the lake.

It was tough in the snow, but still scenic! We loved it, but hope to go back and make it to the lake next time, planning for 26 miles rather than the 21 miles this site says.

hiking
12 days ago

My son and I went up today. Great hike for sure. Cave was highlight. Find it beyond tall hoodoo up to the right. You'll see ribbon on tree branches marking the climb up. Bring a flashlight.

19 days ago

really great trail. we tried to find the shortcut down to the lake when we reached the top but got lost in the woods. we managed to find out way back to the trail by backtracking and the help of my GPS watch. we were really turned around! the views are spectacular. i wish someone would but friendly markers to the lake from the peak :) walking back down the way we came was still amazingly beautiful. our trip was 15km and took us 7 hours due to our little detour.

Was beautiful! I’m not an experienced hiker (nor do I work out) but I managed to make it to the top have lunch and back down in 4hours. Pretty steep and loose rock. Friend went up in tennis shoes and he didn’t struggle.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, easy hike beautiful suspension bridge. Did this hike with husband and friends at 26 weeks pregnant. Would be a great family hike. We carried on pass the park boundary; well worth it! The trail does get harder past the waterfalls and can be a little hard to navigate.

So intense! So good! Beautiful scenery all the way and great fishing at Landslide lake (caught on fly rod, spin rod, and a STICK). Not a very technical hike but I would rate it moderate due to endurance if going all the way in on one day, and diverse terrain (rocks, tree roots etc). A few steep hills that will make you gassed and are a bit toe smushing on the way back down. Definitely recommend a hiking pole or two even though I don’t usually use one. Special mention of the backcountry loos for my fellow ladies (one half-way and one at the lake).

5 firefighters 3 days - hiked straight in, spent a day and second night at the lake, and hiked out. 7.5hrs in, 6hrs out.

Only done this hike once but it was a nice one. a few steep climbs but it's worth it. A soccer ball was left at the top a few years ago, I hope to go back and use it again if it's still there haha.

Done this trail a few times, some nice views, a good hike.

1 month ago

Scenic, easy trail. I think next time I'll continue on the trail after the first falls.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice easy hike. We started at the waste transfer site, hiked around the fence and found the trailhead marker easily. It was about a 20 min hike to the falls. Ate our lunch at the falls and then walked along the creek a bit. We took a less traveled path up from the creek and back up the main trail. It was easy to do with kiddos.

Very nice / great hike. Trail was well marked and glad we took the time to do this trip. The lake was very nice we had a break from heavy smoke in the area.

Awesome hike! Stay a bit closer to the left side up the scramble and it’ll be easier on the trail. Stuck to the trail once 3/4 of the way up so it was a bit more of a scramble the whole way. Closer to the edge though so we had views almost the whole way up! Good marking up the mountain as it got steeper. Gorgeous 360 views at the top are worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

My friend and I are both in our fifties and in really decent shape ( we think lol). This hike took us 7 1/2 hours with few short breaks. I’m sure the return trip can be done quicker as some of the reviews have reported but I’m not sure how you could do this in half the time.
Amazing trail that takes you in and out of the trees to incredible views and the summit was so worth the climb. The views are panoramic and are stunning.
We would highly recommend this hike and hope to do it again

Done this hike a few times. It’s a quick, fun, easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. I am in the Nordegg area often (one of my favourite places) and have done many hikes out there. We enjoy mixing up the harder hikes with some easier ones when camping for a few days - so this one is great!

Great hike, definitely steep all the way up. It’s short, but it takes a lot of energy! Great views at the top though, totally worth it.

Definitely a hard hike/scramble. Trailhead starts to the right of the parking , past the creepy dumpster on stilts. . I’m a beginner hiker who’s fairly in shape , this hike had my knees trembling on the way down thanks to loose rock all of the way down except the first 1/8.. My hubby and 9 and 5 year old did it like it was no big deal. The views are spectacular but very scary for those afraid of heights, I may or may not have cried when I saw how high we were getting even before the scarves. Took the ridge side down and had to ladder crawl down 90% with my gf who’s an avid hiker. Definitely recommend hiking boots (I only had my runners) and wear sunscreen , you’re not in the trees for long. Bring more water than snacks and a piece of paper to leave a note in the geocache. We did 3 hrs to the top and 2 down with minimal breaks. Fitbit clocked it at approx 13,000 steps and 213 floors. Not saying I’d do it again but Well worth the view ! Happy Trails!

Great hike with a wonderful reward at the end.

It’s worth noting that with about 3km left the trail goes south along the river; however, the map has the trail going north along the river. This shouldn’t lead to any confusion since the trail itself is well marked but if you’re not fully paying attention and following the all trails map you can get into some trouble. Hopefully this gets fixed!

If you follow the signs taking you to the canyon, you will find it. It was way easier to go down into the canyon and follow the creek up. We have done this trail in the summer and winter. Snowshoes are recommended in the canyon during the winter.

2 months ago

The hike up to the hoodoos was straightforward and easy.... slightly underwhelming. If you continue on passed them and up to the caves, that is the real gem on this hike for sure!

Trail is nice and in the shade. The lake is beautiful but unfortunately didn't get to see much because of the smoke. Better in the morning light.

From Nordegg- Approximately 4km past Two OClock rec area turn off. There's a small pull out on right side of road by a small creek. There is a sign for Kinglet Lake. Walk down old road and find prominent path. Stay left while heading up, incline starts fairly quickly. Steep hike up to a meadow. There will be a trail marker for Tuff Puff Ridge going right, kinglet going left. Kinglet was a beautiful, steep hike up. Great cutthroat fishing at the lake and very light traffic. Views weren't spectacular as BC fire haze created very poor visibility, but I'm sure they'd be amazing on a clear day. Great hike regardless and not one to be taken lightly.. hiking shoes are a must. Round trip for us was approx 4 hrs

hiking
2 months ago

A nice day hike. Looks like recent landslides have went through this area. Some of the trails through the trees on the left hand side of the creek dead ended. Maybe due to the landslide activity. We ended up turning around and going back up the creek from the 2 tall hoodoos. Found the first cave eventually which turned out to be quite interesting but definitely a scramble up and down in the scree to get to it.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this about a month ago, it’s a fun hike! It is steep in some areas and there is a bit of loose shale the entire hike so do be careful. I didn’t get far enough to see the caves unfortunately. The trail head is a little bit confusing so when you park and see the creek to your left, you can follow the creek up or just to the right of it is the actual trail. The views are amazing. Also I brought my dog with me and she managed just fine. Had to lift her onto a couple of bigger rocks to keep going but nothing to scary for her. Took about 3 1/2 hours to do (including stopping for a snack) Give it a try!

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent short hike. Good for beginners.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place for viewing and taking a quick soak by the water. Really cold though !! Sure wakes you up. Some areas are really steep. Dog had to enable its 4 paw drive to get around. May be difficult for little kids.

trail running
2 months ago

This was a nice hike. My husband and I did this with our 13 and 12 year old children and our dog. The trail was mostly forested (which was appreciated in 30 deg C weather) and we were rewarded by the beautiful lake at the end. There were a few creek crossings along the uphill section on the way in that were great for the dog and a place to soak your hat. This hike would make for a good trail run without the kids. Bring your bug spray.

Amazing views the whole way up to the geocache, but it's definitely worth it to go the rest of the scramble to the summit. Trails were well used and visible with lots of other hikers.

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