Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Improvement District No. 13 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 days ago

Short, easy trail, great for an on-leash dog walk. Still pleasant in a few inches of snow.

Did this trail early morning mid October, great trail definitely one of the better trails in the park, good variety of scenery and small lakes Saw one buffalo on the trail. Some hills nothing drastic, definitely going back before the snow comes.

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked this trail in mid October early in the morning. Had 3 elk walk up to me to about 15 feet before they got spooked, I could hear the male elks calling was an excellent hike saw Bison on the way in and lots of partridge. Stopped for a snack in a nice open field there are signs warning of quicksand. Didn't know this was a thing in Alberta. Last time I hiked this trail was in June lots of mosquitoes.

hiking
2 months ago

good hike, but once you pass the pond there is nothing else to see really! it’s a circle in the forest, and unfortunately we didn’t see any wildlife whatsoever! it was a beautiful pond though so definitely go the ~1km up the trail for that, just turn around at the circle to save yourself some time and energy :-)

hiking
2 months ago

perfect hike! it’s actually 16.5km, and took us about 3 hours and 45 minutes, even with stopping for about 45 minutes overall in little intervals. great for dogs! such a beautiful little nature trip :-)

hiking
2 months ago

Nice quick morning walk. Lots of different views for scenery. Bison along the way and lots of birds and waterfowl, not to forget about squirrels and chipmunks. The path leading to the trailhead is paved but after that it’s stumpy and bumpy, wouldn’t recommend a stroller as I passed a group who ended up having to carry theirs.

on Beaver Pond Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Although the description said that it takes 1-2 hours, my husband and I did a brisk walk and it took us only around 30 minutes. That was mostly in part because we were woefully unprepared for the mosquito situation and just wanted to quickly finish the loop.
This is a easy trail with some very small hills (check the elevation gain info). Great starter hike for beginners. Not very scenic but there is a small pond at the beginning of the loop. We spotted some birds on pond and a few squirrels along the trail.

on Tawayik Lake Trail

hiking
3 months ago

The hike is nothing too special, but we did see some bison, which made it worth it in the end. Make sure to bring bug spray. The mosquito's are aggressive.

hiking
3 months ago

pretty chillin hike! good stroll, nice scenic parts along the way. doggos loved it.

Some small hills but a nice trail to introduce kids to trail riding.

Very accessible to all levels.

hiking
5 months ago

Great family trail. even our 3 year loves it!!!

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail well marked and well groomed. saw lots of wild life. Go early in the morning mosquitoes are bad but lots to see. I'm going to do this trail again.

hiking
5 months ago

Very pleasant, easy stroll. Enjoyed watching the very busy beavers in the pond near the beginning of the trail. There were also beautiful wetland flowers. I didn’t see any other animals (which is to be expected, as it was afternoon), but there were tracks/scat/fur from bison, elk, deer, and coyote, so if you went in the morning or evening you’d likely have a good chance.

hiking
5 months ago

A nice trail. Largely deciduous forest. There are a couple of short boardwalks- one with a meadow view, one by a beautiful wetland- where it was nice to take a water break and watch for creatures.

hiking
5 months ago

A lovely, short trail. I went two days in a row at sunset and was able to enjoy numerous beaver, muskrat, and waterfowl. This would be a great trail to bring the kids along.

Great easy trail. We went the last weekend in April so it was a little bit wet but still amazing! We will absolutely be back.

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Not very challenging but if your looking for a relaxing stroll this is defiantly a great trail. There were a few wet spots that I'm sure will be dry within the week. Honestly I spent most of the hike imagining it come winter. Can't wait to shoe this next year.

It was alright. A lot of wood parts and mossy trail. Biked the trail and didn’t see any bisons :(

Biked this trail. Not to challenging but it wasn’t all smooth and had great trail maintenance Really enjoyed it!

mountain biking
5 months ago

24 degrees for the round trip, but didn’t see any buffalo today. Beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Early season, lots of poop to navigate. not bad, not great. good for a relaxed ride.

walking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike. Have seen bison everytime on this trail. Right now its got lots of snow, puddles and slushy sections. Once it’s dried up a very good hike worth recommending.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

I’ve only done this trail on snow shoes. It’s a fun quick trail that has enough small ups and downs to not be too much of a stroll. Did it with the dog on a 15 foot lead. Has some nice viewing spots.

on Amisk Wuche Trail

hiking
7 months ago

I love this trail four seasons ... it’s challenging enough to give one a sense of accomplishment. Many nice spots for contemplation.

Did this in winter, pretty boring

backpacking
9 months ago

Easy, scenic trail. If you're staying overnight at the Oster Lake camp, however, be prepared for bison encounters as they tend to congregate here (as evidenced by the droppings you'll find). Give them lots of space, and get in your tent when it gets dark so you don't surprise them. We were kind of stuck in our tent as they were within 10 m of us for a large portion of the night. Cool, but a little nerve wracking. Beautiful stars too.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail. Icy sections that I would recommend
Micro spikes for. All in all a nice easy hike with woods, a large field and a lake. Easy signage to follow.

hiking
Sunday, November 05, 2017

I would probably have called this a 3-star except for the encounters with wild bison which were quite exciting - had to drive a herd of them in front of us to stay on the trail. Flat plains and wooded scenery without pronounced features for most of the hike, only a few other hikers out there. Time a little under 4 hours, only minor elevation changes. As others have noted, there were a few boggy patches. I saw at least one brave soul tried it in the snow - would be pretty strenuous then?!

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