Explore the most popular nature trips 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
19 days 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
19 days 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
26 days 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.

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

Very accessible to all levels.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.

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

mountain biking
4 months ago

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

walking
4 months ago

snowshoeing
5 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
5 months ago

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

backpacking
7 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.

Close to home and decent views that you don’t need to work hard for.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful fall walk

hiking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

this is a great beginner trail! my family and I went out last weekend and had a great time. this trail took us about an hour and our 3 yr old had no problem walking it herself. there are a few small incline and declines but generally well kept. I would recommend this trail to young families and the elderly alike.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Nice and refreshing! Lots of animal poop and we sadly saw nothing but a coyote and we left since we have small dogs.

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Paved path for about 1km. Then a dirt road. Great for a quick family bike ride or family hike. Easy, dry with limited views of the lake.

hiking
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nice easy trail. Not much of a lake view once you go off the paved trail. Some ponds, but mostly in the bush. Muddy in some spots. Didn't see any wildlife, but did hear the snorting in the bush and saw the bison tracks on the trail.

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Good easy trail. Interesting route with plenty to see. However, we were unlucky and did not see any beavers! A park ranger was there breaking one of the dams that was flooding the tree line so that may have had something to do with the no show! We saw lots of elk tracks on the trail, but no elk! There were loads of mini frogs which were amazing and swarms of flys/mosquitos which were most definitely not. We both had bug spray on but on the loop part of the trail the flys were relentless :( bug spray is a must. This would not stop me doing the trail again however because it really was good overall.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

easy, lots of sight seeing.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

nice easy trail for a good outing.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

lots of evidence of animals using this trail. would definitely do it again!

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Nice hike, but did not see much. Only small parts of the trail allow you to see ponds and fields. We were told it was a great trail to see wildlife, but only saw lots of frogs and birds.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

excellent trail. me and my wife just started doing trails.

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