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Get out there early, and you'll miss most of the crowds, especially if you keep heading up to Little Beehive.

Beautiful foresty area.

Beautiful foresty area.

Fairly easy hike, get there early to avoid crowds.
Lots of wildlife (squirrels, chipmunks, big horn sheep) with nice small waterfalls and great scenery.

Brought the kids aged 9, 7 and 1. Nice wide, fairly rock free pathways allowed easy passage with the all-terrain stroller. It gets a bit rocky approaching the waterfall. I actually carried the baby for this short stretch and hauled the stroller backwards. Many safe spots that even the baby was able to get a little walk in. We cooled off in the spray of the waterfall and took another trail to the left of the waterfall. We got some beautiful photos at the top. Will go again next year.

We took Ribbon Creek Trail to Ribbon Falls and onward to Ribbon Lake. This was a fantastic day. The hike to Ribbon Falls is long, but not too challenging. The trail climbs gradually, though the path is rocky and uneven much of the way. I'm glad I didn't bring my dog as the very rocky terrain would have been hard on her paws. The Falls are beautiful and make for a full-sensory stop along the trail for photos or lunch. The trail was affected by the 2013 floods, but has been repaired.

Beyond the falls, the trail to Ribbon Lake is steeper and more challenging, but the views are amazing. (See the trail description for Ribbon Lake for my review on that.)

It took us about 3 hours to get to the Falls. The trail to the Falls is closer to 10k one way.

Other trails in the area (including trails connecting with Ribbon Creek Trail to complete the loop) were closed for bear activity. Be sure to check with Alberta Parks before you depart.

Interesting history. Easy hike.

Great begginer hike. Fun to see the rock climbers so close. Would be lovely in the fall.

Great trail for a group...nice and wide and fairly easy incline and terrain. Wear good shoes because once at the lake you'll want to explore the boulders and it's far enough from Moraine that it would suck to walk back with a sprained or broken ankle.