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Went from Dawson to Bragg creek. A few nice views along the way. Pretty easy to follow till you hit the end of the reroute.

Very cold the day I did it. In the trees it was so nice, I was peeling off layers. Beyond the treeline it was savagely windy and cold at -30. It was also snowing, so I'll have to go back on a clear day for the views. I had crampons, but never used them. Closer to the treeline, there were a few steep slippery spots. Well packed all the way.

Alrighty then....went up a roughly compacted prairie view trail. We were on snowshoes but others had beaten up the trail with just walking on it. Great hiking through the trees. Was super windy so it was nice to be protected in the trees. Had to kick off the old snowshoes to climb up the trail as it went up behind some steep rock. Came out on top and needed snowshoes as it got deep. There were some signs with arrows at that point, that helped showed us the way as the winds had blown the snow over the trail. Once we went passed the amazing 360 view, there were two arrow signs and that was it. Unfortunately it took us off the trail and was very confusing as to where to go. There needs to be better marking at the top and on the whole prairie view trail until it meets Jewell Pass trail. Thankfully we had AllTrails app that helped us find the loop out. There were no other tracks or markings to find the trail. Another gal was lost and found our tracks in the snow. Was so beautiful coming down through the trees on Jewell Pass trail as the trees were still covered with snow. Definitely needed snowshoes to do this Loop as it got really deep after the top. You should be able to find the trail from our tracks, as long as it doesn’t get blown over again. Awesome hike. Harder to snowshoe in all the foot holes from boots. Was like walking on a fluffy cloud after the top.

I just did this hike on January 3rd. The trail was quite packed down. The way down was slippery.was pretty cold at the top. Make sure to dress properly for the weather. Great hike!

I've done it 4 or 5 times, one of which was on December 26/10! It's a switchback hike so not especially stimulating but it really feels great to summit this guy and overlook Canmore below. It's straight up with the top but all scree that is in slippery side but close to Calgary and safe to do on your own as there is almost always someone else on it.

Just did Ha Ling New Year's Day and trail was nicely packed making it impossible to lose the trail. No ice and not too slippery so spikes aren't completed necessary, but helped a great deal to keep up speed. Some fun sliding spots for the way down.

snowshoeing
16 days ago

snowshoeing
17 days ago

We just snowshoed the full loop. It took us 4.5 hours to do. The first half wasn’t groomed yet so it was a bit harder, but the second half was groomed and it made it easier going. The scenery is awesome and it was an enjoyable time.

Snow covered, as to be expected this time of year. Snowshoes/crampons not necessary just yet.

Have gone out and back a few times with the kids, age 9 and 11. Great trail for families on bikes!

I just did this hike Christmas morning. The trails are nice and packed down and not too slippery at all if you have some good hiking shoes. There were only a couple slippery spots when you get out of the tree line where the snow is lightly covering the rocks but it’s honestly fine. Did it without crampons or poles and I was great. There were two spots where people slid down on their bums on the decent which made for ALOT of fun and laughs. You don’t go too fast and you slow down naturally. Great little hike :)

Quaded in from the Beaver dam Rd. The ride was fantastic and the view from the top was even better. Rode of the back side to the Northeast- Trails consisted of old exploration roads - terrain was quite steep but worth the ride. Great view of the mine activities below.

I followed Eagle Hill, went up the very steep hill around the loop and followed the well traveled trail back. Somehow ended up on the highway so next time, stay left.

Great view at the top!!

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
30 days ago

A very easy and pleasurable hike. I did it in December and it was enjoyable.

Did this in December. It is really slippery and icy, but worth it.

Good hike, very well marked trail.

road biking
1 month ago

The path follows right beside the highway for most of it. Not a very relaxing ride.

Great winter trail! - if you don't mind walking through lots of trees: only a few areas open up for a view but it is definitely worth the wait!
Completed December 8 in 3 hours, definitely doable with ice cleats - pretty much solid ice up the switchbacks on the east edge!
Excited to come back in the summer!

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