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

Nordegg, Alberta Map
VIEW FULL MAP

gives you a crazy perspective of climate change

An underrated hike in my opinion. Beautiful falls and you can walk right up to the water in several sections. Highly recommended.

Packed in our 11month old. Was absolutely beautiful way to start the day!

LOVED the trail which wasn’t busy, was full of beautiful waterfalls, rapids, and ravines, and was a great find. Highly recommended!

A gift of a trail that just keeps getting better the further you climb.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked as far as the ridge before turning back as it was late in the day. Easy climb up to the pass and clear trail to the ridge on a perfect day (July 15). Great views to the Icefield and will come pack for the summit.

1 month ago

Absolutely breathtaking views!! very short climb.

hiking
1 month ago

The first section to Wilcox pass is very family friendly, passing by the iconic red chairs and through to the lookout. However, to actually go from the pass to the summit is much harder as the official trail starts at the bottom of a grassy slope that is hidden from the pass. When we hiked it we just went straight up a rocky section and missed the trail completely. Once we gained the ridge, some snow deterred us from continuing along and we traversed a few gullies to reach the summit for some difficult scrambling up. This was a mistake - go along the ridge to reach the summit! We did this on our way back, even through some snow, and it was much easier.
Overall I think this hike would be best when all the snow is melted so that the ridge trail can be located. Other than that it is a challenging, long hike, taking us 6 hours though we did go off trail.
As always, the views were amazing, and even more so with the snowy peaks surrounding us. The Athabasca and Columbia glaciers are always in view, making this hike incredibly beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! You cover lots of different types of terrain on your journey through Wilcox Pass and then transitioning to Wilcox Peak. Physically I wouldn't say it's a hard hike, only the last little portion of scrambling creates some difficulty. We had a fairly large group (8 people), and it was about a 5-6hr round trip from the parking lot to the peak. Great views of the Columbia Icefields/Athabasca Glacier that can't be beat.

we just did it today, it was great.
go early to avoid traffic.
once on the top, you can keep going north direction 800 meters to the top, like hiking on the back of the dragon, trust me, you will recognize that part.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with expansive views. The first 30 minutes or so are well trafficked. Majority of the hike is very exposed so prepare for that. Still a fair amount of snow at the top and not totally dry but relatively easy scrambling for the most part. The views can’t be beat!! Prepare to take a lot of gorgeous pictures.

This trail is rated as easy, but it is somewhat of a climb. We were disappointed to find that it doesn't actually take you right up to the glacier. However, it was understandable that the risk of falling into a crevasse necessitated cordoning off the area a safe distance from the actual toe.

Very beautiful in the winter, will be back in the summer when the falls are thawed! Nice hike, trail was narrow when I was there due to snow all but still walkable. Be carful not to get to close to the edge!

I have done this little hike several times in the last few years. A favorite place to take friends! Well marked trail, lots of amazing waterfalls, and my dog really enjoys it as well

hiking
11 months ago

Spectacular view. Trail gets busy so go early. Although most stop at the red chairs about 30mins into the hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Amazingly short hike for what the payout is. The scramble is quite short at the peak, 20 metres or so, but very exposed. This is a must do.

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Short easy hike with gorgeous waterfalls most of the way. I highly recommend this for all skill levels. It's lovely.

Breath-taking views. Gorgeous waterfalls

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Beautiful, short hike with huge payoff in terms of scenery for a short, easy hike. Trail starts of flat/paved along Beauty Creek, then turns left with a moderate incline along the rapids/falls. I travelled a fair distance along the path and noted at least 5 waterfalls of varying width and height. This is a hidden gem!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

such a beautiful view of the icefields! such a fun scramble and ridge to reach the summit. worth the hike

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Agreed with the previous review. The view on the top is spectacular! Be prepared with the weather and no cell phone signals

Monday, July 11, 2016

The first 80% of the hike was quite easy. The last bit was quite steep and technical- a few spots were narrow and required you to carefully move using footholds and handholds. The trail also became less clearly marked near the top. Unfortunately it was cloudy and rainy when we went, which made it more slippery and muddy. The view at the top when the clouds broke momentarily was pretty!

Load More