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These are downhill mountain biking trails built and maintained by the riders. There are many spots on these trail where stopping would be difficult/all together impossible for the rider while coming down. Hiking is not recommended.

on Nihahi Ridge Trail

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no shade
rocky
scramble
4 hours ago

Only made it to the first summit (~5km in/10km round trip). It gets more difficult past that first summit. It was windy and cooler up there too, so a jacket and gloves is recommended. Poles were also helpful, and the view is magnificent. The trail is pretty much clear aside from a few snowy and muddy spots. It was not busy (May 25).

We got to the view point about 1.8 miles up yesterday - May 24. There was a lot of snow, thank you to those in here that recommended gaiters! We did not go the rest of the route which would have been another mile or so, and appeared to have waist-shoulder deep snow most of the way. Perhaps with more snow gear we could have! It was a fun drive to get there, but I think the route would be more enjoyable later in the season when you can get further to get more views.

Hiked today, trail was great! A little muddy at the top but otherwise in great shape. Pretty steep hike! Surprised me a little but nonetheless - views were amazing on the way up and at the top.

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rocky
scramble
snow
5 hours ago

Great hike. Still some snow in the final ascent but it’s manageable. Up and down in two hours.

hiking
6 hours ago

Done on May 23 at 12:00. Took us about an hour and a half. A little muddy at the bottom of the short incline but other than that it’s dry. Sheltered by trees most of the way. Some of the path is blocked by trees but overall an easy trail. Not very busy. Went up clockwise direction and down the same way.

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rocky
6 hours ago

Awesome hike for beginners, recommend hiking shoes as the rocky terrain is uneven and you might end up getting your feet a little wet crossing the creek. Beautiful scenery!

I did this hike on Sunday. We arrived at the upper lake parking lot just before 10. There were a couple of cars already there. The trail was doable in hiking shoes but crampons made it significantly easier. Rawson is still snow covered but you can still walk around the lake for a ways. We left Rawson lake around 11:30/12 and by that time large groups of people were making their way in. LOTS of large groups to pass on the way back. We had to pull over (which was awkward with the knee-deep snow on the sides) multiple times to allow others to pass as the trail is still too narrow to have a two-way. Always a beautiful hike, but at these times, the earlier you can get out there, the better!

Would not recommend for hiking. It’s used a lot as a downhill biking trail. Some bikers reckless biking style for what is still designated as a mixed use trail can actually put you in danger. The view from the Ben’s hill is nice though.

hiking
muddy
6 hours ago

I LOVE this hike. Great walk with a bit of incline! Super easy and would good for all ages. You run into some beautiful trees, plants and bridges. Still some ice and patches of mud from melting snow. I can’t believe this park is located just outside the city, seriously a hidden gem!! Nice lookout points with views of the city and bowness River!

Did this hike May 18th - didn’t see the sign about the trail being closed until we had finished. Good views all the way up to the pass and once you crossover onto Windtower Mountain. Trail was easy to find but still full of snow. We did this in the morning and the snow was melting fast even then. Had poles and gaiters. We fell into a few deep post holes and there was a large cornice hanging above us, so we decided to turn around. Happy we listened to our instincts as the group in front of us, had to get rescued later on. Hoping to do this again once the snow has melted!

Monday May 25 PM Trail conditions on this trail, are excellent for this spring, 97% dry all the way to the top today! It is hard to find any trail with this type of elevation gain, that does not have significant snow, water, and mud, at this time. The number of hikers today was reasonable and all were doing a great job of distancing.

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bugs
muddy
7 hours ago

Great little inner city hike! We got to about half way and the trail starts to get super muddy and the stairs/pathway need to be repaired but really fun! We decided to use the bailout entrance at the railway crossing because we didn’t have proper shoes for the mud. **BRING BUG SPRAY

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rocky
scramble
7 hours ago

Did this hike May 24th. Either we didn’t follow the right route up or All Trails is wrong , but this hike is a lot longer than what it says. It is a scramble most of the way up, and trail is hard to follow. Still a bit of snow at the false summit probably knee deep. Didn’t make it to summit, but we sat and had our lunch 15 feet below it. Amazing views overlooking Canmore and where the hills turn into mountains. Descended the same way we came up, it is steep and rocky. Poles would have been nice to have. Must do hike if you love scrambling! Definitely for the more experienced hiker.

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muddy
snow
7 hours ago

Did this hike May 14th. LOVED it. Lots of sun and warm weather! Great views at the top of the look out. When coming to where the trail divides, we stuck to the right and followed a trail into the woods where we found lots of switchbacks. Once you start making it out of the tree line, its a straight shot with some incline to the lookout but no more than 20 mins worth it. Still a bit muddy going up because of the melted snow. We did it in reverse and came down through Jewel Pass. Still lots of snow in the pass but the snow was packed and hard so no need for poles or spikes or gaiters. Overall great hike and good to take if you have family visiting from out of town and you want to show them some pretty lakes and mountain peaks.

it's a lovely spot for a chill hike within the trees. there were some very friendly birds going on the north path first about 10 mins in. lots of exploitative areas. there's a fair bit of mud today but easily side stepped off the path a bit. my 3 year old was able to handle 90% of the hike. towards the end I needed to carry her the rest of the way - shes an active one. would do again. we went on a Monday and only encountered 1 other person with their dog (on leash).

May 25 Nice quick and somewhat easy loop. Views from the top are pretty amazing! We went clockwise, still pretty muddy at the beginning with a few creeks to cross.

hiking
off trail
snow
7 hours ago

Did this hike May 18th. Good, quick hike and pretty views the whole way. Especially once you got to the pass and views were 360. We found the trail fine, and followed the red ribbons as mentioned in a comment below. Still a little bit of snow on some parts- but it is melting, and easily got through it. Good for all levels

May 25/20 Nice loop trail. AllTrails shows a secondary out and back trail to Windy Point which doesn’t exist. Much bushwhacking two years in a row to prove it. On the WindyPoint trail near the creek we came across Mama bear and two cubs.

Beautiful me and my 9 yr old son went today and loved it .there hard and easy trail .we took easy up and hard down.hard is more beautiful. It’s dry on paths.loved this one it’s totally made for kids,very easy.

Nice off leash park. Quick walk with lots of dogs, kids and bikes. The river is a great, though the water is really high because of the excessive rain last week. There is construction at the end as well.

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