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beautiful beginning to a relentless climb! understatement, I plan on making this my first hike of the next season.
you climb and climb and climb stop take a break.... Those last few hours of going up and you still have few more hours of going up! wonderful hike

Such a rewarding hike.

Loved it. Gorgeous views. Not too strenuous but a good workout!

Sunny but a bit cold at the top with the wind.
Challenging hike because of the snow, the last 200 meters are tricky.
Clits not essential but recommended.
Awesome views as soon as you leave the forest.

snowshoeing
3 days ago

Very pleasant snowshoeing circuit. Fairly easy for kids and not busy at all. Great views once you get to Marl Lake.

hiking
3 days ago

Good little hike. went in Feb 2017.

trail running
3 days ago

beautiful.

go into the river cafe to drink a coffee.

hiking
3 days ago

Very short.
good option if you are planning to spend the big part of the day skiing in canmore nordic center.

This walk will take you around 35 minutes.
Around 4:30 PM we started.

It is difficult to find out the road to the lake due to limited sign. Recommended consult ppl before hiking, definitely worth for it. 5 stars

Great little trail system and not far from Calgary. The trails were packed down but we snowshoed anyway.

This was an amazing trail to snowshoe. We arrived at 7.45am and were the only two on the trail until the last kilometre or two. It was so peaceful. I’m not a fit person so was worried I wouldn’t manage this hike, however, I managed it well with regular breaks! It took us about 5 hours to complete (baring in mind my fitness, stopping for photos, one proper 15 minute break for tea and walking through deep snow). My legs were killer by the end!

A lot of it was pathed for us by previous snowshoers, however, the path suddenly stopped and we ended up fending for ourselves for a while and took a couple of wrong turns. Thankfully the app helped us get back on track. The full thing ended up taking us 13km!

The sites were insanely beautiful. Particularly at sunrise. Ending at the river was a treat and a nice way to finish. Will definitely be back in the summer!

Side note - the camping parking lot was closed. We ended up ditching the car by the gate and this seemed to be ok as when we returned there were 6-7 cars there too.

Really nice. Took us almost three hours in the winter with a quick detour to view Johnston canyon. Really nice and easily done, not much elevation gain at all and easy for most hikers. Wouldn’t want to do this in the summer as it’s probably too busy.

So much snow and a great trail

A beautiful unexpected bit of country side. A good dog walk for our 4 month old Goldie. Freezing weather didn’t put us off and luckily the sun was shining.
At the end of the trail are some beautiful houses to lust after too.

An excellent training hike close to Calgary. We try to do it 3 times a month or more all year round if we are training for expeditions. Not sure why it is listed as a scramble, though. No scrambling involved. Well defined trail. Excellent views. Definitely take microspikes in fall, winter and spring.

Didn't quite do this trail, ended up taking North Molar pass east to Fish Lakes. Leads you up higher over the pass and down the other side. Still an excellent out-and-back trip (camping @ Fish Lakes is very nice).

backpacking
6 days 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.

So much snow. Fantastic as always.

Nice view at the top. Good winter hike.

Beautiful scenery, particularly on a sunny day after a snowfall.

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