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Great hike if you want something easier. Had some beautiful views

Beautiful views and great length and elevation. Nothing is marked so you have to rely on All Trails to start you off OK. However about 3/4 into the hike you have to use tracks that are not considered part of High Noon if you want to get the best views. It is bear country, saw a mom and two cubs and had to wait quite a while while the cubs got to the same side of the trail as the mom.

hiking
28 days ago

Did this hike on June 9th, 2018. Took us about 4 hours with lots of time spent on top but could probably be done in 3 with minimal breaks.
Head west and cross the bridge, then take the trail on the left. For the first 1.2 km its basically flat, then a slow incline up until the last bit. There is a very steep section towards the end, only a few hundred meters long but I wouldn't recommend taking anyone who's knees might not be able to handle it. Then from there its another 1-2km of dead fall that leads to an open field.
Very easy hike, except that small steep section. Little effort for the amazing views you get!

On a muddy day after a morning rain and a wet couple of days before, we hiked this trail starting at the Information Centre and went clockwise. It's a relatively easy trail with only one short steep uphill section and the rest just rolls along. I would rate this as easy instead of the intermediate ranking it currently has. My only complaint of the trail is that there isn't much of a viewpoint on any part of it. Muddy conditions prevented us from exploring any of the other trials in this network but we will be back during drier conditions. There was only one other hiking group on the trail so we pretty much had it all to ourselves!

Shorter trail with rewarding views!

hiking
1 month ago

Short, easy hike that features some not too steep incline and rewarding "summit" which sported a large swath of wildflowers and great view of the valley below and mountains in the distance. We only hiked about half the trail, definitely a great payoff for how short the hike is.

hiking
1 month ago

Really good fun , challenging as you get to the summit but worth it views are amazing !!

This was not good. Trails not defined, road was muddy and sketchy even in June. Do not take a little car down that road, you will get stuck.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was dry and in good condition, a few fallen trees but that added to the adventure. Not well marked from the Indian Oils parking lot but the path is clear enough. Luckily the trail was flagged as you go higher. We made a bit of a wrong turn and accidentally summited a mountain next door - not too out of the way so we still had time to double back a few hundred meters and continue to summit Mt Hoffman. Very steep section 3/4 of the way up, but it is relatively short and not too bad. Great, truly moderate hike if you don’t mind a bit of a puzzle.

hiking
1 month ago

Would be a beautiful view in the fall with the aspens. Trail seemed to be built more for bikes and horses. Fairly muddy in areas, I would not advise going after rainy spell.

hiking
1 month ago

Apple maps will lead you past the trailhead so watch for the trail sign or you will miss it. A steep climb but well worth the effort. The view is amazing and it is was quiet when we were hiking (late Sunday morning). We would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail to do with kids. You could also just hike to the top of the hill (about 1.3km) just before the steep descent and head back a little early if need be. Nice mix of shade and sun.

It was a great hike for all ages. It was mostly dry already and the views are very good.

Very nice walk.
You will likely need to use the app to find the start of the trail.
Once you go through the gate, go left along the fence, and the trail presents itself.
It's a very nice walk with beautiful views, and it's pretty dry in the Spring while many trails are still riddled with ice, snow, and mud.
Two of the people in our party were wearing flip-flops and they made it through the hike just fine.

hiking
2 months ago

Great solid trail and some nice views.

Really enjoyed the trail, on a beautiful winter/spring day ☀. Probably could have used snowshoes, although not really required. Good amount of snow still covering all of the trail; but, we were able to avoid breaking through in the deep spots. Would probably be a very nice trail in the summer too.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great quiet trail. No traffic. River is frozen so you can cross. Spring will be different.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great for early season hikes. Can be wet in some areas. 2018 winter was great for snowshoeing

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Awesome snowshoeing! Great views of the mountains and foothills!

I went snowshoeing here today with my son"s outdoor adventure class from his school. beautiful hike and sooooo much snow

Good hike, very well marked trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike today; it was a little icy in certain spots but still great.

If your on your way back from another hike in the Sheep River area and you don't really feel like you've "earned it", pull off here and do this. Quick little hour long hike with a good amount of elevation and decent veiws. Dont worry about following the trail, theres dozens of different cattle trails. I suggest keep right on the way up for the best views. If your knees are sore take the mapped trail down, its a wee bit easier but without the great veiws

Way too much wind. Broke my string and my kite flew away. Looks like it ended up in Turner Valley. If you see a Hello Kitty kite in Turner Valley, it's mine.

hiking
7 months ago

If your reading trips reports post 2013 floods saying the bridge is gone, dont worry its back. With the new bridge in place there is no reason this shouldnt be more popular. Good enough to be the Prairie Mountain of Sheep River. When you get near the top, the trail breaks up in the overgrowth and deadfall, watch for the pink marking tape. Pretty strait forward and short. When you get to the top, you are greeted by a Who's Who of the Front range peaks right up in your face. Junction, Shunga, Bluerock, Rose, Threepoint, Ware, Highwood, etc. Probably the best vantage point to see all these at one time.

Fantastic hike! We did it at the end of oct and it was snow free. There is a steep section at the end where hiking poles came in handy.

hiking
9 months ago

A beautiful hike on a fall day.

Good, short but steep hike. Nice views of Bluerock Mountain and others. Lot of birders watching for golden eagles.

Did this Sept 29. Beautiful warm day. Views are terrific at the top and the trail is easy to follow with flagging through parts of it. Quite a bit of deadfall through one section but this makes it all the more interesting. My new favourite hike in the Sheep area.

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