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We hiked from the Barrier Lake parking lot up to the lookout and back down without doing the loop in 3.5hrs. The trail is extremely icy for the last 1km so I highly recommend cleats and hiking poles. There is a second lookout you can climb to but due to wind and the amount of ice was not accessible for us. Overall this is a great hike and I highly recommend for a quick short day trip. It gives you incredible views at the top that do not disappoint! I would rate it on the easy side of moderate and would say it's one of my favourites for sure!
I love this hike. LOVE. It's my favourite hike to take friends with kids or new/rookie hikers. Huge view pay offs with only a bit of effort... but still enough effort to feel like something was accomplished. I wish it were a couple kms longer... but apparently you can go in deeper, gunna try that this season!
Chantal F. on Canyon Creek Ice Cave Trail
Such an amazing hike, especially knowing your destination is an unreal cave with outstanding views. Don't forget your head lamp