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

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Can't beat a winter hike in a frozen slot canyon, a fun morning out

Wife and I have been up twice, most recently in September 2016. Some snow higher up (should have taken ice grippers). Close to the top the fog completely obscured everything more than a few metres away, let alone the steep drops. I find it to be tough but I’m in my mid sixties and don’t hike enough. I know there is a great view.

Was a nice walk, groomed and paved trails. Dog friendly. Not my cup of tea but was nice afternoon outing.

Dec 12, 2017, need micro spikes, lots of snow at the end but still no need snow shoes due to popular trail.

Tried to hike to arnica lake this past weekend. Awesome views just past Vista lake as you go up the ridge on the opposite side, I didn't quite make it to the lake due to losing the trail and knee-high snow. I personally wouldn't do it again without snowshoes or until it's cleared out of snow a bit.

If you have very small children (baby wearing) - 5 years old this is a marvellous little hike. There are fun bridges to cross, waterfalls to see, little teepees made out of hundreds of branches hikers have put up, rock climbing up neat rocky boulders (my son calls it the moon and we walk like spacemen). It’s not too long or challenging and there’s a nice area to have a picnic in the summer(bring blankets to sit on)

snowshoeing
5 days ago

We rented snow shoes and poles from the U of C outdoor centre. Worked out to about $13 a person! Great little hike, fresh air, nice steady incline at the beginning. A couple feet of snow out there. The paths are good but there is room to venture in to some fresh powder :)

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6 days ago

Awesome trip. Trail up the hill is well packed so microspikes best. Once you hit the upper bowl snow is pretty deep so snowshoes would be better. To go to Bourgeau lake veer left at the meadow. If there are trails heading straight towards the trees then right, they are heading to Harvey pass.

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Hiked North Mountain, from trail head. Great hike for a quick morning in the mountains, it was December but felt like September the day we hiked.
Just a little technical and scramble. Too icy to get to South Mountain from North the day we were there (no Gear). Enjoyed the day. About 3.25 hours at a good pace.

Good hike, very well marked trail.

Completed the scramble to the summit at the end of September. We were very lucky that not many were attempting the summit at this time of the year, as this scramble can get very busy. There are rock hazards so after the pass, a helmet is needed, especially when busy. While we did not use them, would recommend bringing crampons (or atleast spikes/cleats) as well as an ice axe as the final approach to the summit can have snow and ice all year round. While you need to have good fitness to reach the summit in a reasonable time, never anything more than easy and some moderate scrambling at the crux.

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