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21 days ago

Great views at top.

hiking
27 days ago

Really short trail (45-50 mins), but there’s not much to see until you get to the top. The trail is pretty sandy, which is a little annoying. Overall, an okay hike but probably wouldn’t do it again.

A long, all day hike. We parked up at the trail head on the Sinclair side and walked along the highway to find the trailhead so we would end by hiking directly to the car instead of along the highway at the end. We saw many bear signs such as scat on the trail but no bears. Definitely make sure to bring lots of water as we were a bit scarce by the end. The signage is a bit sketchy and we were worried for a while whether or not we were headed the right way but found our way back and recorded it to be just over 19km in total. There is however essentially one path to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a shorter family-friendly hike. Neat landscape. Best with ice cream afterwards.

walking
1 month ago

Nice hike, but it is much shorter than 2 to 3 hours. It only took us 50 minutes. Perhaps this is because a section of the trail is cordoned off.

2 months ago

My daily walk / hike from our summer place. It’s a great family hike for kids, adults and seniors. If you’re moving you can get to the top in about 15 min and down in about 13, but what’s the rush? Take your time and enjoy the nature.

Before you hike it, look at the hoodoos from the highway or the Hoodoo gas station / campground so you get a sense of where you’re going to be heading and what it looks like from below.

Couple notes to help out: 1) there are no garbage or recycling bins along the trail or at the trailhead. Bring out what you bring in. 2) stay on the trail. Can’t emphasize this enough. Watch out for children and pets (on leash) at the top. 3) relatively speaking, the toughest section is the 400m after the gate. There are many flat spots after this. 4) enjoy and stop at the Hoodoo gas station for an ice cream afterwards. The kids’ size is $3.50 and plenty big enough.

2 months ago

Super nice! Was very windy at the top, I recommend having some sunglasses as the sand picks up easy. Easy hike

un Trail veramente particolare, breve ma molto suggestivo. Vale una camminata!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views and an easy hike with moderate inclination - you could see the mountains almost the entire way up.

The snow is all gone now and the mud mostly dry, so basic hiking shoes should do you well here. It's pretty popular, so if you can go before 10am it's nice and quiet.

hiking
2 months ago

When we were starting we saw another gentleman who asked if we were ‘out for a walk today.’ I wondered why he said ‘walk’ instead of ‘hike’ until we finished the trail. While it’s not bad, it really is more of a walk and the trail is a bit overgrown. We took our 8 month old son in a backpack carrier and our dog. It served the purpose of getting out and it definitely wasn’t too difficult for our first ‘hike’ with a baby so it was good for us. Overall, if you want something that’s fairly straight forward, very few incline areas yet still pretty then this is great. It’s long enough that you can spend a few hours in an afternoon but not too long that you really need to prepare much. We spent 3.5 hours total there and back including probably 30-45 minutes stopping to deal with an overtired baby.

You walk along an overgrown path until you reach a sign that says you are at the end. Then you turn around. That's it. No views.

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail, but not much to see until you get to the top. Nice views from the top, though. Worth the walk.

hiking
3 months ago

was cool once at the hoodoos,but I don’t think I’m itching to do it again. my four year old loved it though , keeps saying she wants to go up again!

3 months ago

Nice views about30 minutes in. Views are of lake river and mountains. You are on top of the Hoodos a bit steep at the beginning

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is open!
Muddy & some snow patches but well worth the view of the hoodoos!
Short & easy

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail - gradual up and down. Went down Kindersley side with a group, it was best for their knees.
Long trousers strongly suggested since high grass + (not sure if it's cow parsnip or giant hogweed). Anyway, I'm not taking any chance.

Fresh bear scat on Aug. 25th but nothing new on Sept. 6

Suggestion: go for the hotsprings in Radium after the hike.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great short and easy trail. Some good geocaching for the kids too.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Nice easy trail with some great views of the hoodo's and the valley

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Quick and easy trail to kill an hour. Great views

Pros:

The meadows are absolutely gorgeous and worth it in my opinion!!
The incline is steady which is easier for more beginner people


Cons:

Currently cant summit because of waist deep snow
A mama grizzly and her two cubs have a habitat on that mountain so be careful and be prepared!

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

I went with my mother on our first hike. The trail had elevation the entire way, but the hoodoos were fantastical mysterious. A great trail for beginners, and those of a moderate skill set!
Took us about 40 minutes to get to the top! We also took several minute breaks. :)

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Nice for a short hike.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easy little trail to see a great view! Takes no time but a worthwhile stop Watch for crocuses if you go in the spring g

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this trail. And the views are spectacular

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fun, short trail. Late season- had light snow on the trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Great trail! Beautiful panoramic view at the top.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Great trail for families. It's pretty quick at about 1hr and younger kids can handle it fine (mine 6,7,9). Trail is in good shape and is wide to enjoy as a family

Really beautiful hike! Be bear aware, we saw lots of bear signs and tracks. We hiked up kindersley which is longer but more gradual and down sinclair creek which is extremely steep.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Loved hiking this loop with varying terrain.

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