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muddy
3 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not enough snow for snowshoes at this time. The trail was very easy and I would recommend it to all difficulty levels as the view at the top is amazing!

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snow
1 month ago

We we’re out on Family Day weekend, this was a great quick hike even in snowy conditions. Snow shoes weren’t necessary at all. We passed lots of large groups on this trail with their pups. The hoodoos are snow covered and viewed from above so we mostly enjoyed the rest of the scenery.

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

Did the trail from dam between Whiteswan Lake and the campground. Had not been used this winter so we broke trail and followed the animal tracks. Steep slippery uphill start but nice rolling trail along the lake. Looks like a great place to come back to in the summer to camp.

2 months ago

We got engaged here last year so naturally we love it. Not a very difficult hike, we went during our New Year's break so there was no one there. Our dog had a great time too.

The view at the top is amazing, one of my favorite so far.
We took the trail for the ridge, cause the tarn had too much snow and the trail was not made at all. It was still about 2ft. of snow at the top and the trail was not there anymore cause it was very windy. Bring your winter boots, your snow pants and something to cover your head and your face.
We did that hike in 2hours round trip but we never take a break more than 5minutes.
IMPORTANT: Don't go there if you don't have a truck 4 Wheels Drive and Winter Tire!! The road to get the trail is intense, especially when going down. It took us 1 hours to get down, we had to drive at 7km/h.

5 months ago

Nice and easy family trail. Our dog love it !

Trail following a creek for few kilometres and continue in the mountains. Was icy in the middle of October

Excellent hike on October 7th. Drive in with my Outback was fine, though some icy spots in the road made me wish my tires had goat hooves. Well packed trail post-October 2 storm. No access to tarn or the loop. Views up top to die for! About 3 hours up and down with snow.

hiking
5 months ago

The hardest part of today’s adventure was driving up the road to the trailhead. As others have said, you DO need a high clearance vehicle. I managed in my SUV with all wheel drive, but would have felt better in a truck. Take your time on the rough road. You’ll know you’ve arrived; there’s a sizeable parking area and a sign marking the trail where the main road comes to an end (note this is NOT the parking lot at the mine site). As for the hike itself, it’s a bit of a slog up to where the trail splits, but you get a few peekaboo views along the way. The ground was already frosty on September 25th, so bring your layers. The hike to the ridge is so worth it! 360° views await you. I was glad I had a wind breaker once I got above the trees. The hike to the tarn was beautiful too. Late September meant all the larch trees were golden yellow! On the way down, mud made the trail a bit slippery, so I was glad I had hiking poles. Good hiking boots strongly recommended for this one.

Trail closed! Trees unstable due to wildfire.

6 months ago

Great views at top.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike once you get there. Last 8 Kms you need a SUV. Hike is wonderful with lots of steep climbs, flat area and small climbs. Worth the trek up there if you like adventure.

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7 months 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.

hiking
7 months ago

From hwy 95 it takes around 45 minutes to an hour to get to the car park/ trail head. Half way there, the road turns into a goat trail after the Gypsum plant. It could use a grader man!
Would not recommend a small vehicle to get there.
Once there, the hike is worth it all. Beautiful panoramic views, we felt like we were on top of the world.
The ridge is great because that is is the highest part of the hike. Head to the Tarn after too, beautiful pothole pool... very cold of course!
I would come back and hike around the area again because there are other trails around.

hiking
7 months ago

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

walking
8 months 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.

hiking
8 months ago

re: road in. keep going and have faith!! took 30-40 minutes from the mine. there was a boulder on the road, but we got past, even with a large truck.

took us 3:40 to finish both the tarn and the ridge. beautiful views and a challenging hike. the view from the top was amazing!! if you are only going to do one leg, do the ridge.

Had a great hike in , through the pass and down to the tarn. Lunch there then back to junction to ridge trail. Got part way along ridge, but weather started to turn so headed back. Lots of fun.

8 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.

8 months ago

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

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8 months ago

Very good reward but challenging hike.

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8 months ago

June 30 2018: very rough road in, thought we missed it but kept going and eventually found the parking lot. I would rate this hike as easy-moderate, not difficult. It was short with beautiful views and a nice ridge walk!

The ridge walk is really nice and it's rare to run into other people, at least until you get to Swansea. Only downside is you share the Swansea view with people that drove up!

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

hiking
8 months ago

{June 23 2018} • CAR: Drove in with a Tucson SUV. Definitely quite bumpy. A low car wouldn’t likely make it up without some good scratches to the belly of it. Just go slow and strategically dodge the bumps and holes. • WEATHER: Don’t be discouraged by cloud cover the day you go, we hiked right out of them and the wind up top keeps them moving out. • DIFFICULTY: Don’t be discouraged by the *hard* rating on this one. Ratings are subjective, but I get why they’ve rated this way. Certainly some moments are decently steep and get your heart rate up. However, these parts don’t last long and are very well balanced out with very moderate and easy spots. • DIRECTIONS: It seems like you’ve driven way too long, and you doubt whether or not you’ve missed it. So if you follow the directions, you’ll be good! (We did at one point come to a fork with arguably 3 options. The left was a thinner path that we debated about but it went up the cliffside to our left. So we stayed with the center option - which was correct! • PARKING: There is a parking lot near a quarry - this is NOT the parking lot you stop at. You’d be hiking for hours just to get to the actual parking lot if you stopped there. Well marked signage and a dead end at the correct parking lot. • DOGS ALLOWED: Brought our dog and she loved it. • FOOTWEAR: Boots or shoes with good traction highly recommended. • LOOKOUT + LAKE VIEW: Once to a directional split (I believe it says left lookout and right a trail) left is the lookout area and it isn’t far to get back to this sign. Come back to the sign and keep following the path right at the split to continue along to the lake. About 30 mins from that sign to the lake. Note: the lake isn’t going to jump out at you visually, until it does! I’ve uploaded some photos - which just don’t do it justice!

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9 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
9 months ago

Went June 21st 2018 still areas with snow, our dog loved it. First 10mins of the hike was pretty muddy. Make sure your shoes have good grip. We made it to the lake. It was beautiful and cold. Over was a great hike. Took us 3 hours with stops and a lunch break!

hiking
9 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.

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