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Nice trail, not too muddy at this time of the year. Some bugs, but I have seen worse. Had a really good time with the girlfriend !! :)


trail running
1 day ago

Nicely paved and maintained trail. Easiest to run the loop clockwise! Took me approximately 80min to run.

Did all 3 main peaks + Mystery Peak today. Trail was fairly well marked, though I did accidentally stray from it a couple times - it was never hard to get back on track. There was a bit of snow in a few shaded spots, but it was never an issue - though if you did it in runners they might get wet.

Bugs weren't nearly as bad as I feared. There was basically one horsefly with me for the entire trip out and back, but he became more like a travelling companion than anything. There were no swarms or masses of bugs like others have experienced, though I used basic DEET bug repellant.

Regardless, the trail was in pretty good condition. The scrambles at the end for the Seymour summit were moderate, and I had to rest for a minute a few times, but it wasn't too terrible for a somewhat out-of-shape 35 year old. Was about 6 hours out and back, including all detours and stops. 8.7 miles according to my watch.

1 day ago

Very nice, relaxing and peaceful hike. It has very interesting wildlife.

Thought this was a great 45 minute trail walk for my husband, my shepherds, and me. We went in mid July. Seems like it is surrounded by wet lands so probably would be muddy in spring. There was one narrow spot close to a stagnant pond area so lots of mosquitoes at this part. We hurried through, but that was the only part of trail we didn't like. The rest had nice scenery with decent trail space under a canopy of trees. We went late morning on a hot Sunday and no one else was on the trail. Saw only 1 dog dropping left behind. There was some horse manure left on trail. Overall a nice trail.

2 days ago

easy hike to the ruins and falls!

J’adore cette Rando pour le côté historique

4 days ago

Hazards - mosquitos, exposed tree roots on trails, and leave the toxic baneberries alone! Recommended especially in late May for wood warblers and forest flowers. Leave before 11 am to avoid the numerous off-lease dogs and their walkers. Despite these criticisms, it is a pleasant place for a nature stroll in summertime with opportunities to see turtles, frogs, birds. Pack your insect repellent!

Very challenging rrail, half of it not well marked. Bring lots of water and food! Beautiful place!

Quick hike - well shaded, average amount of bugs. All in all a nice, quiet hike with some great scenery. Trail is very wide and easy to follow.

4 days ago

Easy and relaxing hike. I got to the trailhead around 8:30 AM on a Saturday. I only passed two other couples on the way up and had the lake to myself for a while. On the way back I passed lots of hikers on their way to the lake and the parking lot was full when I got back to my car. I would recommend getting an early start to beat the crowds. Also, there were quite a few muddy spots along the trail that you have to deal with, but other than that the trail is in good shape.

Absolutely gorgeous once you clear the uphill slog initially. Panoramic views of stunning B.C. mountains along the ridge. Lake was still partially frozen and plenty of snow near the last 2 km of the trail, but doable in hiking boots.

5 days ago

First part of trail was quite steep with loose rocks so can be somewhat slippery going downhill on the return trip. No snow left on trail but some parts are muddy. It was a cloudy, rainy day and we didn’t think we would have a view but we were lucky because the clouds parted as we reached the bluff. Nice hike with a beautiful view. There was a raven and a couple of chipmunks on the bluff waiting for food. Took us about 3 hours return.

Had a fantastic time! Dogs swam and the hike was beautiful the ruins are really cool.

We did this hike earlier today, it is a great hike, wilth an awesome waterfall at the end. The hike itself is easy with only slight elevation changes along the route. The surface is a mix of boardwalk (lots thru swampy areas) and dirt or crushed rock. The hike takes you thru many different vegetation areas and a detour thru the moose (free) enclosure easily demonstrates the impact that moose have on the local vegetation. The other detour to little pond is worthwhile, but is a little more challenging with more elevation changes... a great hike, the falls are truly spectacular.

Facile et une belle vu, sa vaut le détour

Easy trail to a beautiful lake. Can either take the nature trail or the cross country ski trails that are gravel to Lost Lake. Once there, there were plenty of activities to do and docks to swim out to in the summer months.

7 days ago

We did 2 nights, 3 days (June 2017). The hike to Lower Fryatt has a few views, but is the least interesting part of the hike. Beyond Lower Fryatt was a steady climb in the trees until just before Brussels, after which you hike in the open Fryatt Valley. You'll have to pass two landslides (or remains of avalanches?), the second of which is on top of Headwall campground. The next day we went all the way to the alpine hut above Hellwall - err, Headwall. There are truly breathtaking views from up there, seeing all the way down Fryatt Valley and beyond, plus the snow caps all around the hut.

Closed due to bear activity FYI

Super easy, flat trail. About a 12km hike round trip if you turnaround at the creek/bridge. Would be perfect for trail running, biking, and snowshoeing. Not the best views of the Rockies (no clearings) and the mosquitos were pesky.

7 days ago

What an incredible trail. From the Elfin Shelter, there are almost 360 degrees of mountain views. I spent one night up there on July 10.

The road to the trailhead isn’t bad, but a bit rocky at the end. I did fine in my Prius, taking it slowly when needed.

The snow starts just after the hiking trail rejoins the mountain biking route, about 4.5km from the Shelter. It’s patchy in spots and then starts to thicken as you get closer to the lakes. We used poles, micro spikes, and gaiters; without them, the going was slow due to slush.

The route is no longer marked with the orange rods. At times, we lost the trail altogether and relied on following footprints and the AllTrails app. I suggest anyone going in the next few weeks do the same. It’s easy to veer off course in the snow.

The tent platforms are entirely melted out and looked pretty inviting. With the good weather coming, this hike will just keep getting better and better. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

No sign of the ranger(s), in case that matters to anyone.

Great views. Must do! Cycling only otherwise won’t see anything

8 days ago

Didn’t have time to do the entire length but went approx 1/2 way. Absolutely delightful.
Not always well marked, but you can find your way.
A lot of climbing involved so make sure to wear good footwear.

Honestly don’t walk it unless you’re prepared and it’s early in the day. The walk is very leisurely but is extremely long, expect around 4-5hrs to complete the walk. Gorgeous scenery.

Beautiful trail with moderate difficulty. Enjoyed it !

Well maintained and scenic trail.
Left Hamilton at 6am and arrived near end in Brantford around 9am. Bring water and munchies as no facilities on route.

10 days ago

very good hike, suggest going counterclockwise
a little rocky at the end

Noce trail loop, good for biking or hiking. Gets pretty busy on the weekends, also mosquitoes were quite bad in late Spring early Summer (June 2018)

10 days ago

Perfect with kids! We had the chance to skip on wood deck paths, climb tree stumps and fallen branches. Find singing frogs and ready-to-eat raspberries. Of course you are welcomed with notices about ticks and coyotes (which scared the crap of of me) but amazing people with dogs only were met on the trail!

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