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Beautiful hike, not too far from Calgary. if you go early, there is hardly anyone around (gets moderately busy mid day).

Just walked the trail today with my boyfriend, his friend, and my step son. love that its family friendly. :)

hiking
1 day ago

Some very nice views easy hike very near st johns worth the effort.

Really cool spot to hangout.

not a bad hike, don't expect many switch backs. the trail is fairly steep. good hike to the top. the hike down is worth having a set of hiking poles and good footwear.

the scramble to the second summit is a challenge. do it with caution. we made it half way, I'd say it's a good 2-3 hr addition to your hike.

Gorgeous hike with a selection of trails to take, very nice view from the lookout point bi just with the signs on the trail we marked with “ you are here” dots.

Great trail to do with the kids. We had a nice sunny spot for a picnic once we reached the falls.

Great trail. Beautiful views.

Bring your water shoes! Good for dogs and kids.

great trail

The first viewpoint was more beautiful than we expected. It was nice and there are benches here and there so we can rest. The Liberator observation point was memorable, you don't see it everywhere . View at the observatory was BEAUTIFUL! a 360 degree view of the mountains around. Breath taking!

The shelter Les Mesanges is private, you have to rent it ahead. Didn't worth the mini detour to go there because it was booked and we disturbed a family during their dinner time.. The next 2km following Les Mesanges shelter was disappointing: nothing much to see.

hiking
6 days ago

Easy trail, would be a great family adventure. The bunker was cool.. bring lights!!

hiking
6 days ago

Good trail for sure. Important to note that this loop is made up of a series of trails, and if you don't download the trail map it might be useful to write down which trails you take at various forks on the path. We got a bit turned around because we hadn't written it all out.

hiking
6 days ago

The trailhead is located in the parking lot behind Olives market. The trail itself is poorly marked and we passed several people that were confused about which way to go. The shortest and most direct route is walking down an active railroad line, which is not that wide and you have to be really on the alert for incoming trains. There are several paths that wind through the trees in between the river and the railway line. There are some picturesque views of the glacier fed river on the way to the train wreck. The train wreck itself is several twisted and deformed boxcars hidden in the trees. Over the years the boxcars have become covered with graffiti. The quality of the graffiti artwork is nothing special. I would not repeat this hike again.

Beautiful short hike ! Lots of guests swimming off the rocks, so if you're interested in that bring a bathing suit. I would also recommend running shoes so you don't slip off the rocks.

Amazing views the whole way up to the geocache, but it's definitely worth it to go the rest of the scramble to the summit. Trails were well used and visible with lots of other hikers.

I love this hike! It’s definitely challenging but the view from the summit on a clear day is absolutely amazing.

trail running
8 days ago

It is not a big conversation park, but with a small fall, a little fossil museum and some fossil you can find at north of the dam. It is not too bad.

The trail is relatively easy and short for me to hike and run (with some stairway steps). The landscape is not bad. There is a longer trail which I run into it but not much people hike there. It is not hard but it is not really maintain and a bit over-vegetated with fallen trees. Lots of fossil rock near the upper river area, but mostly are shell fossil but probably you can find some with insect.

Nice easy trail to the Tressel. Parking can get tricky as there are a lot of people who visit here.

What a neat place! The hike itself was easy and not much to see and had highway traffic noise, but the cave was awesome. It was perfect, it was 33C out and walking into the cave was like going into a fridge. The cave was way bigger than I expected. I went with 4 boys- 8, 10, 12 & 12 and they thought it was so cool- we even saw the packrat, which was a surprise. I’d prolly do that trail again... short walk to a neat place. We went on a Thursday around 3:30 and only saw 4 people- we had the caves all to ourselves. Make sure to have flashlights.

Lovely and a very easy hike!

This was a great hike! Definitely some thick brush and steep parts, but well worth it in the end. I wouldn't take kids or dogs not used to backcountry hiking.

According to Parks Canada site, this trail has been re-opened as of Aug. 1st, 2018

backpacking
11 days ago

This trail is a great workout if you are going for a day hike, if you are going backpacking i recommend you go light, and i mean no more than 15 kg if you dont want to struggle, unless you are in excellent shape. Its a nice trail but it has a lot of elevation changes and challenging terrain, its not a bad thing but just to have in mind. All camping sites are really cool with nice views to the lakes. So the hike is totally worth it. Recommend bringing trekking poles and if you are concerned about ticks or mosquitoes as i am, cover yourself up as there are sections where you will have to go right in between the bushes. One thing i found peculiar is that all 5 camping sites are right on the path of the trail so even though its not busy expect to see the odd hiker passing by right next to you. Toilet on site 529 is not marked. Took a while to find it on a little path behind a big rock literally by site 529 west of the picnic table. In short its a nicw trail but it is also challenging so be prepared for it! :)

Really nice family friendly way to see forest, river, suspension bridge and the graffiti covered railcars. Check out the old mountain bike jumps off the railcar - insane!

A great walk for the whole family with awesome views.

Very unique walk through the old trains. Worth a trip.

hiking
12 days ago

Easy trail that leads to a small waterfall. I suggest if you are a local to wait until a weekday as it's extremely busy on weekends. You can be in and out in less than 2 hours if you keep a steady pace. Plenty of climbing opportunities along the way.

Two separate parking lots, both lead to the same trails. At first the sound of the nearby industrial area is easily heard but soon drowns out when you enter the canyon.

I went on August holiday. it was sunny day, but the trail has lots of shade. It is very nice and easy loop for beginner. we walked slowly around shorter route, and took 2 hours total.

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