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hiking
1 month ago

The trail area and hike are nice. My problem is that for years me and my dog would walk the section of old asphalt there. Now for some reason my dog is no longer allowed so the trail is useless to me.

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over grown
2 months ago

The first 2Km of the trail is well marked, when you get in the trees it’s beautiful. After that the trail is overgrown and not marked well at all, you can see different trails where many have tried to find their way through the bush. If you’re looking for a nice trail stick to the first 2km and loop back.

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blowdown
off trail
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washed out
2 months ago

The first 500 meters is marked with large yellow hiking trail markers- where the trail is easy to find, flat and open. Get into the trees and you follow little pink flags along the ground, or the orange flagging tape on trees. It’s a well worn trail and marked good up the the creek, where it splits for the loop. We had to drop some logs in a shallow spot to find our way over the creek, then managed to follow the route through the valleys and up across the plateau. That’s where the flagging ends, and trying to find the trail became rather difficult, especially working our way back down to the creek. We did eventually find our crossing and then we’re back on familiar trails. We definitely could have used a machete to clear trail, and if you’re not good at route finding, or getting your bearings outside- this could become an issue. Just know which way is North, and that the highway is always to the West, you can always hear the traffic, and following a fence line or the old highway are always escape options. The Conservancy definitely needs to do some maintenance here.

hiking
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

I tried to hike this trail twice, was easy to follow the yellow markers at the start, but becomes difficult after that, I would like to hike the whole loop, I will check again some time in the future

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no shade
over grown
3 months ago

What a nice trail! Made it to 2 lookout points. Nice views of the valley. A few more trail markers would have been nice, we weren't sure where to go at one point. Looking forward to going back and doing more of the trail!

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over grown
3 months ago

This could be an absolutely beautiful trail. However after the first km the trail markers end and it is almost impossible to navigate. One of the main signs was just laying on the ground by two posts...looks like they never got to putting it up. Not many trails in the area, you would think this would be upkept well.

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over grown
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail, the view at the top is beautiful and it’s so peaceful. It reminded me of my childhood - walking through the fields and hills on our farm. A little deer even ran across the trail a few feet in front of me!

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bugs
off trail
over grown
5 months ago

We hiked this trail in late June 2019. It was easy enough to find, you just need to watch for the small sign along Hwy 6, turn off is to the right. and the start of the trail is very near the hwy (don't go along the other small farm road) Very limited parking as well. The start of the trail is marked fairly well, there are some small orange flags every 20 or 30 ft. or so, and the path is worn is most places so you can visibly see it. However, we did come across some signage that was just laying on the ground at one point, so you can't really navigate using those signs (yet - more on that later). The area is a bit 'wild' and rough. Lots of grasses, some wooded areas and a few low spots that can bet wet/muddy depending if there has been a recent rain. There is also some elevation to deal with but not too bad. There are a few nice view points as well. At one point you cross the old paved hwy, it is deteriorating a lot, gives it a bit of an apocalyptic feel (which was cool, if you can appreciate that). At one point, we lost track of the orange flag markers and try as we might, we could not determine how to continue, so we ended up turning back the way we came. This was disappointing to us as we could not do the actual 'loop' back around. Also, (and this was our fault). In late June in this part of the world, there are ticks! We were not wearing long pants, so we constantly have to do a 'tick check' and I had to brush off about 8 of them off my legs before they started burrowing in! If you go later in the summer (late Jul/Aug.) the ticks are gone by then. And, my wife got infected with poison ivy as well! So be prepared, were long pants and sleeves, a hat, good hiking shoes, walking sticks and bring water. It was quite a nice trail however, if felt very 'wild'. Lots of beautiful views, some trees, grasses, wild flowers etc...I did contact the Nature Conservacy of Canada about our experience afterwards and they replied to me saying that they are currently working on upgrading the markers and signs for this trail, so no, it's not abandoned, they are just still working on it. I'm sure once they are done, it will be very well marked. I would like to return to this trail in August one year and actually complete the loop! Thanks for reading.

hiking
6 months ago

If you can get up the second hill you are good to go!

Some hills to climb. Flags are out to show the way but still easy to wander off. Cell service in there so you'll find your way. Worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

A short hike in the rolling hills of Qu'Appelle Valley. Great views and trail easy to follow. Nice break from driving.

hiking
9 months ago

easy to wander off trail, so I've stopped this recording early and wandered back the way I traveled in. muddy during the early spring, ripe with fresh winds :)

running
11 months ago

In the summer of 2016 I attempted to find this trail while out running. I got to the start point which is a gravel stockpile but this is the first time I have seen a map. From what I remember, it appears the trail goes down the old highway which is pavement with trees growing through it. I obviously missed where the trail cuts off to go on the loop but now that I have a map, I'll have to run back there and try again.

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