Explore the most popular State Parks in Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Ptarmigan Cirque

walking
3 hours ago

Fantastic view that changes as you go around the summit. A bit strenuous, especially during the last stretch

Lots of steep trekking and high climbs, but totally worth it! Just when you think you summit the hill, it brings you down and then higher yet again.

7 hours ago

Great hike with no major changes in elevation so easy to do for anyone, what's nice is if you wish, you can do about half of the hike and see part of the lake, but going out the full distance is definitely worth it as it is definitely the best views. Full distance took about four hours round trip.

on Diez Vistas Trail

7 hours ago

Great hike with really cool viewpoints! The first three or four viewpoints are the best, but a couple of the viewpoints after that aren't really great because foliage covers them from the trail. The first part is intense uphill switchbacks for about three kms, then it is a nice slow downhill for the rest. Hike took a total of four hours, not very busy either for starting at 10:00 but it was a cloudier day and it was definitely getting really busy by the time we finished.

First thing - views at the top and along the ridge are stunning!

Second thing - the incline is significant. I wouldn't try this hike again simply because the trail is not maintained, easy to lose and can be dangerous for inexperienced hikers on the way down - even more so if the ground is dry. Becomes a loose gravel and stone scramble almost all the way down.

This is not a trail you should attempt without good boots and poles.

If you do, however make the ridge, the view is breath-taking!

This is a beautiful scenic trail! The view from the Peak is definitely worth seeing and a great place to stop and rest before turning back towards Tew’s Falls. The trail is not too challenging and offers some amazing scenery and views! Best to go mid week as it can get busy on the weekends!

walking
9 hours ago

Breathtaking views at the end of the trail. It has 12 stop for total 6km.From stop 1 after crossing the highway 40 to stop 3 the trail has mild to moderate slope. After that really flat trail offering nice view of meadows with wild flower beds surrounding. Its great experience for kids, we hiked with 8 and 12 years old kids. They enjoyed snow balling at one stop where we found remnants of snow dump.Make a stop at the small water fall to feel the water.

Solid hike with beautiful views at the top of Mount Assiniboine and Kananaskis. Took us 5 hours with a solid lunch break at the top. Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Didn’t need poles or flip flops at all, but bug spray was super necessary.

backpacking
9 hours ago

One of my favourite places to go! Brought up a group of people on Friday night and stayed until Sunday. Lots of fish caught and released as there is now a 0 limit harvest, whereas it used to be a limit of 2 cutthroat trout.

The hike up is pretty steep, lots of up hill but as long as you take your time it is a decent hike. Lots of people on the trail early morning and midday.

We camped between two of the lakes, and despite it raining lightly one of the nights we stayed, the weather was warm and sunny with a little bit of cloud later in the day.

Highly recommend spending a night or two and adventuring around or fishing to spend time in the great outdoors!

Pretty good hike, took us about 6.5 hours up and down.

Guys, it is an awesome trail but some scramble at the end with loose rocks. Coming down the same way, a little tough from the peak for the first 15-20 mins or so. I did the hike in 2 hours and 10 mins up and down, but then I was alone so just kept climbing and literally ran down. Amazing views from the top. Gives a satisfaction of reaching a summit.

Awesome variety of views, loved getting to see Barrier Lake on the back side.

Great hike, it was easy up until the path stopped and then it was moderate to hard from there but don’t let that discourage you; the view was amazing. took me and my girlfriend approx 3 1/2 hours. Would do it again for sure.

hiking
14 hours ago

Super swell views and a great workout. Bit steep in some parts but nothing crazy

Long hike, lake was packed with campers and hikers, took the loop up through the meadows by black tusk, flowers just starting to come out. I imagine in a week or two the colours will be lovely.
View to the Barrier was taped off as part of the bridge warning and kept many from going to see that view, however lots of toilet paper on that part as people now use the unused path as the john. Common people leave no trace and bury your leavings if you must go on the trail.

Stunning from beginning to end

19 hours ago

Steep in the trees but then levels off to beautiful views

walking
20 hours ago

Nice and easy hike

Leg burner with amazing views. At the very top it’s a bit of a scramble on loose rock. Noticed all levels of hikers on the trail. For people that don’t hike much, it’s a challenging but rewarding trail. I’ll do it again once my legs have forgotten ;)

20 hours ago

Trip on Jul. 14. A perfect day for hiking.

hiking
20 hours ago

Easy trail with gentle inclines and declines around a beautiful lake. Good for a relaxing stroll anytime of the day or an energetic run.

Great views. Would rate this trail as difficult with how steep it is, the scree and the length. Just my opinion!

One of my favourite hikes. Not at all difficult and BEAUTIFUL views!

Awesome hike up to Rawson mostly shaded which is nice when the sun is beating down. We caught lots of cutthroat in the 12-16inch range. I was informed larger ones are present.

mama black bear with cubs on the trail. Unable to complete as she kept coming back and wouldnt get off the trail.

Beautiful scenery

Highly recommended hike, leg burning hike for sure, hard on the lungs going up, hard on the legs/knees going down, very steep all the way up, but worth the view at the top, please make sure you have enough water to last you a total of 4 hours, i find that going down was much easier for me so only took us 1.5 hours going down compare to going up took us 2.5...this is a difficult hike for a beginner like me, make sure you are with someone who will push you all the way...wear hiking shoes and use trekking poles, it’s a big help....and oh yeah bring snacks:) will give you energy going down...hope you will have fun just like me who almost gave up after 30 minutes, but nonetheless #IMADEIT so #WORTHIT, oh and go there early so it’s not busy, we went up around 9:30 am less busy but when we came down around 12:30 lots of people are going up....you have to wait for people to pass through as the trail is very steep....

Enjoyed this hike until we got to Flatiron junction. Didn’t like the scramble up and down, pretty sketchy. Views are great but much better from Flatiron because of the lake. If we would have gone to Flatiron first, I wouldn’t have bothered going to up this peak but we went here first. Dogs cannot go up the actual Needle Peak unless they are small and fit in your backpack, like mine. If you are going up the peak just stay in the center and find your way. Be careful!

hiking
1 day ago

Worst hiking experience of life. Only a little bit of view at the summit. Trail entrance was not properly marked other than 'Z A P A '. Lots of hangry mosquitoes which didn't care about bug sprays. Couldn't take rest anywhere even with spraying bugspray. It's not good for hiking but snowshoe should be better.

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