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Great walk/hike with the dog

mountain biking
1 day ago

I personally have done hundreds of hours of trail maintenance on the Jumping Pound – Pinetop Trail to keep it navigable by youngsters and senior hikers and a place for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. I have removed those beautiful formed cow pies that get on your boots and bike tires. Yes, the trail is slippery when wet. The trail also is easily damaged when really wet and muddy; not so much when the trail is reasonably dry or frozen. If you are really hard core and want to get out no matter the conditions, do what I have done, go in behind Mt. Robson solo for ten days. Don’t be a cow!

Beautiful easy hike. Nice clear water, with a few falls.

Great hike, for all fitness levels. Did parts of this hike with 3 adults and 6 kids (ages 9-5). Path (exposed tree roots) a little slippery from a light rain, but didn’t make the hike difficult. We went to the lookout and then continued on but took one the paths back rather than the full loop. Geocache on hike. Would come back for sure!!

hiking
11 days ago

I absolutely loved this trail for me and my dog. Quite easy and we were there early enough that we didn't see anyone until we were a minute away from the parking lot.
Bring a headlamp if you want to explore the bunker. Having worked underground at a mine in the past, the smells and tunnel brought back some memories! No smell of weed as others have said. If there was a way to remove graffiti, maybe someone can take that upon themselves to do that.

This is a beautiful place for beginners and so family and kid friendly. All the little waterfalls make for a nice walk in the park and Photography.

trail running
12 days ago

lots of nice rolling hills and views that represent the Alberta foothills and prairies well.

trail running
12 days ago

beautiful run with some hills and pretty views

hiking
13 days ago

This was a really fun hike! The trail isn't very difficult and it takes you to a really neat old bunker in the mountain. The bunker is dark so bring a light so you can explore inside. It isn't very big but there is some cool art on the walls! A perfect adventure for someone who likes to see unique things.

I loved this scramble. We did the loop - up Heart Mountain first, across the ridge then up Grant McEwan, and down. I’d definitely recommend doing it in that order! Glad I left the dog behind, I think the terrain would have been a little too difficult. Almost no “traditional” scree to scramble over - mostly big slabs requiring some scrambling up, and some scree parts but they were pretty packed down so I wasn’t sliding around too much.

They do not allow bikes. At all

hiking
16 days ago

As mentioned in other reviews the trail has been rerouted for a portion starting not far after the powerlines. It includes 4 new bridges which are built very well and eventually meets back up with the old trail which is still used for horseback riding. The new trail is signed well and you shouldn't worry about getting lost.

Until you make it to the meadows it is a very nice forest hike which I would rate as easy. Once you hit the meadows it a whole different story. To the top is very steep and challenging but well worth the effort. The views are amazing from the top. I stopped at the rock face where is seems most people stop. To go around the rock face and go higher it looks like you need to scale around the rock face, which is something I didn't want to do by myself.

Would recommend this hike to anybody. Round trip should take 4-5 hours depending on how long you rest at the top.

Beautiful.

Really great hike with nice views. Definitely a challenge for beginner to intermediate. Little bit of decent scrambling and some bum scooting on the decent if you start the loop clockwise.

Loved the waterfall and the first half of the loop. The ridge is eroded and not as well marked.

continued on up rimwall after completing westwinds pass, awesome view up top

walking
19 days ago

Great walk! Excellent signage! Lots of flowers and plants!

Beautiful fall hike! The leaves were starting to change and the weather was glorious. It is a really easy hike with little elevation gain so it was a nice 2 hour trek. This would be perfect with elementary school aged kids. (My 11 and 13 year old found it really easy and loved it.)

on Wild Rose Loop

hiking
20 days ago

My nine year old, five year old, and I completed this route August 25, 2018. We were early enough for my children to sample some wild raspberries while at the same time, observe the beginnings of signs of fall. We had lunch at the viewpoint on the provided bench (there are two) We saw a deer off the path, on our return, close enough to get a good look through the trees. The path was dry and an easy walk for all. No signs of mosquitos or blackflies as mentioned by a previous commenter. We would definitely do this route again.

Lovely hike but gets extremely hard aproximately 6 km in. Hard to navigate with no defined trail, ended up going the wrong way and turning around. I think best navigated with guide or someone that has done it before.

5 min drive from my house so I take my dog every morning! Great exercise hike, just wish it was a bit longer (takes about 25 mins) - can extend by doing it twice (forward/backward). Starts getting busy around 9am in summer, bit later in spring/fall. Bugs are bad in the evening in summer. Quite icy in winter but can do with ice cleats.

Awesome little trail with tons of waterfalls for the puppy to play in!

Great Hike! Good for all ages, good signage.

hiking
27 days ago

A great trail for children. Flowers, raspberries, wildlife and surprises - everything you need to keep them entertained.

Good workout

Hard but rewarding views

Beautiful non summit views with lots of shade and little elevation so perfect for toddler/baby carrying hike! the eagle viewpoint is a nice halfway/picnic place! Beautiful meadows/flowers!

Beautiful and challenging!
We took the Scramble up and also did the loop over Grant McEwan peak.
Bring lots of water and be prepared for a steep hike up a decent hike around then a scramble down!

It is a beautiful hike, but we found the trail past west winds very difficult to navigate and ended up getting lost at the scree and had to turn back around eventually. There were no other people on the trail past west winds despite it being a beautiful day. I would definitely try this one again and hopefully would have better luck with the route.

The trail was nice once we got away from the sound of traffic, but the bunker was very underwhelming. graffiti everywhere, litter and remnants of campfires, and the smell of weed seemed to linger in the cave. my kids liked the hike more than the cave, they said the marijuana smell was not cool. if we go back, we'll go up the other side where the creek was more interesting than the bunker.

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