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Some of the parts of the trail were closed so it was up and down the same path to the mini lakes at top.

I did this hike July 8, 2018. It’s not difficult, other then waking on small to big rocks the whole time, you just want to be careful so you don’t twist your ankle. It was a busy trail the day we went, but not crowded. Many people were rock climbing too. Once you pass the waterfall it gets quieter, most people turn around and head back there. We continued on and passed inukshuks people had made. The trail opens up into a big valley. We kept on hiking until we got tired, but we wanted to see if we could reach an end to the river valley, but there was none in sight.

Wow! Amazing reward at the top!

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22 days ago

Nice views around the middle and a little waterfall at the end. Not a long trail.

Gorgeous view!! Nice easy trail :)

Nov 11 2018
Beautiful winter hike. Easy trail was very easy. Probably good with a stroller.
More difficult was full of tree roots and rocks under the little snow. Closer to the top of more difficult trail you need crampons. It was pure ice due to the overflow.
From the lakes, the hike up the stairs has a nice lookout. At the very top you can cross the road for a nice mountain and lake view.
Outhouse on site.

Fun little walk. Pretty scenery

Went on Nov 12th. Sunny. Temp -5. Trail spilt into more difficult and east. More difficult has lots of frozen icy surface which are extramely spiliry. lots of beautiful forest view and sunny mountain view. Trail beyond water fall is covered in frozen ice. Spikes are recommended for that part of the trail.
Grassi lakes at the end of the trail is very beautiful and not frozen so you still see the beautiful color of the water.
I would go back in summer again.

Enjoyable easy hike :)
Went 3 weeks a go a bit slippery in some spots but other then that a good fun hike.

Enjoyable easy hike :)
Went 3 weeks a go a bit slippery in some spots but other then that a good fun hike.

Enjoyable easy hike :)
Went 3 weeks a go a bit slippery in some spots but other then that a good fun hike.

Not recommended for the harder side in the winter unless you have good shoe spikes. Great views and a pleasant trail when recovering from a hard trail. Lots of traffic even in winter and much better than Quarry Lake all around.

went on Nov 11th. Temp -5. Sunny and snowed a little bit.
watch out for deer bo(p)m(o)b(o)s(p).
Very light and easy Trail, and close to town so u get a bit of road noise. if you're in the area and are looking for a nice light walk, it's not a bad Trail to take. the river was partially frozen, watch out when you walk on the ice because we almost fell in.

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28 days ago

went on Nov 11th. Temp -5. Sunny. warms us up fast.
nice little loop around the Quarry lake.
very relaxing walk. nice view of mount lady mcdoanld. also good off leach dog park area. lake was slightly frozen. lots of cute dogs. took us 30 - 45 min with broken legs. not really broken but worn out after mt lady McDonald trail.
peeing in the lake is not at all recommended as it is a very popular community trail.

We did this hike on November 3rd. It was beautiful. Hardly any snow.

A beautiful location for an off leash dog park! A short walk to the lake and a small loop around it.

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1 month ago

great scenery and not too tough for two old and out of shape prairie girls

Hike was awesome! Easy trail for sure! Highly recommend it, lots to see for sure!

Trail was ok. Very rocky. Starts out near the lefarge plant.. kinda interferes with the nice scenery part. Waterfall is small. Nothing in the cave. Meh

Fun hike always have mountain beavers (marmots) screaming at me

Love this hike. Did it in the summer and hit a rain storm on the way down which wasn’t too great. Other than that super fun, forest, loose rock and boulders lead up to amazing views.

Easy. Beautiful. Worth the view

Oct 27, 2018 - A marvelous hike!

Beautiful place really easy hike but it was close to walk aground the lake or get to the other lakes, I posted a photo of it.
(I jumped the “fence” and walked a little bit up)

Loved the bridges and the creek. Great parking facilities but the access road is very washed out for my small car.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk with a small waterfall to view. Not to many people around either. Path is clearly marked and bathrooms at parking lot

Was a great little hike. Nice easy walk along the creek. Only disappointment was I couldn't as make it up the hoodoo to the cave to see the drawings. Both me and the pup kept sliding down as I am not a scrambler and there wasn't anything to grab onto to get up there. But will try again next time :)

Awesome hike for the fall, since climb is all south-facing there was almost no snow until 3/4 of the way up. Conditions were dry and summer like with recent warm weather. Threw the gators on for the top portion but could have easily walked around deeper (mid shin) patches.

Went there yesterday looking for a nice easy hike as I'd just had my wisdom teeth out. It's ok, but you still feel very close to civilisation with the construction at the top, the exposed pipes and powerlines.

The easy way up is a steady incline, but a nice wide path. The hard way is flatter for the most part, and narrower. But you have to do some rocky steps at the end and step through some very shallow running streams. I prefered the hard way considerably.

The waterfall is running well.

Nice and easy hike. Has a beautiful panoramic view. However, around the lake there is a tape, so you cannot come very close or go to further to see other lakes. It's still worth seeing! The lake is beautiful.

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