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2 days ago

Oct 21 - Although the weather felt like the first week of September, the trails were 95% dry. This is a STEEP hike. Leg burner for sure. I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners but it is a doable day hike. We took a right (left takes you to the lake) at about the 4km mark up to the ridge. The fork is poorly marked. Getting up to the ridge is all loose shale or a scramble up big rocks. The 360 views are worth it. Next summer I’d like to hike up and camp over night at the lake.

hiking
15 days ago

We hiked HooDoo Valley last weekend and loved it! We thought we lost the trail at one point and decided just to follow the creek bed and it turns out we went the right way! The caves at the top were amazing but definitely take a flashlight because it is dark. This hike took us 3.5 hrs including stopping to eat at the caves. I would totally reccommend this trail! So beautiful. We saw a few sheep on the hillside but other then that no animals. The view of Abraham Lake as you are hiking is amazing as well. There was some snow covering the scramble up to the caves but otherwise was fairly clear.

hiking
15 days ago

My son and I went up today. Great hike for sure. Cave was highlight. Find it beyond tall hoodoo up to the right. You'll see ribbon on tree branches marking the climb up. Bring a flashlight.

23 days ago

really great trail. we tried to find the shortcut down to the lake when we reached the top but got lost in the woods. we managed to find out way back to the trail by backtracking and the help of my GPS watch. we were really turned around! the views are spectacular. i wish someone would but friendly markers to the lake from the peak :) walking back down the way we came was still amazingly beautiful. our trip was 15km and took us 7 hours due to our little detour.

hiking
24 days ago

Completed Wilcox Pass on Sept 23, 2018 on the way to Jasper. Fantastic Hike, well worth the stop! great rewarding family hike if you want a bit of a challenge too. You’re at high altitude so slow and steady wins the race! Completed in about 3 hours with plenty of stops to take pictures.

Well maintained switchback trail, once you pass the red Muskoka chairs the trail thins out but is still easily identifiable. We also saw the Herd of big horn sheep! Stopped once we reached the pass — noticed quite a few folks pushing further up (set aside 4-6 hours depending on your skill level for that.

We reached the pass where the tundra opened up and the views were breathtaking. Seeing the glacier on one side and an open tundra on the other is like no other! We even found a Geocash! So cool!

hiking
1 month ago

Steep but very manageable hike. You can do this hike easily in an afternoon. There are great views along the way and the lake at the end is beautiful. We did this hike in late September and didn’t see another soul, but did follow some cougar tracks for about half the hike, so make sure you bring your bear spray just in case.

1 month ago

Great hike with awesome views

hiking
1 month ago

Did this one last Saturday starting around 9 AM. We got there early and had a chance to explore the pass before the weather clouded over and rain arrived. A moderate switchbacked trail approach to the tree line and then a pleasant uphill walk among alpine tundra to the pass. We encountered a small group of bighorn sheep just off the trail that were wary but undeterred by our presence as they grazed among the rocks. The views seems to go on for miles and we walked along the faint trail beyond the pass marker for about a mile before the winds prompted us to turn back. At 7700 ft. it’s cold and windy but worth it. The views remind one of the Scottish Highlands and are otherworldly given the minimal effort expended to reach them. There is a side trail to an overlook of the Athabasca Glacier from the pass that we opted not to explore given the awesome views of the Columbia Icefield leading up the trail.

1 month ago

Really enjoyed this one! So many interesting views, and we saw a large herd of bighorn sheep which was a bonus. It was pretty busy on a Friday afternoon, but everyone was polite.

Those not looking for a big hike can stop halfway at the red Adirondack chairs looking out over the Athabasca Glacier, but the meadow up toward the top is absolutely stunning and worth seeing!

There’s a steady incline with some rocky portions, but not a tough hike by any means. We saw lots of different age groups (and a few dogs) up there.

Don’t miss this one!

hiking
1 month ago

I was looking forward to doing this hike and it didn’t disappoint. Much of it was uphill and we climbed quickly to amazing views. Both the red chairs and the bighorn sheep were a bonus. It’s a fun, interesting hike. The only disappointment was at the top, no glacial lake or real reward as we’re used to in Colorado, BUT this was still a fabulous hike on a beautiful sunny day!

Wow the views were amazing! Not too hard of a hike. We were a little confused at first where the trail started but once we figured it out it was great!

The trail is very washed out and not worn in at all . We were the only ones on it and it was a bit creepy as there is no defined path.
To access it you will see a bridge with the Terish. Creek, park there then walk along the road in the ditch until you see a sign on the left and that is the trail head.

This was a great little hike not super hard but it is a great way to start the day and get your heart rate up. Due to other reviews we were happy to find the start of the trail at the two large rocks to the right of the parking lot. The trail is marked by orange ribbons along the way which was nice. This app shows fellow hikers and there locations on a decently populated trail. The falls are beautiful.

on Wilcox Pass

hiking
1 month ago

2018.08 easier than expected. loved mountain top views and red chairs.

Great little hike. Not too steep or far, just enough to get you working a bit harder. Plan to spend some time at the lake at the end or overnight!

Pretty hike - the steep view down to the river is intimidating in places. Better to start at the viewpoint and go to the falls.

Beautiful views from bottom to top!

Great little Falls to go see. Best on a warm day as you can play in the falls and the creek. Your feet will get wet for sure.

Parts of the original trail have been washed out. If you are following the David Thompson Hiking Guide it does differ quite a bit from that now, but if you follow the creek up you will find the falls.

2 months ago

The hike up to the hoodoos was straightforward and easy.... slightly underwhelming. If you continue on passed them and up to the caves, that is the real gem on this hike for sure!

From Nordegg- Approximately 4km past Two OClock rec area turn off. There's a small pull out on right side of road by a small creek. There is a sign for Kinglet Lake. Walk down old road and find prominent path. Stay left while heading up, incline starts fairly quickly. Steep hike up to a meadow. There will be a trail marker for Tuff Puff Ridge going right, kinglet going left. Kinglet was a beautiful, steep hike up. Great cutthroat fishing at the lake and very light traffic. Views weren't spectacular as BC fire haze created very poor visibility, but I'm sure they'd be amazing on a clear day. Great hike regardless and not one to be taken lightly.. hiking shoes are a must. Round trip for us was approx 4 hrs

2 months ago

Great walk with nice balance of vertical and walking. Big horn sheep are a bonus.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice day hike. Looks like recent landslides have went through this area. Some of the trails through the trees on the left hand side of the creek dead ended. Maybe due to the landslide activity. We ended up turning around and going back up the creek from the 2 tall hoodoos. Found the first cave eventually which turned out to be quite interesting but definitely a scramble up and down in the scree to get to it.

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Really nice hike, steep in spots. Had my 9 year old son with me and he carried a 21lb pack with him with no issues. Take the time and camp up near the lake. Will do this again for sure.

Did this about a month ago, it’s a fun hike! It is steep in some areas and there is a bit of loose shale the entire hike so do be careful. I didn’t get far enough to see the caves unfortunately. The trail head is a little bit confusing so when you park and see the creek to your left, you can follow the creek up or just to the right of it is the actual trail. The views are amazing. Also I brought my dog with me and she managed just fine. Had to lift her onto a couple of bigger rocks to keep going but nothing to scary for her. Took about 3 1/2 hours to do (including stopping for a snack) Give it a try!

Incredible hike. The views start relatively early in the hike, so it’s worth doing even if you only want complete a short part of it. The views at the top are absolutely stunning. One of my favorites.

hiking
2 months ago

My husband and I did this hike with our 13 and 12 year old children, and our dog. The uphill sections were steep and challenging, but we took breaks and made it to Kinglet Lake in about 2.5 hours (the return trip was 1.5 hours). The lake was beautiful and we were the only people there. The water was crystal clear and fish were jumping. The kids went for a swim, but it was definitely chilly! Wear good trail shoes.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike, makes for a good day trip. It’s a fairly easy hike and has rewarding views at the top! Would recommend!

Great little hike!! Easy to follow for the most part.... lost it a couple times on the way back but found it easily enough.... would definitely do it again!!

Start of trail was kinda deceiving.... didn’t realize you had to walk down the ditch to the trail head.... trail was kinda hard to follow in places but once you seen the flags it was ok.... would definitely do it again though.....the falls were nice!!!

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