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hiking
2 days ago

Nice and simple hike. My boyfriend, dog and I hiked out to the 3rd waterfall which is about 8km from the trailhead. Great views the whole way and easy trail to follow along the river. Recommend this hike to anyone!

We did this on November 10, and it was amazing. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and there was very little snow. If there was more snow it would definitely not have been as enjoyable.

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing views from the top! Be prepared for switchbacks though, as this trail is full of them!! I’ve done this hike a few times now and have enjoyed the “reward” at the top every time!

I did this in the summer however! Just late to rate it.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this twice. Once in August 2017 and then again on November 12, 2018. There hadn't been much snow fall lately, so we tried this today. The closer we got to to the top the more snow there was. There was maybe about 3 inches toward the top. In a few spots we had to hike though some knee-deep areas. It was great to do a hike in November. The snow slowed us down a little on the way up. We did the whole hike in just under 5 hours. Beautiful views. Worth the hike.

Did this in early October. Super tough hike, up mountain right away. Every blood, sweat, and tear was worth the views. Not a kid friendly hike! Make sure you have good hiking gear for this one, poles are nice for coming back down as the scramble is slippery.

Great hike. Few tough areas but some great views towards the top. Kids would have some troubles along the way, the cave could easily be missed. Keep your eyes open! Would be good till the snow flies!

great day for hike ! up to the falls for a snack and then scampered up to the left and took the trail up further around the back side to explore. found a nice little lean too down low that someone has made. trail up top had a lot of blow down so bush wacking required but worth it !

hiking
26 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
1 month 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.

We began this trail on 10/7/18 at noon and returned on 10/8/18 at 6:30pm. We are two fit firefighters, and we covered about 22 miles round-trip. We were not able to make it all of the way to Lake of the Falls with our time constraints, but we got within a couple miles of it. We believe the trail is much closer to about 13 miles ONE WAY, as someone else mentioned below. There are some steep climbs, but they are short.

We were the first to hike the trail since the first snowfall of this year (24"), and we would rate the trail as difficult to follow and difficult to hike at this time. It was thigh-deep snow in some places. We camped at the fork to Landslide Lake/Lake of the Falls. There is some pink/orange/yellow flagging in the timber to mark most of the trail, but be careful not to miss the stream crossing to the south after the fork to Landslide Lake. (Anyone hiking this soon, do NOT follow our tracks in the snow past the final fork! We got lost, and you will too!) There are also some tracks of trappers checking their trap lines out there---not hiking the trail! We saw fresh signs of one black bear and possibly one grizzly at the higher elevation, closer to the lake.

It was tough in the snow, but still scenic! We loved it, but hope to go back and make it to the lake next time, planning for 26 miles rather than the 21 miles this site says.

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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.

Was beautiful! I’m not an experienced hiker (nor do I work out) but I managed to make it to the top have lunch and back down in 4hours. Pretty steep and loose rock. Friend went up in tennis shoes and he didn’t struggle.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, easy hike beautiful suspension bridge. Did this hike with husband and friends at 26 weeks pregnant. Would be a great family hike. We carried on pass the park boundary; well worth it! The trail does get harder past the waterfalls and can be a little hard to navigate.

So intense! So good! Beautiful scenery all the way and great fishing at Landslide lake (caught on fly rod, spin rod, and a STICK). Not a very technical hike but I would rate it moderate due to endurance if going all the way in on one day, and diverse terrain (rocks, tree roots etc). A few steep hills that will make you gassed and are a bit toe smushing on the way back down. Definitely recommend a hiking pole or two even though I don’t usually use one. Special mention of the backcountry loos for my fellow ladies (one half-way and one at the lake).

5 firefighters 3 days - hiked straight in, spent a day and second night at the lake, and hiked out. 7.5hrs in, 6hrs out.

Only done this hike once but it was a nice one. a few steep climbs but it's worth it. A soccer ball was left at the top a few years ago, I hope to go back and use it again if it's still there haha.

2 months ago

Scenic, easy trail. I think next time I'll continue on the trail after the first falls.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice easy hike. We started at the waste transfer site, hiked around the fence and found the trailhead marker easily. It was about a 20 min hike to the falls. Ate our lunch at the falls and then walked along the creek a bit. We took a less traveled path up from the creek and back up the main trail. It was easy to do with kiddos.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike with great views at the top!

walking
2 months ago

The air was still a little smokey which dampened the view a bit. Great hike, good elevation, a little sketchy walking the ridge but the view is worth it! It was nice having bathrooms at the entrance of the hike as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views.

Very nice / great hike. Trail was well marked and glad we took the time to do this trip. The lake was very nice we had a break from heavy smoke in the area.

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!

Awesome hike! Stay a bit closer to the left side up the scramble and it’ll be easier on the trail. Stuck to the trail once 3/4 of the way up so it was a bit more of a scramble the whole way. Closer to the edge though so we had views almost the whole way up! Good marking up the mountain as it got steeper. Gorgeous 360 views at the top are worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

My friend and I are both in our fifties and in really decent shape ( we think lol). This hike took us 7 1/2 hours with few short breaks. I’m sure the return trip can be done quicker as some of the reviews have reported but I’m not sure how you could do this in half the time.
Amazing trail that takes you in and out of the trees to incredible views and the summit was so worth the climb. The views are panoramic and are stunning.
We would highly recommend this hike and hope to do it again

Done this hike a few times. It’s a quick, fun, easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. I am in the Nordegg area often (one of my favourite places) and have done many hikes out there. We enjoy mixing up the harder hikes with some easier ones when camping for a few days - so this one is great!

Great hike, definitely steep all the way up. It’s short, but it takes a lot of energy! Great views at the top though, totally worth it.

Definitely a hard hike/scramble. Trailhead starts to the right of the parking , past the creepy dumpster on stilts. . I’m a beginner hiker who’s fairly in shape , this hike had my knees trembling on the way down thanks to loose rock all of the way down except the first 1/8.. My hubby and 9 and 5 year old did it like it was no big deal. The views are spectacular but very scary for those afraid of heights, I may or may not have cried when I saw how high we were getting even before the scarves. Took the ridge side down and had to ladder crawl down 90% with my gf who’s an avid hiker. Definitely recommend hiking boots (I only had my runners) and wear sunscreen , you’re not in the trees for long. Bring more water than snacks and a piece of paper to leave a note in the geocache. We did 3 hrs to the top and 2 down with minimal breaks. Fitbit clocked it at approx 13,000 steps and 213 floors. Not saying I’d do it again but Well worth the view ! Happy Trails!

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