Explore the most popular Camping trails in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
off trail
snow
10 hours ago

Hiked 2019-11-09. Trail is snow packed up to Elbow Lake. Snowshoes and cleats not required but recommend having the cleats on hand. After the Elbow Lake campground, the trail is not as well travelled. There are a few areas with ice on the trail and then areas that are completely bare due to the wind. After the falls, you veer off to the right/east on the Rae Lake trail. Initially snowshoes will be helpful here, but then the trail goes back and forth between completely bare to knee deep or more. Trail is hard to find once you get past the drumlin. Make sure you have this app or a map. Rae Lake was frozen and awesome. Recommend bringing snowshoes and ice cleats, but you may not necessarily need either.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

horseback riding
muddy
rocky
washed out
3 days ago

Trail was tough for horses - no elevation but was very muddy & rocky - the falls at end made it totally worth trip! Fabulous photo op!!

hiking
scramble
snow
23 days ago

Very icy up the first steep part so you will need your crampons. Flat, easy packed down snow through the campground. As you progress up the hill towards the glacier snow gets deeper and we had to turn back. Still a great hike and we saw lots of birds.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Beautiful mountain. The first half till scramble part is easy walk to ridge on meadows and through forest. Definitely feeling like going through bear’s living room. Scramble part is more easy technically, but it’s difficult due to mental strength and feelings to not give up. I did climb up the small summit and then went on the ridge to the main Summit. Beautiful 360 views. On the way down I chose straight down scree fun road, so what I went 2 hours I managed to go down in 15 minutes:) Enjoy!

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Great rewarding trail. We made it to the saddle. Didn’t like the look of the traverse across to the springs. Tried it but even with spikes it was slick on the snowy rocks. If we’d have had more time we have tried to find an alternate route down to the ravine. Def worth trudging through the snowy climb to reach the amphitheater surrounding the saddle. Spikes and gaiters recommended.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Amazing trail! Didn’t have the app downloaded at the time we just went off a friends directions! Took us a while but was so worth it at the end!! We took our dog she’s a Doberman mix and she did awesome and loved every minuet of it!! Totally recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

fun hike and awesome hot springs. We saw two pools to sit in. one fits 2 people while the other fits 4. Didnt stop recording while we took breaks, that's a true time that's recorded. Will do again!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great hike. Very hard in my opinion. Took me about 4 hours to get all the way up. I did take a lot of breaks. Last hour and a little bit I spent scrambling, be prepared for that. Very fast and easy way down tho... and also it's not very dog friendly trail, at least not at the very top.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Planned to only hike to the springs but the wife and I were 50/50 on the summit. We decided to hike up a bit and didn’t stop till the summit. 3.5 hrs from the car to summit. The hike is fairly easy for the first 4 km although the trail is braided a bit in spots. The last km of scree slope is very steep and challenging although it’s worth it in the end. The scree on the way down makes for quick time down. 1 hr from summit back down to springs.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a challenging steep hike that is worth every step as it’s absolutely beautiful once you reach the top of the saddle! The hot pools were very pleasant and we spent about 20 minutes soaking in the warmth and taking in the view. The trail to the springs is not the easiest to find, it’s below the waterfall and is a right turn off the main trail. The Parking area to find the trailhead is just over 7km from the mt lipsett Parking lot

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Hike is quite strenuous as you get good elevation gain In a short distance. After hiking through the trees for about half an hour, it opens up to an amazing valley to guide you to the ridge. It was quite windy when we were there, we also started super late in the day (4pm). We made the mistake of following the waterfall to the top thinking the hot springs were up high near the summit. We discovered later that they're off to the right (lookers right) of the waterfalls. Ran out of daylight so we had to head down. Definitely would recommend this hike as it was absolutely beautiful! It's quite a scramble to get to the summit but it's worth the views. Definitely will be back to finally make it to the hot springs!

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

So I feel I need to say DON’T follow my recording haha!! With snow on the ground, thick fog and poor visibility, we couldn’t stay on the trail for parts of the hike. Once we finally made it to the springs, it cleared up and the views were incredible!! Perfect timing for a soak in the springs. We had them to ourselves. I would recommend doing this hike in cooler temperatures so the springs feel warmer. I wouldn’t want to do it in the summer I don’t think. I just wouldn’t feel the same, cuz they aren’t super hot! But a warm temp for fall weather. We only went to the springs and back. Didn’t summit. I’ll definitely be doing this hike again!

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Honestly not a bad hike at all except for the fact it was raining and snowing the whole time (I went today September 9). So coming down was a bit scary but not the hardest descent I’ve done (I did a similar elevation in slides so that was a lot more difficult as you can imagine). Not going to lie if you’re not an experienced biker or not the most fit individual this hike is likely not for you. It’s pretty intense in the fact it is all uphill and not very gradual at all. There are VERY few flat ground parts. Trail is also extremely narrow. I wouldn’t recommend bringing dogs on this hike.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

I consider myself to be an okay hiker, but the reviews on this hike were misleading as I thought it would be a difficult but doable hike. It was one of the toughest hikes I’ve done. I don’t know if I went the wrong way but it was at least 1.5 hours of straight hands and feet scramble, straight up where you take one step forward and slide two steps back. We only went to the false summit because we were too tired to make the real summit at the end. The views were still unreal but I would never do this hike again. Didn’t even make it over to the hot springs at the end because we were so tired. There and back ended up being 15.5 km. (I would however just do the hot springs hike next time- on a week day as the springs are very crowded on the weekend and no scrambling is involved) also would not take a dog to the summit, I don’t think they would ever make it and it would be so hard on their paws, it was tough on my feet in hikers.

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

You get a lot of elevation gain in a short distance. Definitely difficult, bring more water on a hot sunny day, the sun exposure is hot on summer days. Views are amazing when you get above the tree line. Dogs not recommend up the rocky cirque, full of sharp scree(big and small bit) hard on the paws! Strenuous slog up the scree slope to the top. Fun skiing down the screw tho! There are a tone of people flocking to the mist mountain hot springs, too busy to visit them today :( I enjoyed the Beautiful Mountain View’s and lovely wildflowers in the alpine meadows!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked up to nameless ridge (eagles ridge?) and then down to the hot springs. Hot springs were lukewarm and smaller than expected. Will have to come back and scramble up mist mountain.

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