Although the views are amazing - the hike is a bit treacherous for people who are used to hikes with clear trails and firm footholds. I was happy to make it to the cave but I was surrounded by good folks who were willing to help me place my steps :)

hiking
6 days ago

We hiked up the trail until it ended by the hoodoos and then we just followed the creek up. Eventually we got to a rocky part of the mountain and we could see the cave from the bottom; there are two ribbons on trees a little hard to notice, marking the beginning of the trail. It was very difficult scrambling up because there were a lot of loose rocks. The cave was dark and muddy; you should bring a very good flashlight. There are two dead trees propped up with rungs to climb to the next part of the cave, and at the top there are a couple ropes to hoist yourself up but it was too dark and difficult to get up so we didn’t see what was past that opening. It definitely was worth it.

hiking
7 days ago

Fun trail, kind of tricky to find as nothing is marked but once you do it's fairly straightforward. Didn't find the cave but I think you just need to keep walking up the creek once you get to the hoodoos.

hiking
9 days ago

Was a great trail. We ended up walking the creek bed most the way. Made for a fun and interesting hike Manovering boulders and the creek itself. The dog enjoyed having the creek to play in as well. The hoodoos are amazing! Much larger than pictures make them seem. The caves were very cool! Kinda hard to find unless your paying attention. A ways past the hoodoos up a steep, loose rock incline to the right. We didn’t bring a head lamp (silly) so make sure to bring one so you can explore a bit better than we did!

We also started the trail early (8am) and didn’t meet another person until more than half way back to the car. It was fairly busy around 11am. So the earlier the better!

on Hoodoo Creek

hiking
9 days ago

Very scenic hike. The cave at the end was definitely worth it!

It’s rated a moderate but is very easy! Pretty busy trail. The trail follows the creek all the way up to the cave which is awesome to explore inside! There is a makeshift ladder and ropes to climb inside the cave. If you want a challenge or to extend your time after making it to the cave and back, we also took a side trail (which started by the tall standing hoodoo half way up the trail) which led us on a harder hour and a half scramble up to a cliff overlooking the creek trail. It was a nice private spot to eat lunch. Check the recording to follow the map.

backpacking
28 days ago

Did this hike over the weekend in Three days... first day clocked some miles. Beautiful views most of the way!! The trail was relatively easy just long. There are several opportunities for one who would like to spend more time out there. You could hike up to Michaëlle lakes through waterfalls creek or hike in through cataract creek, many different options! I did however notice a fair amount of garbage on the trails though

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike it’s one of my favourites. It’s sort of tough to find the trail head but once you get started it’s hard to go wrong. The cave is well worth the extra bit of hiking.

on Hoodoo Creek

1 month ago

Fairly easy trek. Kind of underwhelming. The hoodoos were cool though.

This trail had nice views only one hoodoo left. Everyone we talked to on the trail couldn’t find the cave to explore.

hiking
1 month ago

Did the hike today, the entire way up the creek going up, until it was way too steep and the snow started. Then hiked the small single track trail to where the two creeks met. Our feet got wet crossing the creek back and fourth to get to the top. But it was a fun and challenging hike. Getting down was fast but would suggest good shoes and a hiking post, if you plan on going up the creek most of the way. Took us 1 hr 45 mins to get up with a handful of stops for a break. And only 45mins to get down. Wouldn’t bring small children passed the Hoodoos.

hiking
2 months ago

A fun trail, we just hiked it yesterday (April 21), there was still a lot of snow.

Was a great hike.......

on Hoodoo Creek

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike and the cave above is quite spectacular to see inside!

hiking
10 months ago

We did this hike last spring in late March. We didn't have any trouble finding the trail, you pretty much just go straight up the creek bed. There's a few spots where the trail has been eroded away, so just go up the creek. Pretty simple. The cave is on your right up a big scree slope, a fair ways past the hoodoos.

10 months ago

Definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone at times but incredibly worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

Loved this hike! A little treacherous getting up to cave but well worth it.

backpacking
11 months ago

Fabulous view of the lake surrounded by mountains, with comfortable and well maintained camp ground. And you can experience it all after a couple of days of hiking if you enter the trail from Landslide lake trailhead, it might involve some bush whacking and some swamps crossing, but for the most part the trail is well maintained and marked (GPS still might be a good tool to have).
The pass on the way out had a lot of snow in the mid of July, and a lot of breathtaking views, and just several hours of hiking up, then through the valleys, and then all the way down towards highway 93.

11 months ago

Steep climb but worth the effort. The view of the lake down below is amazing and if your interested in going caving keep climbing past the hoodoos :)

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful little hike but not well marked, others have said having the map downloaded will make a big difference. We ended up way off path but did make it to a couple of hoodoos. Would like to try this again with a map to follow.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Really nice hike, beautiful views of Abraham lake and the Rockies. Easy trail to follow to the hoodoos. To the caves past the hoodoos, follow the creek directly a ways and look up to your right. Cool cave, bring a light. Busy enough that you don't feel alone but not too busy.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Not for young kids. I'd say 8+. Decent little hike.

on Hoodoo Creek

Friday, June 02, 2017

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

This hike was pretty disappointing. It is very unmarked and I got lost numerous times and I could not find the Caves. I ran it's a few people who said the same thing. My dog and I made an adventure out of it anyways and there were some good views. However, there are better hikes to do in the area that are more worth the time in my opinion!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Awesome hike, make sure you visit the caves.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

It was quite easy finding our way to the hoodoos, but we decided to try and make it to the caves despite other people's reviews. The trailhead is very easy to find but once past the hoodoos there was literally no trail markings whatsoever. We climbed about another 200m past the hoodoos (on what we thought were trails) only to lose the trail completely. We would have kept going but there was not a single sign of a trail anywhere. Would have been nice if the previous hikers could have marked the trails once they found the caves. The views were quite nice though.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

The trail head was pretty easy to find do to the markers with ribbon on them. The trail to the first set of hoodoos was nice and easy but we lost the trail once we got there. So we decided to cross the creek in hopes of picking up the trail. Long story short, we did not do any such thing but instead we literally bushwhacked to the top of the mountain. It was incredibly sketchy but the views were a 10/10. Coming back down we picked up the trail where it had ended without finding where the path was that led to the caves. Honestly this trail was poorly marked and I'm pretty disappointed.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

This hike was great! It was a bit difficult to find the trailhead at first but once we found it, the views were breathtakingly gorgeous.
I tied a bright blue ribbon on a dead standing tree that's being held up by a large pike of Rocks to help the next hikers.

hiking
Friday, April 15, 2016

Awesome for a day hike! We spent most of the time off the actual trail but it was great and it's absolutely gorgeous! Made it up to the caves as well and that was pretty steep but definitely manageable if you're willing to get your hands dirty.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Great trail! The scenery along the way was beautiful. We hiked past the hoodoos a few hundred metres but had to turn around for weather so we didn't get to the cave. Grippers on your boots are a must in the winter/spring. It was really slick further up the creek bed. Would definitely recommend it and would go again.

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