Explore the most popular walking trails in Kiska/Willson Public Land Use Zone with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

The trailhead begins at the creek north of the highway bridge. The trail was tough to find at first, and is quite washed out, but there are red and orange flags tied to trees (and deadfall) to help guide the way. The falls are small but are quite pretty, and it is a peaceful hike. Would do again and I enjoyed it.

hiking
22 days ago

Did this trail today and it was incredible! Top 2/3rds was covered in 1-3 feet of snow but previous footprints make it doable. Worth every step of this straight up climb! Gorgeous views!

hiking
3 months ago

We did this trail in January. Microspikes were needed for sure. The views made the steep climb well worth it.

If your are courageous, continue on the ridge ! So much fun :)

This trail earned its status as being HARD.
10/10 would recommend for the views though. Please be in shape & stretch out those hammies. May the odds be ever in your favour.

hiking
7 months ago

Was nice, short and small a little steep in spots but very nice

Awesome views! Lots of snow at the near the top. Didn't make the summit as the buckle was covered with snow which made it pretty risky with no ropes.

hiking
8 months ago

Falls was absolutely beautiful decent hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely not moderate, more on the hard side. It's straight up, with loose rock. Amazing view, definitely worth, however high up you are comfortable going.

Straight up! Literally. Take water. Lots of it. Absolutely it 1/2 way up the wind gusts, so hold onto your cap.

This is definitely not moderate. Expect a hell of a hike. Rewarding at the top. Just fight though the thought of turning around.

We lost 5/7 group members because they thought it was too difficult for them. Must be an experienced hiker.

Bring gloves to help with the sharp rocks.

This trail is pretty tough. Not much of a marked trail going up, basically find your own way. Steep scramble at some points, loose shale and jagged cliffs. Took about 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down. Best view of Abraham Lake at the summit. Worth the difficulty, not recommended for beginners.

hiking
9 months ago

Very good hike with some nice scenery. The first leg is very easy with an easy incline. Once you enter the forests trail things do change slightly but still manageable for even novices. The last 500 yards are the worst, but take your time and enjoy the beautiful sight that makes it worth while

hiking
9 months ago

This trail should be rated more hard than moderate. The whole thing was an incline where you were on your hands and feet trying to climb loose shale rock. There trail was really hard to follow and would disappear at some points so you would have to make your own. We made it about half way and had an minor accident so turned around and came back. Would not recommend trail for beginners! The view it amazing and one day would love to make it to the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Not recommended unless you're into bush wacking. Trail is very difficult to follow with many obstacles and relatively unmarked and difficult to read. Nice little water fall at the end though.

hiking
9 months ago

Park at the waste transfer site, be aware there is no signage for this trail from the highway, so be prepared to turn in. Once there walk around the left side of the fenced in site and then you will see the sign for the trail. Fairly easy up then nice little windy single track to the edge of the creek. Mind you at the top. We had our two little experienced ones with us as usual 4 and 6 years old. The descent to the falls from the ridge is quite steep and has been beat down by traffic. But we made it slowly and the falls is a nice treat. Leaving we crossed over the creek at the base of the falls, made it down half a km and crossed back on a narrow point where the ascent back to the trail is minimal compared to the descent.

Was a hard climb. Lots of loose scree in spots. Very vertical, so if you have a fear of heights probably not for you. Hiking poles saved me a few times. The views on this hike are amazing.... totally worth the hard work

hiking
9 months ago

Ok trail, pretty family friendly, very little elevation gain. Some walking through the bush. Pretty falls towards the end. Nice for an afternoon or evening activity.

hiking
9 months ago

NOT KID FRIENDLY!! (As someone has posted). Not an easy hike, either. Very poor trail markers and a tiny 7 foot fall... went well past the shown red trail and could find nothing else. Would not recommend.

hiking
10 months ago

Of course you must take the steep decline to get to the falls !! its not that bad ! it's beautiful down there you can actually sit on the rock beside the falls. I'm shocked to read that people just stopped at the top !

10 months ago

not the greatest trail itself, and if you want to see the falls at a reasonable distance you need to take a steep decline where the map on here ends. that said, it's short and friendly for many skill levels.

Insane view at the top, but this is not for the faint of heart. Be in good shape, have poles and good footing. If you want, you can go about 1/4 way and still get a great pano of the lake.

1/2 up turns into a full scramble ... on your hands and feet with some climbing. The dog couldn't quite make it on the steep scree so we turned around about 3/4 of the way up.

May 6 2017. Beautiful weather. Very hard but worth it. Would not recommend this for beginners due to the scree which you encounter about 1/2 way as well as the steep angle of the hike. I have knees that like to go one way - up - very hard on the knees coming down but just take your time. Definitely use poles. The wind at the top was very strong and cold due to our late spring - still snow on top. Wow - can't believe I did it! 3 1/2 hours to go up and 2 down.

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Hiked this late February, trail had little snow and summit was easily accessible. Clear day and had amazing views!

did this hike late November and they are not kidding when they so difficulty hard. it is straight up and straight back down. walking sticks/poles would be a great idea. the view is incredible!

hiking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Beautiful hike. The climb was defiantly worth the view! A bit challenging as the incline was pretty steep with loose rocks making it a bit difficult. Overall awesome hike!

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

Was definitely more of a challenge once the weather changed; also made for zero views. Howeverthis hike was good and hard; can't wait to try it in the summer.

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

Great view of the mountains from the top. Doesn't take very long but kinda steep

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