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Natasha E. reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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Hiking

We hiked the first 2.5 km of the trail, which makes up the official Alberta Parks portion of the trail. We would have gone farther, but it was incredibly windy at the top, and a black storm was looming over the valley, so we decided to head back. I would actually rate this first portion of the trail as moderate rather than hard. The views of the valley are gorgeous as are all the wildflowers growing everywhere. Would go back and hike more of it next time!

Ava Donnelly reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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HikingRockyScramble

tons of fun! was staying at little elbow campground so the trailhead was a lot closer. pretty cold at the top, and the last bit of the trail is pretty steep. loved it!

Karena Bell reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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Hiking

You can cut out the 4 km road walk (2 kms each way) by biking from the parking lot to the trailhead, and locking your bike to a tree. High winds at the top yesterday, but a beautiful trail and relatively minimal effort for the views!

Rachel Leah reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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Hiking

We did the first 7 kilometres of this hike. Well worth it! The views even at kilometre 7 were stunning. The worst part was walking through or alongside the campground. Was probably a good kilometre of just that. There are some trail signs - no issue getting on the right path when following those.

Dave & Kirsten Phillips reviewed Nihahi Creek Canyon
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Jules Daniels reviewed Nihahi Creek Canyon
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HikingGreat!Off trail

This is a super fun, family friendly bike and hike. Following the advice of previous reviewers, we biked the first 5km on the old logging road to the trailhead, which I HIGHLY recommend (otherwise yeah, this part could be boring on foot). We use a trail-a-bike attachment for our 4 year old and it was great on the logging road--it was a bumpy ride but fun. The trailhead is on your right just before a shallow, wide creek, and has a sign with a map. Ditched the bikes here. Before going up the trail though, take a short detour DOWN the creek to the Elbow River. About 50m upriver on the beach, there is a lovely "secret" waterfall: a nice snack spot (and we even went for a swim). Back to the trail, you'll walk up a few switchbacks to a ridge that overlooks a gorge to the left. Once on the ridge, walk for about 50 to 100m, and then head left through the trees (go off trail, as it is not marked) to where it is safe to descend into the gorge, onto the dry riverbed. You will find the narrow canyon down here--it's about 1 to 1.5km from the trailhead (so don't go too far, like we did! If you're at the point where the forest trail crosses the creek bed, you've missed it). Our kids, aged 12, 9 and 4, had a blast clambering around in here, climbing, and sliding down the natural rock slides.

Erica Lind reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Mountain biking

I’m a beginner mountain biker and this trail was super difficult for me. It was a lot more big hills than I expected, loose big rocks, and just so much cardio for so long - I thought I was pretty fit but I was not prepared. My husband, an advanced rider, enjoyed the trail and found it pretty easy. I wouldn’t recommend the whole loop to a beginner rider - it’s just too much. But it’s a nice trail, well maintained, nice scenery and not super busy. We camped at Mount Romulus which was a really nice campground - it just made for a short first day and long second day. (We went counter-clockwise.) If I were to do it again, as a beginner, I would just bike in to the campground (about 11km) and then bike back out the next day rather than doing the whole huge loop. Our first day was 2 hours and the second day took us 7. It’s just a lot for a newbie.

Nolan Thiessen reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Easily my favorite so far of 2020. First 4 - 5km is really steep up to first peak. Secondary trail after the flag has more ups and downs but amazing views at the end are worth every step.

brendan oreilly reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Gail Mitchell reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Just finished this trail. Gorgeous views, but man o man is it a slog. Uphill most of the way and start right at the beginning. Bring lots of water. And try to come early before it gets hot!

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This hike begins with a fairly steep incline. Though it levels out somewhat as you continue, much of the hike remains uphill. This does mean that your return trip is largely downhill. the view at the top is amazing. Don't bother going down to the river after the ridge, it's not worth the trip.

Taylor Roshko reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Harder than we thought. The beginning of the hike was very steep as stated in almost all reviews, but it seems as if was steep 90% of the way. Lots of shade throughout the trail which was very needed on a hot day (28 degrees celsius when we did it). View was very worth it at the top.

Dan Telfer reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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HikingScramble

No bear sign, very few people when I did it. Good views for reasonable effort

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Rob Allaire reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Hiking

45km round trip to the parking lot.

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Shakainah Aycardo reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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M G reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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HikingNo shadeScramble

Excellent day, a little lost on the trail so make sure you check all trails. Trails going everywhere so it makes it confusing as you start to summit the peak. Hike up is tough, and a scramble to get to the ridge. Have to do some climbing which is easy. Skreed down, left of ridge, which was long but takes you right to the access road. Follow the lines in the skree and you’ll be just fine!

Elizabeth Chi reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Just finished the hike and it does have incline immediately at start of trailhead but we got to the top in an hour. If you are in good shape you won’t find this too challenging but for moderate hike the view is really nice.

Patrick Urrutia reviewed Nihahi Creek Canyon
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Lisa Montgomery reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Very nice trail. Steep for quite a while at the beginning but nothing too bad. Second half is fairy level. The top is very nice, great views and lots of space. There are people but not nearly as busy as some of the others close by, getting parking was easy when we arrived at 9am.

Joanne Luu reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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HikingBugs

Great trail! Fairly steep at the beginning, with a gradual incline the rest of the way. Shaded most of the way, which was perfect for a sunny summer day. Awesome view at the top. Took around 4 hours round trip.

Angelika Fryklind reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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HikingRocky

This is a beautiful hike that’s easy to follow. Though steep from the beginning, the forested trail provides nice shade. The wildflowers and views along the way of meadows, valleys and mountain peeks are breathtaking. The summit is wide open to the west and east views and there’s plenty of room to find your own quiet spot to enjoy your lunch in peace and solitude. It wasn’t overly crowded in either direction, which was a pleasant surprise! It took 1 1/2 hours to reach the summit at a steady pace-taking the odd break for picture taking and water. A memorable day and a hike I would definitely repeat!

Kenniku Tolato reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Trail is moderately easy until you get to the saddle then it gets steep. Definitely a scramble to get to the ridge top.

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Markéta Jakešová reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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HikingGreat!

A very nice trail reachable on foot from nearby camping sides. The only thing I didn't like is that it is not a loop but one way there and then back. The descent is kind of less pleasant.

Jack Cheng reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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Hiking

Great trail with breathtaking views. Wildflowers are in full bloom. When going down the original route, make sure to make the sharp left near a rock outcropping, which is easy to miss. I followed some orange tape. It is another way down, but it is steep and there are loose rocks.

Jessica Wyn Villeneuve reviewed Powderface Ridge Trail
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Nice hike, lots of shade in the beginning, consistent incline but nothing crazy. bring bugspray.

Lori Cullen reviewed Nihahi Ridge Trail
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Hiking

My friend and I went up Nihahi Ridge today. We parked in the big parking lot and headed down the gravel road past the campground. Shortly we saw a map and headed right up to the ridge. The path was pretty much straight up the whole way. We didn’t have any problems with managing the slope and took it slow. In about 2 hours we were up to a fairly flat, rocky area where we stopped for lunch. One side was super windy and one not at all so we sat in the sun with no wind and no mosquitoes. Perfect. We could see the path, ridge and peak from where we were. Smart watch said 4.6 km. We thought we were going down the same path but obviously we weren’t. We seemed to have veered right and we were on our way straight down through a lot of loose scree. It was pretty steep, lots of loose scree and straight down (we saw orange ribbons tied to trees the whole way down) but before we knew it we were down to the road. We headed back towards the campground and figured we probably came down about 3/4 of a km past where we went up but it was no prob. Basically there are lots of ways up and down. It was an absolutely gorgeous day. All tole we were on the trail including a long lunch for about 5 hours. We saw 3 other groups the whole day. We loved every minute of it. We figured we went about 340m of elevation over about 2.5-3km up. We were happy we had our poles and hiking footwear - must haves.

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