Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Sibbald Lake Provincial Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Once you leave the loop it's a bushwack up to the peak. Somebody just did it and uploaded it as a trail. there is no trail past the loop.

hiking
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

The loop is a nice easy hike , there is no trail to the Summit, we made it half way up to some large rocks for a great view . Beautiful fall colours !

on Ole Buck Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful fall colours.

hiking
2 months ago

A good portion of this trail is frequented by cattle, therefore the trail is fairly hard to pick your way through in some sections because of deep cow hoof marks and cow poops! This made this trail a slow go for me and a little frustrating in parts that were really bad. I’m glad I wore waterproof boots today, sneakers would have been a disaster! Trail was very quiet, actually didn’t see anybody else here today and mostly follows through woodland. Most of the incline is the last 1-2km up towards the lookout. Lookout is beautiful but I probably won’t do this trail again.

hiking
3 months ago

One of our favourite little trails to do. Its relatively short, dry has some parts that are overgrown but makes for an enjoyable day trip from yyc. There's quite a lot of deadfall on the loop but most is easily avoidable. The wild flowers on the lower parts of the loop are amazing this time of year. Sibbald lake is a great place for the dog to cool down after the hike!

hiking
3 months ago

wildflowers are epic. a few mucky bits.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked in the rain. Very muddy. Actually about 16km.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy walk. Many wild flowers.

hiking
4 months ago

Not our favorite hike in the area. This trail is poorly marked, so bring along the app so you can find your way out. It is swampy and muddy a lot of the way. The forest is beautiful, however there are no summits or lookouts. On a positive note, the trail is very lightly hiked so you will be on your own most of the way.

It’s a decent trail with a steady incline to start out with. Due to the rain the trail is muddy and has created a bit of a mud slide on the way down!

hiking
4 months ago

Not sure if I took a wrong then but the last part of the path brought us through some Marsh haha. Not a big deal, just got my feet wet. nice to have benches at the top. Lots of incline at once but well worth it.

hiking
bugs
muddy
washed out
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

perfect for what we wanted - short easy ish hike close to the city. also this area had the best forecast for the day. We went clockwise but missed turnoff and came back along Eagle trail. i would consider doing this as an put and back using the west portion as the descent was quite muddy and wet and while pretty nothing spectacular.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
5 months ago

Deer Ridge out by Sibbald Lake Kananaskis. 8 km with a little route finding and maneuvering around the boggy marsh at the end on the way back. Elevation 293m. Great hike for beginners or someone wanting an easier day and pretty close to city. The foothills are beautiful. Trail was dry. At the end of the loop after descent there’s a boggy Marsh that’s quite wet right now. We had to do some bushwacking to get around this area but still soaked our feet. Watch for ticks in the high grass. There is other ways to come back just google the hike and read.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

April 14. Trail was very quiet, only one other group. Frozen in the morning, muddy as it warmed up. Did see cougar tracks in the ice, bring your bear spray.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was pretty muddy. Go earlier in the morning as trail is still frozen. Spotted cougar tracks half way through - remember to bring bear spray!

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
7 months ago

Ole Buck Loop: Nice easy loop that's well signed. A little muddy due to the thaw. Lots of horse manure around. Nice hike overall. Ole Buck Mountain path The path to the mountain isn't well traveled, we couldn't really locate the route as it's so overgrown. It was an easy hike. Seen some bear tracks near the end, no sign of the bear but be aware they're in the area.

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

We experienced mixed weather conditions, typical for K country. The trail was a mixture of snow, ice and mud. Our hiking poles were invaluable throughout the hike. We will return and finish the hike to the top. We ran out of time, unfortunately. We didn’t see any wildlife tracks except for deer. I wore cleats and my wife wishes she had.

Great hike! You will need cleats especially if you're doing this hike in March. We did see bear and cougar prints along the way.

snowshoeing
snow
7 months ago

I was surprised at how little this nice trail is used. Some nice open views and a few benches for breaks. Nice little loop. Snow was hard when I started but very soft and wet on the way out.

hiking
8 months ago

Did not complete loop as we were quickly running out of daylight, but it was a wonderful trail for a snowshoe workout! Also, the recorded track says 593 meters of elevation gain. that's...just so wrong. maybe 150ish

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