Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Black Canyon Creek is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 1,174 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (13)
Photos (7)
Recordings (6)
Completed (17)
Debi McGrath
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

We got lost. Pretty sure we ended up on the mountain bike trails then went on a lot of overgrown paths. We followed all the red markers but they eventually turned orange which we thought might be faded red. We ended up doing just over 20km. A couple of us had GPS maps that we were following but still ended up lost. The hike itself was nothing special IMO and would more than likely look for something that was more clearly marked for next time. Bring lots of water in case you get lost as well.

Sara Daniels
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 28, 2020
HikingOff trailOver grown

The two loops of the trail are well marked and maintained. Much of it is a gravel path through a controlled burn area. More of a walking path than a hike. If you follow black canyon creek trail off the end of the top loop you get a nice hiking trail that wanders along a few little ridges and through the forest. It can be easy to lose the trail in muskeg and downed trees so bring GPS! We logged 18.1 km total.

Kyle Beckley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 12, 2020
Hiking

Very nice easy walk on a well maintained trail. We didn't do the whole outside loop of the trail as we didn't have time but the inner loop was a nice easy trail to follow, good views down the valley. Very little shade as you are walking through a forestry cutblock, trail is still under construction with small equipment scattered across the area. If you are following the trail from Fish Lake campground be sure to follow only the trail labeled with the red painted cans nailed to trees, there are a ton of mountain bike paths intersecting the trail. If you happen to take the bike trails you'd be sure to get lost. Once you make it out of the trees to the main gravel trail it is very easy to follow.

View Kyle's Recording
Amanda Blair
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 7, 2019
Hiking

Lots of diversity in this hike - lake, creeks, meadows, forest, some nice views. Great hike if you don’t want a ton of elevation but still want a bit of a challenge. Took us about 4 hours to do the full hike (appx 18km). Really well signed and maintained on the inner loop and by the lake. Outer loop was not maintained and quite pretty (glad we had gps!).

View Amanda's Recording
Anne Kroetch
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 5, 2019

the walk itself is nice but it's hard to know when the end of the hike is since its nothing special.

Crystaline C.
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 17, 2018

The same thing happened to my friend and me last summer. This trail was supposed to be a loop, but loop we did not. There were no signs and the markers were confusing. Because of this, we kept following what we thought were our markers and ended up on a power line trail. We hiked for quite some time under the hot blistering sun, with zero idea of where we were. Finally reached a road and were able to eventually catch a ride back to Fish Lake.

Kyla Romanchuk
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 16, 2018
First to Review

Trails not clearly marked. We got lost and ended up on the forestry road. Luckily someone pick us up and took us to our car.

Janick B.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 13, 2020
Hiking
View Janick's Recording
J And D B.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 21, 2020
Hiking
View J And D's Recording
Rebecca Rice
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 10, 2020
Hiking
View Rebecca's Recording
Rhiannon Duval
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 2, 2020
Hiking
View Rhiannon's Recording
Roy Konkin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 13, 2019
Hiking
View Roy's Recording
Lindsey Hopkins
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 23, 2018
Hiking
View Lindsey's Recording