Canyon Creek Ice Cave Trail

HARD 44 reviews

Canyon Creek Ice Cave Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2411 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
7 days ago

the way to the trail head is boring ..slightly uphill most of the way..but the way back is down hill the kids had a blast ..from the trail head to the tree line is ok with 3 kids 12 8 and 6 .. the cave entrance watch out coz it's slippery just stick with the big rocks ...besides that the cave is astonishing the kids enjoyed it very much ..too bad the ice closed the rooms at the back

11 days ago

Loved it !

12 days ago

15 days ago

Bring a bike as the road to the trailhead is VERY long and boring

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

The walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is long and boring, but the hike up to the cave is nice. An amazing experience if you can squeeze through the tight crevices at the back of the cave! It goes much farther than you think! Busy if you go on a weekend though.

22 days ago

Hike is pretty standard cave is amazing! Best to go later in the season when the ice has melted further back so you can go pretty deep. There is also a super fun little cave path just a little ways into the cave on the left. If you follow it you come out at the top of the cave entrance, super cool and an amazing view. Love this spot!

22 days ago

29 days ago

Such an amazing hike, especially knowing your destination is an unreal cave with outstanding views. Don't forget your head lamp

1 month ago

Lovely trail ! Best to bike in for the first part of the hike which is a lengthy section along a dirt road. The beginning of this hike is pretty muddy but turns dry after. The cave is amazing ! Be sure to bring a headlamp to get the full experience.

hiking
2 months ago

Bring a friend! The cave is scary

hiking
4 months ago

Bring your headlamp!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walk to the trail head but next time I'm biking.

hiking
6 months ago

The walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is long and boring, and seems never ending on the way back. You have to keep your eye out for the red flagging tape in the trees once you're on the trail or it's very easy to go the wrong way.

6 months ago

Bike to the part where you have to start climbing. Take a bike lock.

Short, fun and easy to do. I did it with a four year old.

hiking
6 months ago

Completed this trail in early summer. The walk to and from the cave does not offer much excitement. We did see some Marmots giving some attitude about mid way to the cave. It is a nice climb to the cave. You need a flashlight to see into the back of the cave.

hiking
7 months ago

The overall experience was awesome. the walk from the parking lot is a little dull but totally worth it once you get to the cave. MAKE SURE YOU BRING A LIGHT SOURCE. There is a lot of cave to check out so make sure you bring a light so you can explore it a bit!

hiking
8 months ago

nice walk in, trail well marked but we took the wrong way at the fork which made for a much longer scramble to the cave.

8 months ago

We parked in the main lot and walked the dirt road to the trailhead; it's 7km. It's a nice walk, gets you warmed up for the trail.

The trail is marked well and the ascent starts almost right away and the hike is awesome.

Bring helmet and headlamp - will not disappoint!

Also, it's an ice cave so it's cold - bring proper gear.