Forgetmenot Ridge Trail Via Wildhorse Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Forgetmenot Ridge Trail Via Wildhorse Trail is a 19.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Erin Woods, Alberta, Canada that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,198 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
2 months ago

Great views. Would rate this trail as difficult with how steep it is, the scree and the length. Just my opinion!

hiking
3 months ago

Didn’t make it all the way to the end of the trail, just to the top/beginning of the ridge which becomes a meadow of sorts. At the beginning of June, there weren’t many flowers yet. Perhaps later in the season. Had to do a bit of bushwacking as the trailhead/forgetmenot pond area/parking lot was closed for construction. Quite a few river/stream crossings so this trail is better done on a hot day so you’ll dry off faster. Pack water shoes if you have them. Many of the rocks are very slippery. Very steep incline. Mostly rocky. Lots of exposure. You’ll want a hat. Neat, unique shaped rocks to see & lookout for “the wind chime tree.” Nice view of forgetmenot pond at the top. Was very windy.

3 months ago

This is a steep incline the whole way up and a hard climb down. The incline is at least 45 degrees. The views from the top can not be beat. Stunning! The river crossing is easy and actually feels nice to dip the feet after the descent. Two summits. Bring lots of food and water and expect to take some breaks. Rocky trail in some parts. I took my dog and he did fine but it did wipe him out pretty good for rest of day.

hiking
11 months ago

a lot of exploring to do up top, check it out, take a look around.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tricky to find trail around the river crossing. Bring crossing shoes. Nice steady climb.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Diverse trail with a river crossing early on, so prepare accordingly. You'll also find some steep sections towards the end to make this a bit more challenging than advertised. We had trouble figuring out where the actual trail ended, so keep an eye on the map! Great views once you're up there, though, and lots of nice spots to stop for lunch.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

The river crossing is quite high!! Be prepared!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Love this place

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