Grotto Canyon Trail

EASY 231 reviews

Grotto Canyon Trail is a 4.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bighorn No 8, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
228 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

walking

waterfall

washed out

historic site

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing views, easy to hike. Very close from Canmore .
be prepared to wear warm clothes because once you are walking in the canyon, it is cold.

You need ice cleats but is a fantastic experience to walk on iced watrer spring leading to water falls.

hiking
7 days ago

Did the canyon trail hike on February 9th. Needed yaktrax on the ice even with fresh snow. Do not recommend going without some sort of ice cleats or grips. Highly encourage trekking poles or ski poles for those less steady on their feet, especially coming back down. Worth the hike to see the ice climbers. We went past the climbers and blazed a trail in the new snow up past the cave to the right. Had lunch on a boulder and enjoyed the views

hiking
23 days ago

Awesome hike completed Jan 30, 2018.

1 month ago

Agree with others on the plant and needing good boots. Cleats help even more. Then again always wear good boots? Nice scenery otherwise and enjoyed it as a second hike because its easy. For an easy but longer day do both Grassi lakes and this one. Also found no one ventured past the double waterfalls and you can explore further and see the hoodoos etc.

1 month ago

Nice hike. Passing the plant wasn't great, but once you get past the noise the walk up to the falls is beautiful. Just before the falls is some hieroglyphics on the rock.
Wear something water proof so you can slide down the ice in some places (great spot at the falls), or let your kids, if you're boring.

hiking
1 month ago

It was icy walking through the canyon. Ice cleats will certainly help. There are some slushy spots to make it easier. Water proof clothing for kids who like to play, our kid was soaking by the end. Was a nice day out. One thing is walking past the factory place wasn’t our favourite. Waterfalls looked great and you can see people climbing them. Helmets wouldn’t be a bad idea while walking through.

1 month ago

It was a good hike. I did it today, it was quite icy. Wear proper shoes / boots for water and ice.

1 month ago

Great Hike!
A little short.

2 months ago

A walk on frozen water, view of frozen waterfall and mountains with snow all around u! Just amazing view! Very easy and short trail.

2 months ago

Great winter hike. Make sure to look for the hieroglyphics on the left just before you get to the falls.

3 months ago

Loved this!! Did it with my 9year old daughter and it was a beautiful easy walk with a spectacular finish: only tip would be to be very cautious of the icy areas as it was very slippery on the walk back once the sun hit. Go early or in the afternoon to avoid slipping. A great winter hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this on an early morning in late October. It took a lot longer to get to the actual canyon than we expected (seemed like more than 500 m from the parking lot to me). We didn't go very far into the canyon but it was still a nice walk nonetheless. There are some nice views but nothing super spectacular.

hiking
3 months ago

We went during winter time. Very nice and easy trail. Frozen waterfall looked amazing. would recommend it!

3 months ago

enjoyed this trail! Beautiful in spring and fall, very different surroundings!

4 months ago

There is a loud factory close to the trail which made the 1st part of the hike unappealing.

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy, gets crowded, go early Ie. 8am

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great family trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail with the family!

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic trail with kids. Lots to keep them interested. Seeing all the inukshuks was amazing!

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