Grotto Canyon Trail

EASY 216 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

7 days ago

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

1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great family trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail with the family!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Went with my 2.5 and 4.5 year olds and they loved it.

3 months ago

Great hike. When it seems like the end go left.

hiking
3 months ago

nice short hike with a few additional trails around to explore a briefly

3 months ago

just loved it with 28months old kid.
He did most of it himself!
it's a beautiful hiking!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Went with my 7 year old to the falls and back. She enjoyed the hike and liked exploring around in the canyon (climbing up things, and watching some rock climbers). From the reviews it sounds like we need to come back and do it again in the winter. (And we definitely will)

hiking
3 months ago

A good easy trail with decent views. Lots of kids - this is perfect for them! Not a challenging trail for most people but if you are looking to getting into hiking as a way to be active this wouldn't be a bad place to start.

hiking
3 months ago

completed in the summer and winter, much prefer the winter! super awesome to walk on the frozen river! Busy place, kid and dog friendly, but ICE SHOES in the winter are a must!

hiking
3 months ago

This was a fun, stony trail for our young children. A busy trail as we expected, especially on a Sunday. There is one big rock that needs to be climbed about 1km into the hike before getting to the good stuff. Go left around the bend after the little waterfall and you will find hundreds of little Inukshuks. Finished our outing eating lunch on a bench by the little lake right by the car park.

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