Hayburger Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Hayburger Trail is a 11.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Improvement District No. 13 , Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
269 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

Hayburger Trail is named after a family that homesteaded in the park until the 1930s. The trail crosses a black spruce bog where boreal birds and moose may be observed. The trail also winds through open aspen forest and meadows, the preferred habitat of the plains bison. Remain on the trail as there are hidden areas of quicksand in some of the large meadows. The minimal elevation gain on this trail makes for a gentle hike (from Parks Canada). The loop starts after 1.45km. Be careful not to start over the loop after getting finishing the loop.

hiking
16 days ago

20 days ago

Nice and refreshing! Lots of animal poop and we sadly saw nothing but a coyote and we left since we have small dogs.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

lots of evidence of animals using this trail. would definitely do it again!

2 months ago

Ended up going 13.7k some of it through dense bush as we got off trail - organic bug spray doesn't have the punch to deal with the critters out there! Saw two bison near the mud hole

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

We took our mountain bikes out here for a quick run. Had a great time. There was some deadfall on the trail but nothing that couldn't be navigated.

There was however, quick sand! Yes - it's real and in Alberta!?! So be wary.

Lots of scat so you will need to watch your step!

We saw some grouse but no bison - and for that reason look forward to returning.

The trail was easy and relatively flat but seemed like it might be a bit long and boring if you were walking 12 km.

11 months ago

Monday, July 25, 2016

30 mins into hiking saw a bison laying across the trail, so turned around and haven't finished the trail.