Hayburger Trail is a 7.4 mile 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.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
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.
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.
30 mins into hiking saw a bison laying across the trail, so turned around and haven't finished the trail.