Healy Pass Trail

HARD 14 reviews
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Healy Pass Trail is a 15.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sawback, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15 km
ELEVATION GAIN
654 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was amazing! It is pretty "boring" for quite a while at first but do not give up. Once you get to the large opening, the views of all of the larch trees are amazing. And you can actually see further than 100 yards haha.

Definitely definitely make a left at the fork and take the sunshine trail loop back around to the Healy pass trail. It adds maybe 1.5 miles but there are large valleys with creeks and larch trees. This was my favorite part. Also there are some small ponds. it will take you along the British Columbia border which has a great view. Overall it was great! I think it took us 6.5 hours with taking the small sunshine loop detour.

1 month ago

loved it! larch trees were amazing.

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3 months ago

A very beautiful hike! Mostly no elevation gain until a few miles in. At the top of the trail there's beautiful wildflowers!

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great, well-defined trail until the top. The forest part can be a bit tedoius but the views once you get out of the trees make it worth it.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Awe inspiring views. Beautiful wild flowers challenging but very enjoyable every step of the way!

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

A good workout. We went there at end of June. The glacier lilies, paint brushes and other flowers (I don't know the name) were blooming. They are so beautiful. The views at the end of hike were fine.

hiking
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Good easy hike with minimal elevation gain. If you add the Simpson Pass Trail you can have a nice little loop walking past a lake o, It adds roughly and hour and half. Great during early to mid summer for flower viewing.

Be warned the end of Healy Pass is not marked so if you continue down the hill it turns into Egypt Lake Trail and your next marking will tell you to go back to connect to Healy Pass.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beautiful scenery.