Heart Creek Trail

EASY 93 reviews

Heart Creek Trail is a 4.8 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lac des Arcs, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
400 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Short and easy hike to a popular climbing area. Tons of sport climbing and bouldering.

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2 hours ago

22 hours ago

Nice easy trail

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3 days ago

Great easy hike! Take the partly marked trail to the right of the last bridge (short but more difficult climb) to see the waterfall from the top and can continue on further! Nice drive from Calgary

6 days ago

Nice stroll through the forest and creek. Good for all fitness levels with some very pretty views. There were lots of beautiful dragonflies in the meadow which was a very nice surprise as well. I would definitely do this hike on a regular basis when needing some nature without using up too much time. ☺

9 days ago

Been on many walks, some very difficult but this one is very relaxing. Good for the family with some nice scenery.

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13 days ago

15 days ago

Did this trail end of June. If you stick to the heavily trafficked trail you'll be disappointed as you don't see the waterfall so it's all about the journey. If you're feeling adventurous there's a semi-marked trail to the right of the last bridge right before the falls. If you follow this up the hill you'll get a nice view and the actual waterfall!

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1 month ago

Easy hike, first attempt was in the spring when there was still ice which was dangerous and had to turn around because we did not have ice cleats. 2nd attempt we did in the summer and it was nice. We brought a first time hiker on this one!

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1 month ago

This is one of my favorite trails to do in the summer, it gets really icy during the winter months though. I've done it with small children and dogs before so it's a pretty easy trail.

1 month ago

decent hike to not be able to see waterfalls at the end. if u want to see waterfalls u will need to bring climbing rope to get over a 15ft rock wall in the way. there is a hidden gem out there that did make the trip worth while so do some research before going cause it is not marked when u get there. cheers!

1 month ago

Did this hike yesterday by accident. It was neat being by the creek the whole way. Nice, easy hike with bridge crossing, which I found enjoyable. Lots of kids at the end of the trail though, so a bit loud. Friend and I were supposed to go up heart mountain. I wish the T-sign mentioned where the trail up the mountain started. So if you see red writing on the sign saying heart mountain to the left, that was me haha. Unfortunately it was too hot for us to continue.. next time!!

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1 month ago

This light hike is more about the journey than the destination. Accurate to the app, we walked 3 miles (4.8km) The waterfalls at the end of the canyon are shielded by rock faces, so we could hear it but not see it. The rocks surrounding it were pretty steep and slippery from being wet so we did not attempt to climb on them. We went around 9am and had the trail to ourselves besides maybe 4 other people. Took about an hour to walk comfortably to the end of the canyon, stopping for pictures and to read interpretive trail signs. On our way back, we saw the trail get busy with families and people and their dogs. Definitely early bird gets the worm. Nothing too strenuous, the bridges are fun to walk over, and the views are very rewarding for being just off the highway! Lovely morning hike

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1 month ago

Always a good time. Normally the first hike of the year, just to get started. Nothing crazy, good for all ages and levels.