Heart Creek Trail

EASY 161 reviews

Heart Creek Trail is a 4.7 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
4.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
302 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.

Great hike to bring your kids on!

Great little hike, heavily trafficked.

14 days ago

Good for beginners and kids. It was cool to see the rock climbers off to the side. Other than that, not much for views on this hike. Make sure you have hiking boots for this one as there are lots of places that you can hurt your feet or roll an ankle.

hiking
17 days ago

Easy and pretty. Did in May and was still some snow around. Micro spikes were helpful - the snow was quite hard at this point so it was slippery.

hiking
22 days ago

beautiful, easy trail. excellent for families and beginners. Reminder for ppl with animals... please clean up after them! Also, I picked up some litter on the trail. Lets respect the trails folks.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Easy hike. Beautiful spots to sit and admire the creek and lots of good picnic spots. Conditions are good all dry, no muddy spots.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and not to long, but still a rustic trail, to take your whole family on. There are usually allot of Rock Climbers scailing the many rock faces off this trail, which makes some good entertainment while taking a break or eating lunch or a snack.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic short day hike. I prefer to start it earlier in the morning as it can get quite busy at times. Rock climbing there is also very good and the rock isn't super chossy. Flood damage from the past has really hurt the route but it's recovering well. I highly advise this hike if you are looking for an early morning done before lunch hike.

1 month ago

We did this hike yesterday. April 28th Great trail! My only complaint is it was too short. There was a few icy patches, not bad for hubby and I in hiking boots but our 18 year old struggled in his vans. The dogs loved it! The scenery was beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Short but sweet. Nice easy trail, quite pretty. Would be good for young kids. Still snowy end of April so microspikes were nice to have. Not challenging at all but well worth the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail for in summer, easy for my 4 year old to keep up pretty neat waterfall at the end. Short trip though but nice for a picnic

5 months ago

Short and simple but plenty to be awed with. :)

hiking
6 months ago

Done today (December 17) ice cleats are definitely an asset - although you could probably make it to the falls without.
Creek is beautiful and half frozen!
Wouldn't call this a hike more of a nature walk but it gets you out to some incredible rock and places to explore!

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Love this trail. Every time I do it it’s a new adventure. If you have the time and skill I recommend going up to the look out. The view is beyond worth it.

8 months ago

Nice easy hike, definitely will be doing this again.

8 months ago

great hike was a bit slick in some places

hiking
8 months ago

Super easy hike, and it’s really cool to see the rock climbers along the way. It’s definitely worth it to take the inclines trail to go up to the top of the waterfall - then you can stand on the edge and look down and see the entire thing. Very beautiful!

9 months ago

Very nice walk/rock climbing as well. Traffic noise only for the first 5 min of the walk, then very beautiful views. Waterfall is stunning .

9 months ago

Great hike with the family, the 5 and 7 yr old grandchildren enjoyed all the bridges and sense of adventure

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail. We all enjoyed the trail. Nice and easy to follow. Lots of traffic. So cool to see the rock climbers.

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Great easy hike, wooden log bridges add some fun. Not much of a waterfall though. It's more like a creek in a canyon but nice.

hiking
9 months ago

Great easy stroll. I'd like to do it again in the spring when the water is really running.

hiking
10 months ago

great path. fairly flat after the first bit. lots of fun

10 months ago

Great begginer hike. Fun to see the rock climbers so close. Would be lovely in the fall.

10 months ago

Very good beginner "hike"

10 months ago

Really great beginner "hike." Got there around 10am and only passed two people on the trail up to the end. Had the whole little area at the end to ourselves besides two other people. Passed a ton of people on the way back. Way better to go early to avoid traffic. The bridges are really great. Lots of areas for photos

10 months ago

Great hike! Some parts were a bit narrow and you gotta be careful of the rocks. It sucks that you can't really see the waterfalls.

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