Heart Creek Trail

EASY 131 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.

hiking
5 days 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

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

5 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.

6 months ago

Nice easy hike, definitely will be doing this again.

6 months ago

great hike was a bit slick in some places

hiking
6 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!

7 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 .

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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
7 months ago

trail running
7 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Very good beginner "hike"

8 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

8 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.

hiking
8 months ago

Fantastic scenery, not too difficult for the kids (age 8-11). The scramble to the falls after the last bridge is fun, challenging, and worth it in the end.

hiking
8 months ago

Really great for easy hikers who still want something a little more challenging than a packed down gravel path. We didn't see the waterfall because we weren't wearing the proper shoes to walk through the water, and my puppy was frightened by the running creek water, but next time we definitely will try to get in there to see it!

9 months ago

Nice easy trail

hiking
9 months 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

9 months 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 months ago

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

9 months 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!

10 months 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!

hiking
10 months 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.

10 months 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!

10 months 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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