Heart Creek Trail

EASY 64 reviews

Heart Creek Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Arcs Lac des, 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.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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.

2 hours ago

Great hike, busy trail, conditions were great.

6 hours ago

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7 hours ago

Nice walk in the park. HEAVILY trafficked (people and dogs). Lots of families, definitely an easy hike that could be done with kids. Waterfall isn't really anything spectacular but the stream running through the trail is pretty. If you want a nice view, cross the river at the end of the trail and continue on up the side of the mountain (trail is clearly visible to the left of the 'waterfall'). Hang a right at the top and you will have a gorgeous view of the river valley below. Note: trail up the mountain is a bit of a scramble. Wouldn't do this one again but it's a nice stop off the highway or you're looking for a quick little hike!!

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2 days ago

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7 days ago

Perfect just for a quick spur of the moment hike. Great for kids of all ages.

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14 days ago

Great trail, definitely be prepared to get wet. If you hike it before 10-11am it's not busy at all. Kids might have issues with some of the river crossings. My dog had a blast when I let her off at the end to play in the water. We didn't climb to the waterfall though (not exactly dog friendly).

15 days ago

15 days ago

Great hike. Busy trail. Great for kids.

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16 days ago

Nice and easy pretty views along way we have done it twice.

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16 days ago

Nice and easy hike. The trail is clear and dry. Just a few snowy/ice spots left.

We got there at 10 am and there were only a few cars in the lot. But we passed quite a few people on the way back.

17 days ago

Nice, but heavily trafficked

Great little hike just off the highway. We worried that you'd be able to hear traffic the whole way but once you're about 1/3 of the way in all you can hear are birds and the little stream. We were a little disappointed that you couldn't actually see the waterfall at the end but a nice little journey overall. The trail is still a little muddy at a few spots (nothing crazy) but 90% is dry and good.

Easy hike, not too muddy if you go earlier in the day so it's still mostly frozen.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice trail. Quick out and back. Start and end still pretty slick in the mornings, the frozen waterfall tucked back in the rock was pretty wicked. Might get your feet wet getting back there. :-)

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2 months ago

3 months ago

It was beautiful short hike but the trail was a bit icy.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Jan 7 2017 weather was -17c great day to hike here. Shoe spikes recommended. Snow not deep, shoes are fine. Hidden waterfall frozen and beautiful

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5 months ago

Nice hike! Quite easy. The only downside was how close the trail is to the highway near the beginning. We went at the beginning of December during a weekday and it was almost completely empty, which was great!