Jura Creek Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

Jura Creek Trail is a 6.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
307 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The highlights of the creek is the narrow canyon to explore with rock formations and various cascading pools.

hiking
1 day ago

Amidst cement, mining plants at the start, not well marked and confusing, very steep gravel inclines. Surprised no one has provided this insight. Once you get a bit in it is private and the gorge is nice but I fell once given the gravel on a very steep hill and almost fell another. Not another sole around both in the parking lot and on the trail. ???

4 days ago

This is an awesome hike. Lots to see, a challenge to get though the gorge but fun. Your going to get wet so bring dry shoes!

hiking
13 days ago

So fun. Narrow canyon was different and makes this memorable

14 days ago

Our familu had a blast on this rock scramble hike. it was quite challenging and we had to find ways around the narrow rock gorge but we loved finding our way through. Beautiful views, rocks and floral/fawna.

hiking
26 days ago

My family of 6 did this last summer with kids ages ranging from 7-14. They had a blast in the slot canyon creek walk and in the little areas of water where they could slide in and cool off.
But (the reason for 3 stars) then we walked a long way on a dry hot creek bed and unless you loop to another hike it just ends with no real view. I would recommend just having fun up to where the creek ends and enjoy that, nothing exciting past.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail

1 month ago

Great conditions today. No issues with getting wet going up the creek, did the loop up to Loder. No snow and brace for some serious wind along the ridge.

1 month ago

Nice hike, decided to take the bypass for first section as there was too much water in the canyon to walk through with ease.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

May long weekend 2018, great hiking weather. We hiked up the creek going in. There was a decent flow happening. Folks with a short stride may end up wetter than anticipated. Great rock formations.

There was a camp set up on the left as you come out of the canyon, this was where the high trail ended. We walked up the creek bed a couple km but the sun had us retreating soon enough.

Our hiking book was published pre-2011 flood so not sure how much easier the trail head was viewable back then. Luckily for us some nice people gave us directions. It’s a fairly steep out until it levels off. Be careful on the trail, loose dirt and stones are easy to slip on.

My first time dealing with traversing water and I noped a few times but got through unscathed.

1 month ago

The start and end were great. We followed the riverbed so can't comment on the proper trail. 4 hours there and back, lots of photo stops though.

2 months ago

Trail was nice and peaceful. Only one other group was on the trail when I went in end of April. Any path there was is basically wiped out and I just followed the creek bed the whole way.

hiking
3 months ago

Brought my 2 year old German Shepherd Husky and she loved it! Beautiful, quiet winter hike!

3 months ago

Beautiful winter hike. No one else around.

hiking
7 months ago

Can't beat a winter hike in a frozen slot canyon, a fun morning out

8 months ago

unfortunately google mark did not get us there! never did locate/hike this trail

8 months ago

Narrow slot canyon parts make this hike awesome- close to city.

10 months ago

It's a fun, rocky, scrambly hike. But the most interesting part of it, the narrow creek bed flanked by rock walls, falls in the first half of it.

11 months ago

Definitely a good hike - wouldn't recommend taking a dog as it's super rocky. Took our German shepherd mix and her paws were raw by the end of it.

hiking
11 months ago

Everyone that mentions the word boring should have looked into this area further. We climbed Doorjamb mountain and crossed over to Loder Peak. Came down an avalanche run out and walked the dry valley between the peaks until we reached the Yura Creek Canyon area. It was a long day. Roughly an 8 hour trek with two dogs. Some hairy situations and was totally amazing. Anything but "boring". Not only amazing views up top on the summits but super amazing walking thru the Canyon. Super cool all around. Put in the extra effort and explore!!!!!!!

11 months ago

Fun little trek thru a canyon suitable for wide range age groups. Loved making my way thru the water and around rocks and logs (did this in June when water level was higher so unsure what the canyon is like later summer months). Short trek and would rate as easy not moderate. After the canyon you enter a dry wide rock river bed that I think loops around to back side of Loder peak but we turned around after several kms as it did get a bit boring, although beautiful surroundings!

hiking
11 months ago

As stated, the highlight is the narrow canyon. If only it could have had more of that part. Outside of that area, it got a little boring.

hiking
11 months ago

Went mid July and the water bed was very dried up so the end waterfall wasn't flowing. Would go back next year in June to try again. Very cool at the start though walking through a narrow piece with water.

Took 3 hours with a nice few breaks, total from car was 8.5km.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Very easy hike but the breathtaking scenery is worth it. The rock walls and small waterfalls are beautiful.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Very easy hike but the breathtaking scenery is worth it. The rock walls and small waterfalls are beautiful.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A friend from Venezuela really really liked it awesome

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

I would recommend waiting till the water in the creek goes down so it's easier to hike through.
The other option is to walk along the creek, on the cliff above it. But we found it was hard to follow a proper trail because of the flood damage.
We crossed through the mountain to connect onto Door Jamb to find a clearer path.

We would go back and see this trail at another time.
But right now, I wouldn't recommend it.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

The hike is along the creek bed, its a great leg work out because the terrain is loose but I wasn't overly captivated by the scenery. I made the trail more enjoyable by running the way back. It's a good trail if you're in a pinch and need a quick place to go.

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Great for a short hike only took about 2 hours. Not recommended for young children as it's a bit scrambly at points also waterproof shoes are good as you'll be walking through the creek at points. a fun afternoon getaway :)

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Very fun shorter size hike, you can follow the creek bed for a long way so know you limit and watch your time frame. Some small parts where you have to kinda scramble and keep good footing but super cool and worth it in the end!

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