Jura Creek Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Jura Creek Trail is a 7.1 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
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
316 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 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

4 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.

5 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
5 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!!!!!!!

5 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
5 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
5 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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Did this hike in 4 hours with many breaks and 4 kids age 7-14. Canyon was very exciting and enjoyable for the kids. The upper pools and rock slide were fun for the kids to cool off in on the hot day. The rock bed can be a bit unsteady so make sure you are careful, water shoes were very helpful.

6 months ago

A friend from Venezuela really really liked it awesome

hiking
7 months ago

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!

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

It was a long time ago but I still want to go back. Maybe this summer.

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Years ago, but unforgetable.

hiking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Super cool hike! First part through the canyon you have to walk in the water a bit so wear shoes you can wear in water. Follow the creek through a narrow canyon then it opens up, at the end after 2 hours of hiking there are some rock pools, one is very deep with a 10ft natural waterslide into it, great for a hot day.

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