Maxwell Lake and Beaver Boardwalk Loop Trail

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Hinton, Alberta

Maxwell Lake and Beaver Boardwalk Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hinton, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 265 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

Note: Due to unsafe conditions, there is limited access throughout this trail network. Certain sections of the boardwalk are closed while repairs take place. For more information, please see https://hinton.ca/852/Beaver-Boardwalk

I would recommend this gravel trail that takes you though forest of tall trees. It follows a creek and has gentle hills. Very easy path good for bikes too. Some portions were off leash so dog friendly. 5 km return from Hinton Golf Course. Great evening walk or morning before bugs come out

hiking
7 months ago

Great walk with kids-couldn’t figure out how to finish the loop though as we came to a road and decided to just go back the way we’d come. Beaver dams were pretty interesting-didn’t see the beavers sadly, but it was still a cool spot to explore.

hiking
bridge out
8 months ago

Parts of the boardwalk were closed.

Casual stroll through pretty marshland. Good accessibility. Went around 11am so not much chance for beaver sitings, but still a nice walk!

We saw three beavers at 6:30 pm ish. Wonderful!

La randonnée est facile et les pontons en bois bien entretenus. Plusieurs accès sont fermés car considérés comme insuffisamment sécurisés. Nous n'avons malheureusement pas rencontré un seul castor. On nous avait conseillé un randonnée le matin mais nous ne sommes peut-être pas arrivé suffisamment tôt (9h alors que le soleil s'était levé à 5h30).

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

Some of the boardwalks were closed. Interesting short trail with rich wildlife and beautiful lake view.

hiking
closed
muddy
10 months ago

Went on this walk this morning, nice to have a look around a beaver habitat but there is a lot of the board walk closed off. The loop up through the forest is nice and not very difficult to walk. Lots of people with children and strollers in the board walk as well. Has been raining overnight so didnt go off the board walk as it's very muddy and lots of surface water On the tracks off the board walk.

hiking
10 months ago

to much of the trail closed not well marked

Tue Feb 19 2019

Great little location and amenities

Mon Sep 03 2018

Awesome walk

Sat Jul 07 2018

parts were underwater but we were there in heavy rain.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Fri Aug 10 2018

nature trips
Wed Aug 09 2017

Mon May 29 2017