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Ogre Canyon Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hinton, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Length 9.1 mi Elevation gain 1,122 ft Route type Out & Back
Backpacking Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Forest River Views
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Getting There

On the drive in, there are gates but you can open them and drive through. Truck recommended.

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Dominique Jefferson
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HikingBugs

The canyon was amazing! Mosquitos were horrible

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Terra Woloschuk
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Hiking

The trail is horrible for hikers. The most boring stretch of road no scenery and tons of muddy pot holes:( The canyon was amazing but the 15 minute hike up there was not taken care of at all, there was deadfall all over the trail. Beautiful canyon! Drive up trust me!

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Nate Schneider
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Mountain bikingMuddyOff trail

This is a fun trail to use your bikes on. Also frequently used by off road vehicles. You will be accessing through horse leases and will have to open and close the gates as you go in and out. Please respect this!! Also in the beginning there is a dip that will not be good for small cars if you plan on driving in as far as we did. (We used the waypoint marked to park our vehicle and peddle the rest of the way in)

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Melisa Marinkovich
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HikingBugsMuddy

Terrible mosquitoes!! Made the trek extremely unenjoyable, they were the worst in the canyon but terrible the whole way. The only reprieve from them was at the ridge line in the wind (which was beautiful and worth the walk up the overgrown trail). The hike was more of a quad path overall - like others stated, not really a hike and more of a nature walk. Glad I did it, won’t do it again, try not to inhale bugs if you venture out on this one.

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Inga Smith
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HikingBugs

The way to the parking through the wood was muddy. From the parking to the Ogre Canyon about 2 km. There were so many bugs around the canyon that even bug spray was useless. Nice break from bugs inside of the canyon :)

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Tom Hodd
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

I did this hike with my brother. The hike in was pretty easy. We found ourselves navigating around a few mud puddles and some rocky spots. The canyon was spectacular. We decided to hike up to the ridge but found the trail to be overgrown and very narrow.

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Taylor Muller
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HikingMuddy

I would not recommend this trail for hikers. It is trafficked by ATVs and is more of a road than a trail, and many mudholes. Reaching Ogre Canyon and the waterfall, these scenes are truly beautiful, but the “trail” from Brule is extremely disappointing and boring. Would only recommend if you have an off road vehicle to cover most of the road, it looked quite fun that way. If there is another way to reach Ogre Canyon other than this trail, try to find it.

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Lonita Reilly
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Danielle Holliday
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HikingMuddy

Reading the reviews and seeing this as being listed as a 14km moderate hike we made the trip down. Very disappointed. This should be classified as a nature walk not a hike. Not well marked. Once you reach the parking lot it is maybe ten minutes. We went way past the final spot thinking it would be 10 more km or so... but wasn’t. All dead ends. If you do do the walk, you open two sets of gates, see a brown shed, if you continue driving from there you should have a truck, NOT SUV. You will bottom out. The walk down the road is very muddy. Then the “hike” is very easy.

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Angela Cassidy
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Mountain biking

We drove in through the first two gates, and parked near a brown shed. we rode our bikes all the way in. It was exactly 7 km on my Apple Watch. Once we got to the parking lot, we parked our bikes and followed one of the many trails into Ogre Canyon. My 12 year old son and I had a great afternoon! It was pretty dry and the muddy parts were avoidable.

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Tony Gauthier
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HikingOff trailOver grownRocky

I had an excellent day here today. The road in was dry for once. I recommend a lifted 4 wheel drive as the puddles are deep. If not you can drive in most of the way without. Super windy on top of Bedson ridge. If you are going to go all the way here then you must do the ridge hike otherwise it’s a lot of walking for a short hike into the canyon bottom. Don’t get me wrong it’s a cool place but much better If you go as far into the canyon from the top and climb down. Cross the creek and continue along until you find a suitable place to descend then you can follow the natural watersides Mother Nature has provided. Maybe bring a rope for safety’s sake. There’s ammonite fossils in the rock so keep your eyes peeled. Naysayers just didn’t go deep enough to appreciate the distance you have to travel. Have fun and try not to slip.

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Frederick Chabot
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Jim Fuite
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Off Road Driving

Avoid hiking the road from the hamlet of Brule to the canyon - it’s not worth it. Instead, take a legit 4-wheel drive and prepare to get muddy if there have been recent rains. The mud holes are so large, deep, and numerous, the road is often difficult for mountain bikes. Close horse pasture gates as you pass through. Unless you have a monster truck, don’t even try the last mud hole if it is full of water, just park to the side and walk the remaining 100 meters. I have never hiked the ridge trail as reported by others. Instead, we always go into the sculpted canyon itself. It is a short, interesting walk, and challenging at the very end to reach the bottom of the waterfalls. It seems like ideal habitat for ogres. I think it is a swell, half-day mini adventure.

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Kyle Goudie
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HikingRocky

follow ridgeline trail to the top for a amazing view

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Marie Comeau
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HikingMuddy

Absolutely love hiking and trail riding down to Ogre Canyon. Hiking up top taking the ridgeline trail completes the trip.

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Lyn T
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HikingBugsClosedMuddyWashed out

Make sure that you drive as far as you can down the trail. There are gates but you can open them and drive through. Truck recommended. Not recommended if you are hiking with children. Even when you get to the actual canyon the view is not worth the hike. I’ll never do this one again.

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Natalie Laflamme
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great hike, flat and rocky hike for your 7k in and 7k out. BIG mud puddles around towards the End of the trail; we have had lots of rain in the area; this would dry up fast if we had nice weather for a few days. Breath taking views!!! Worth the hike! You can drive all the way in, if you want also....

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Nicole Sroka
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Hiking

This is a very easy hike aside from the distance. Wide road with not a lot of steep inclines. There had been rain for three days prior so it made for times when we had to walk through the brush to get around the puddles that spanned the width of the road and that were too long and too deep to walk through. Once we got to the end of the trail, you can walk 10-15 minutes further to an amazing waterfall and creek. It was well worth the little extra hike.

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Andre Pires
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HikingMuddy

Long and boring walk down an old road, many unavoidable muddy sections, no forest trail available. The canyon at the end is bone dry, and small in comparison to other canyons in the area. The only saving grace was a return with mountain views down the train tracks. I would recommend to avoid this hike, or drive a 4x4 (opening, closing gates) to the end.

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