Shirley Lake, Paul Lake, and Oster Lake Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Shirley Lake, Paul Lake, and Oster Lake Trail is a 11.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sandy Beach, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
126 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

3 months ago

Bring insect repellent, water, snacks/lunch. take out your ear buds. turn off your phone and put it in your pocket. pay attention to your surroundings (dont state at your feet). Very enjoyable hiking, lots of great views and wildlife.

hiking
4 months ago

nice views and a little bit of incline at some spots. some benches to sit on and a picnic table halfway. not too many muddy spots. overall good day!

trail running
11 months ago

Colourful hike
Easy Trails
Little muddy in parts

walking
11 months ago

It was a relaxing trail to walk on. Not a challenging terrain. Very pretty in the fall with all the yellow leaves

Sunday, August 20, 2017

the trail markings leave something to be desired because a few of them are somewhat confusing at the trails junctions but that was a minor issue. It was a good trail for walking the dog, came across several large buffalo on the trail so be ready for an encounter with large wildlife. Back off down the trail and make some noise, they will quietly sneak off into the woods. Completed the hike in 3 hours with a couple stops to take pictures by the lake.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

great trail. got turned around at one point as we travelled the loop backwards and the trail wasn't clearly marked to head on 3.. ended up on 9 which added a decent amount of time to our day once we figured it out and turned back but it was worth it! Some areas are still a bit muddy and wet but there are paths leading around to get through. Saw a lot of wildlife along the way as well.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Great, easy trail. Gentle terrain and lots to see!

hiking
13 days ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

walking
Saturday, June 01, 2013