Simmons Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Simmons Trail is a 4.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Improvement District No. 13 , Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
48 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

snow

hiking
2 months ago

Very pleasant, easy stroll. Enjoyed watching the very busy beavers in the pond near the beginning of the trail. There were also beautiful wetland flowers. I didn’t see any other animals (which is to be expected, as it was afternoon), but there were tracks/scat/fur from bison, elk, deer, and coyote, so if you went in the morning or evening you’d likely have a good chance.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

nice easy trail for a good outing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nice trail, flowers, lots of evidence of bison but didn't see any.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

This trail is good if you're looking for a short, easy walk. The area is heavily wooded and there aren't many lookout points. For those who are not familiar with reading trail maps, you have to start at the trail #3 marker which connects with #2 (Simmons).

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great hike for kids. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Trail was in good condition for the time of year. Soggy with a few muddy stretches. Nothing that couldn't be avoided by sticking to the very edge of the trail though. I saw a partridge, a rabbit, hundreds of frogs (they were mating and the sound was near deafening!), bison (off in the distance) and butterflies. I was disappointed to find that the trail was actually only 4.4 km (using the AllTrails app from the outhouses at the Tawayik picnic area, out around the loop, and back. Not sure how it is listed as a 7.6 km loop here, even the Parks Canada site only lists is as a 5 km loop. I would consider this to be more of an easy trail than a moderate one. I took my time, stopped to enjoy the sites, and it still only took me 1 hour and 2 minutes.

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Trail was well kept and clean, rolling terrain. did loop in little over and hour with my wife and 20 month old son. Most of trail was through cutlines in the woods with some views of marsh and lakes. Lots of animal tracks but did not see any wildlife.

hiking
10 months ago

recorded Simmons Trail

hiking
11 months ago

trail running
Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Saturday, July 09, 2016