Sulphur Skyline Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews
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Sulphur Skyline Trail is a 8.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 12 , Alberta, Canada that features hot springs 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
8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
673 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

You'll find the Sulpher Skyline trailhead by driving highway 16 to Pocahontas. Turn onto the Miette Hot Springs Road(Pocahontas as well), and proceed 16.9 km to the Miette Hot Springs parking area. The hiking trail starts above and right of the pool complex.

hiking
4 days ago

5 days ago

Easy hike for a great view ! Totally worth it and you can relax at the miette hot springs after your hike.

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7 days ago

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12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Nice trail, 4,2km up and same trail down. Last 700 meters heavy, but the vieuw was great! It takes approx 3 hours to complete the hike.

14 days ago

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17 days ago

Pretty consistently moderate elevation until the summit where it's quite a bit more challenging. Phenomenal view. Worth every minute and effort to make it to the summit.

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18 days ago

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19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Difficult hike with a lot of incline, not for beginners or those not in great shape. The view is 100% worth it. I'd suggest hiking poles. (Didn't have any and I DEFINITELY regretted that) It's slightly steep on the first part of the way down but the rest is quick and easy, but may blister your toes. The Miette Hot Springs at the end make a nice relaxing end for both you and your muscles! I'd totally do this trail again. It's tough but the reward at the too is exceptional.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Awesome trail. Challenging at times especially the last 1/3. Not for beginners.

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views! Go early, gets crowded at 9-10am in the Summer. Bring bug spray!

We saw a young black bear around 300ft from us. It did not seem to bother. It staid around and kept distance. Bring bear spray.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great view at the end but it's a pretty steep climb if youre out of shape like myself.

1 month ago

Believe the reviews that say "up, up and up." It's a continuous uphill trail with the most difficult stretch at the end. The 360 views are insanely amazing! Worth the uphill climb. It took us 1 hour 18 minutes to get to the top and about 1 hour 5 minutes to descend.

Get there early in the summer to avoid the heat and bring plenty of bug spray. The mosquitoes were pretty intense in places. We just kept moving to avoid them.

Definitely worth checking out the hot springs after even if you're already warm! There are cold and hot pools and the cost is $6.50 a person. You can rent towels and swimsuits there too.