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Whitehorse Creek Trail is a 14.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowhead County, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,945 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Trailhead begins at the far end of Whitehorse Creek campground. The road to get there has quite a few potholes but still accessible with any vehicle.

hiking
washed out
4 days ago

Trail was well marked,rained straight for 30hrs.Only made it to First Campsite but the views were awesome.Trail was washed out in areas would recommend to avoid for few weeks.Plan on going back in fall to complete the trip.

hiking
28 days ago

Warm. May, 2005.

backpacking
muddy
rocky
snow
washed out
29 days ago

The Lower Whitehorse Creek trail was a lovely single track, however the upper Whitehorse creek trail and the trail from Trappers Campsite to past Sawmill was very muddy - not firm mud that you can walk on but thick gooey mud that grabs onto your foot and doesn’t want to let go. It was a challenge to enjoy where I was because it was a constant lookout for mud, roots, weird ruts, streams and snow. The trail is well marked however the map was inaccurate for the placement of where trails met. We spent a night at Sawmill and a night at Trappers, both are great however without picnic tables. The bear poles at Trappers only has one line that works and lines need some TLC at both. Toilet is a Mario tube privy in a nice secluded spot however it looks like new holes need to be dug sooner than later. Water source is about 100 meters from each of the campsites. There are many stream crossings so definitely have waterproof boots and gaiters. Trappers campsite is at about 6 km in, Sawmill is at about 7.2 km in. The path where it forks to fiddle creek is about 8.5 km in. At 9 km it looked like a choice between trudging through calf deep mud or knee deep snow where we decided to turn back. Honestly, we chose this route because Jasper Backcountry was closed. I think it would make for an decent horseback trip but the trail probably should be closed for some recovery time.

hiking
10 months ago

mud... so much mud. final bit of the trail was washed out. did it on a mountain bike..... aka pushed the bike all danm day due to, you guessed it, MUD! bring rubber boots .

hiking
bugs
muddy
10 months ago

The views from this trail are beautiful, and there is a lot of variety; there's mountain ranges, wildflower valleys, creek crossings, forests... absolutely gorgeous country. There are a few creek crossings, so if you dont want to hike in wet boots, being water shoes. That said, this trail is also available for horseback riding, and so with all of the rain and horse activity the trail itself is chewed up beyond belief. It was so muddy in some areas that we had to bushwack to get around the larger swamps. The mud alone is what took this trail from a 5-star to a 3-star. This trail should be doable in 6 hours at a slow pace, but it took 2 of us 8 hours, and we didnt even make it to the falls. The trail signage is pretty clear, except at the last campsite. There are a few impromptu campsites that people have set up around the campsite sign, but the actual campsite is another 800 meters past the sign. The swamps also attract a lot of mosquitos so make sure you have a lot of bug spray handy, and if you're planning on making a fire, definitely bring you own kindling; everything is wet with all the rain this year, and mostly softwoods, so they don't burn super hot. I am definitely considering re-trying this trail next year under drier conditions.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

great variety of trails in this area....long, short, up, down.

hiking
flooded
muddy
11 months ago

Beautiful country. The last km or so was completely flooded when we did it, but we pushed through the rushing, knee-deep water to the falls themselves. They were out of control with all the rain we had Trail was a bit mucked up by equestrian use and heavy rain, c'est la vie.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful views. Dog friendly. Horse friendly. Nice campsite near the falls. Couple of geocaches to find during the hike. Not very many people know about this area so it great for

Dog friendly trail, no traffic at all on this windy winter day. temps around 0 C, with wind close to -15. We did not make it to the falls, the last 3 in was waist deep snow and we were past the point of no return for daylight as it was. Long, moderate hike with beautiful sights of soooooo many ridges around the area. I will revisit this one when I start to think I'm in really good shape, I'm sure it will remind me I'm not! i recommend to anyone that can manage 20+ km in a day.

camping
Mon Jun 11 2018

Trail is pretty chewed up in sections from horses.There are a number of stream crossings, some of which you may want to take your boots off for. A good section of the path up to the falls now has a stream running down it so you will probably need to bushwack the final section. Great views when you get there though.

camping
Mon Jul 17 2017

not as easy as some would make it out to be, lots of fist sized rocks on the trails and many ups and downs. Other than that beautiful hike, crystal clear water, and plenty of space for many groups.

camping
Thu Jan 21 2016

It was a 4 hr hike to the base of the falls, where we camped and stayed the night. I would recommend it, there was not much elevation gain and beautiful views.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
Fri Aug 31 2018

hiking
Sat Aug 11 2018