York Creek Plane Crash is a 20.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coleman, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20 km
ELEVATION GAIN
676 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

no shade

historic site

hiking
2 months ago

Such a great trail. Not to challenging. Definitely worth it

hiking
2 months ago

Would be great to start earlier and summit the peak behind the crash. Following the theme, we took the completely wrong trail on our first attempt! But very cool piece of history to see!

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous and extremely fun trail. Not well marked, I would recommend bringing a phone with gps and using the all trails map — it saved us a number of times. Took us about 5.5 hours but we were rushing as we had to get home. Could easily spend 7 or more hours on this trail if you were taking your time or taking breaks. The Plane Crash is really cool, we only saw snow at the very top, and the wild flowers are absolutely amazing this time of year.
The trail is overall a slow and steady incline, but the last 2 km before the actual crash get pretty steep. We may have taken a wrong turn or something, but our final distance was 23.5 km, not 20.
Was a great time, would definitely recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful once you get to the site, but should be marked better as it's easy to get lost. Constantly had to check the map to make sure we were on the right path.

3 months ago

Long uphill hike. Not well marked. Took the wrong route twice. But was neat to see the plane wreckage. Mostly atvs and dirt bikes on this trail.

3 months ago

Nice hike but is difficult to find the entrance to the trail. Not well marked either

hiking
4 months ago

It's a long hike basically straight up. You can just ATV/Dirt bike to the top if you so wish. Beautiful views and scenery. Some of the wreckage, like the motor is still under snow, best to do this hike in August of you want to see it

hiking
4 months ago

The road up to the trail is very drive-able for a long distance, letting you choose how long a hike you want. Lots of ATV’s and dirt bikes on this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Snow patches from about the 3/4 mark and full snow for about the last km and up to the top bowel. Nice and packed down from sleds though so easy hiking,

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Saturday, August 15, 2015