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Address: , Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Relatively easy hike for people of all ages; close to Canmore.

Decent, relatively, and pleasant hike that can be enjoyed by people of all ages who are in average physical condition. Easy to get to from Canmore and not too challenging in terms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Decent, relatively, and pleasant hike that can be enjoyed by people of all ages who are in average physical condition. Easy to get to from Canmore and not too challenging in terms of elevation gain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you're coming from Canmore, parking near the Mineral Mining facility would be better than parking at the Grotto parking space. The 1st kilometer of the trail (parking space to mining facility) is disappointing. A trail beside the road that u can hear the car engines and also the noise coming from the factory. But when u get past the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our last day in the Rockies and we wanted a fairly easy hike. Ignore the magnesium plant it is passed very quickly and once you are in the river bed you cannot hear it, and all we could hear was the sound of laughter from our group as we river jumped and rock hopped up the canyon. The towering walls... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have hiked this trail a number of times and have always enjoyed it. The canyon filled up with a lot of gravel in 2013 but there is notably less gravel in 2015. This is a great hike when you're looking for something short without much elevation gain. The trail is course rock so hiking boots or approach shoes are... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was completely amazed by the beauty of this little canyon. I had hiked up with my son (age 12), my husband and a friend. We loved every minute of it! Now granted we didn't exactly stay on the trails ventured to scramble a few rock formations and river beds but it felt like we explored every nook and cranny.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The person who recommended this walk to us was very nice. The place wasn't. Some of the hike crosses abandoned rock quarries and some goes right by a Magnesite plant that manufactures magnesium oxide. It sounds like 800 prisoners inside the siloes smashing rocks and smells like they are all vegans cooped up in a shed that ventilates the trail... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The only downside to this hike was the loud magnesium plant right next to the trail. But it's a beautiful area.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Easy to find from Canmore. The hike is nothing spectacular. We were told it was very nice prior to the floods of 2013. The actual trail is difficult to find after hitting the creek bed. There was no water flowing -- most likely due to the low snow pack this year.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A little confusing to find but once we did it was a nice hike. A little chilly the day we went but expect temperature changes on the hike. We went from gloves and hat and coat to removing them and sweating to becoming cold again! (Mid May hike) Just follow the canyon bed and you'll be fine! Park by the... More 

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Red Deer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Easy Sunday hike, however the hike is nice but the waterfall at the end was nothing to write home about. 2/3rds of the hike was walking in a dry flooded creek bed. Would be fine for the whole family.

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