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“Easy hike”
Review of Siffleur Falls

Siffleur Falls
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Owner description: Waterfalls, a canyon , the Siffleru River and the majestic Saskatchewan River are some of the joys of this accessible hike. The hike can be done year round and provides a wonderful perspective on the Kootenay Plans where the native Indians spent their winters due to the warm climate of the area. There are many other historical trails and excellent back country hiking in the vicinity.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

It takes an hour at the most to hike to the falls. It is a fairly easy hike, even a five year old could do it. At the top, you can sit on some flat rocks and enjoy your lunch. It is a very scenic hike.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

this is one of my most favorite parts of the country....the scenery is absolutely stunning with mountains...streams....and wildlife....you won't regret a vist to siffleur falls

2  Thank wheresmycoffee12
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Most of this hike is pretty easy but there are a few steeper parts. This is a family favorite for us. We have hiked this with our son in a backpack but now he can make it on his own two feet. Keep a close eye on your kids at the top of the falls. If you are more adventurous, carry on past the falls and enjoy the beautiful mountain river pools. There is a special tree on the way to and from the falls for family photos. Stop by the Miners Cafe, Nordegg, for lunch, during the summer months, for some great home cooking. The trail head is well marked with parking and outhouses. After you have crossed the North Saskatchewan River the trail is a board walk at is crosses the desert like climate of this area. This a very gorgeous part of Alberta.

3  Thank SueP403
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

I did this hike with my daughter, and it was a wonderful day! the hike is "doable" for all ages, and the view is spectacular.

2  Thank Treetravellers59
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Seen from the David Thompson Highway is a large pull off (as long as not busy could fit a few vehicles with holiday trailers - must get turned around before parking for an easy time getting out, should the parking lot get busy). There are out houses here. A 7 min walk to the suspension bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River. Then a few minutes walk over a raised boardwalk path through picturesque open fields dotted with evergreen trees. The trail then starts and is wide and easy through to a small river with a walking bridge. This is about the half way point - 25 min walk. The trail from here is fairly good but there is some steep inclines, with a narrower trail. Not dangerous, but one just needs to be careful. There are about 3 safe outlooks into the canyon and waterfall. Lots of shade here and a nice place to stop for a snack or picnic lunch. There are supposed to be a couple more waterfalls further up stream, but we read they were not worth going to, unless you just enjoy the hiking. As it was it was a 2.5 hour trip for us and we were moving quick coming back as a thunder storm was chasing us! Make sure to take at least one bottle of water per person. Our kids filled their bottles in the river upstream of the falls (and no one got sick!). Unless you have a very active and energetic child, this is probably not good for a child under 6-7 yrs. We tried this a few years ago when the youngest was in a backpack and one of our other kids was 5 and we turned around at the second river. As one of the other reviews mentions, this is a good hike, but not for wimps! We were pooped when we got back!

3  Thank Albertamom-of-4
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