Hayburger Trail

Hayburger Trail near Edmonton, AB


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
12 kms
3hours
moderate
Snowshoeing, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Edmonton, AB
User mchandra
NTS Map: 083H10
Elevation gain - zero.

This trail is located in Elk Island National Park. This is trail #1 of the park trail system. A nice 2.5 to 3 hour hike through relatively flat terrain. In the winter, it is nice for cross country skiing, although I'm not sure if it's groomed. Lots of wildlife, especially moose. Winter is the best time to see moose because the leaves are off the trees. In the summer, be prepared to encounter free range bison.

(Editor's note - Hayburger Trail is named after a family that homesteaded in the park until the 1930s. The trail crosses a black spruce bog where boreal birds and moose may be observed. The trail also winds through open aspen forest and meadows, the preferred habitat of the plains bison. Remain on the trail, as there are hidden areas of quicksand in some of the large meadows.)

Directions:

Entrance to Elk Island National Park is from Highway 16, east of Edmonton. Drive north through the park gate (a fee is charged for admission to the park). The trailhead is well marked (Hayburger Trail) and is on the east side of the road.
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By domobirdPosted By: domobird  - Wed Jul 13 18:12:48 UTC 2011 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside I did this trail in August 2010. For a day hike without having to drive too far out of town, this trail is lovely. It is a well groomed and grassy 12km trail with many chances for bird watching and buffalo sightings. I went alone with my dog and it was an easy, flat hike, even for my 11 year old shih-tzu ;) Downside I can't think of any obvious downsides. Comment If you're looking for a good hike for a sunny day off, this is a great trail :)


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