This trail begins at a small parking lot just off of a gravel logging road. The trail contours a canyon with a small footbridge croossing the canyon at the south end of the trail. The canyon empties into the Athabasca River. Although the loop doesn't quite extend to the Athabasca river, there is a side trail that does.
To access the trail from Hinton, you need to cross the Athabasca river using the Weldwood bridge. The trailhead is approximately 18 kms from Hinton. Parking at approximately N53 30.729 W117 25.965
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Posted By: Bee
- Mon May 21 21:02:31 UTC 2007
UpsideShort hike with nice features: 2-bridges crossing the creek, wooden stairs, view of the mountains, view of the creek below atop the canyon, inclines for increased exercise, animals present, beautiful natural rock platform beside river in canyon that the trail leads to, benches and picnic areas with fire pits (one near parking lot and the other at the Athabasca river). This is an exellent hike for children in carriers as there is plenty to see and areas for stretching. Well marked trail with signs. CommentI would tell everyone to try this nice trail.
Posted By: pagegis
- Wed Mar 30 03:46:34 UTC 2005
UpsideNot heavily used and very pretty area. Lots of critters including COUGARS!
Nice picnic area beside the river. DownsideYou can hear industrial traffic and ATVs across the River CommentThe Emerson Creek Road can get rough after rain and the parking lot can get muddy. Cars are OK in dry weather. There is a GeoCache on this trail if you are into GeoCaching.