This a 4 kilometer walk in the woods along a creek. It's a pleasant and relatively easy walk unless the trail is slippery with either snow (as we experienced) or spring mud. There are beaver dams in the area and birds depending on season. Chickadees were flying all around in November.
There are a number of bird houses and feeders in the area.
The trail is on private land but permission is granted for hiking the trail.
East of Wetaskiwin on highway 13 to township road 264, south on 264 to very near the Gwynne ski canyon ski area. Park off road just across the tracks, follow a very obvious cut line up steep hill to a sign on the left near the top which indicates the trail head.
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Posted By: AlienVacation
- Sun May 28 01:35:45 UTC 2017
UpsideActually as you near the top of the hill, it is an opening on the RIGHT. Two boulders mark the entrance. The sign may have been removed... DownsideVery narrow and sometimes the branches and fallen trees block your way. All in all a very good trail, usually you will not meet anyone else so bring a cell phone. Commentvery narrow and sometimes the branches and fallen trees block your way.
Posted By: blootoon
- Mon Jan 05 00:24:17 UTC 2009
UpsideGreat wee trail to get away from it all. DownsideNavigation is an issue as most people do not go much further than the 2km mark. CommentChickadee Trail as it is known locally is my weekend haunt when I cannot venture far from home. It does indeed lead to Camp Steeledge, the scout camp, you do need to cross the tracks though. When snoeshoeing I follow the creek usually and access to the trail the trail is straight forward at any point. Trail running is possible here, best in late spring and fall.
Posted By: ellorneo
- Sat Dec 22 22:11:39 UTC 2007
UpsidePretty good trail for being in the prairies. DownsideAfter a few KM's, the trail begins to break up and it's tough to navigate. It's supposed to go the Scouts headquarters. CommentLoved the trail. I hiked it and would do it again (although I don't live near Wetaskiwin anymore). It satisfied my trail needs for the prairies.