5.7 miles
Distance
765 ft
Climb
-761 ft
Descent
4,787 ft
High Point

Handrail Beaver creek to the top of the Plateau, Stop for a visit at the Tom Trott Memorial Museum where you can take a self guided interpretive walking walking tour and explore the History of Tom Trott's time as a Forrest officer, then have lunch while overlooking Horseshoe Canyon. When you are good and rested after the hike up to the plateau, meander your way back down Horseshoe Canyon Trail, back to the campgrounds. This route is moderate difficulty, exposed tree roots and stumps make walking uneven at times while going up to the plateau via Beaver Creek Trail, otherwise the trail is groomed and easy to follow. On the way up take your time and enjoy the surrounding forest. Horseshoe Canyon is a wonderful viewpoint, be sure to check it out on a clear day, as the view will be the best. Horseshoe Canyon trail is a wide, well groomed trail all the way down to the campgrounds and offers great views overlooking Elkwater.

Detailed Description
Beaver's Horseshoe is a 6 mile popular intermediate route located near Elkwater Alberta. This hike primary route. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 765 ft with a max elevation of 4,787 ft then descends -761 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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jtwittnebel (Sep 25, 2022 at 14:35)
This should be a green trail, not technical at all.wide open.
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windgrrl (Jan 29, 2019 at 6:55)
Excellent climbing challenge and fun downhill though an enchanted forest.
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Kyyder (Aug 12, 2018 at 18:01)
Awesome trail its dry wouldnt attempt if wet very rooty but had fun!
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Dannybender403 (Jul 22, 2018 at 8:20)
Very rooty; if your a beginner take in some of the trails to the east to gain a little confidence before ripping this girl ????
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Jgupnorth (Jun 23, 2017 at 13:22)
Lots of roots!
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More Stats for Beaver's Horseshoe mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,097 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,097 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,101 ft
  • Grade max
    -29%
  • Grade min
    22.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,098 ft
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Beaver Creek Trail
Beaver Creek Trail
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Video of Beaver Creek Trail in Elkwater, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Alberta.

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