David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide Guide Book

by Jane Ross & Daniel Kyba (Rocky Mountain Books)
David Thompson Highway A Hiking Guide  by Jane Ross & Daniel Kyba

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0921102380

Alberta's David Thompson Highway passes through breathtaking mountain scenery between Nordegg and Banff National Park. All 69 hikes start from the highway and range from walks of one or two hours to three-day backpacks.

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Trails from the "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 69.
... Preview: “Sewage lagoon” may evoke images and smells sooner forgotten, but these small ponds attract a variety of waterfowl such as mallards and blue-winged teals. A stroll past Nordegg's historic golf cours ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: A pretty stroll along the North Saskatchewan River, this hike is named after the fur trader and Nor'wester, Alexander Henry, who on February 8, 1811 dashed by these meadows en route to Howse Pass. Cam ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: This is a fun splash up Allstones Creek through its impressive gorge as far as a waterfall. Because of the numerous stream crossings, this is definitely an old sneaker hike. Unless there have been t ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Although it takes only several hours to climb up to Allstones Lake, do plan to make this a day hike. The views along the way are spectacular and the lake itself offers a restful repose after a steep c ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A 360 degree panorama that takes in both the forest-carpeted foothills and the snowcaps of the Rocky Mountains is your reward for this short, steep walk up a fire road. As well, a visit with the looko ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The British Army Training Unit, Suffield, BATUS for short, practiced rock climbing in this gorge. One soldier lost his life here. Walk on the ridge above the creek to access the viewpoint of the gorge ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This long, but relatively easy and straightforward hike offers moderate elevation gain to a broad subalpine meadow along the Bighorn River. Two picturesque waterfalls add interest to the return loop. ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: This rather long day hike leads through old-growth forest and past swamps where blue herons can be seen at two viewpoints. The first viewpoint is from a surveyor's benchmark overlooking the North Sask ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: At nearly 23 km this hike makes a very long day. Those people with mountain bikes will enjoy the terrain changes and long open straightaways. At the lookout there is an unobstructed view of the Brazea ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: Possibly once the scene of a violent fight between warring Indians, Bridge Creek today is an idyllic mountain stream. Some light bushwhacking and numerous stream crossings lead you to a pretty waterfa ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This has to be one of the more delightful half-day hikes in the Cline area. From the pretty lower reaches of the Cline, the trail follows an ever-deepening and spectacular gorge that stretches upstrea ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The first and last days of this hike cover most of the distance that you travel on this three-day outing. The second day you bushwhack up from Canyon Creek to the Cline Fire Lookout, where incredible ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23.6
... Preview: One of the most popular day hikes in the Nordegg area, Coliseum Mountain provides significant elevation gain and a grand 360 degree panorama that accompanies you the entire length of its spine along t ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: Proof that ancient seas had inundated what are now the mountainous regions of Alberta can be found on a ridge overlooking the confluence of Cline River and Coral Creek. A tough little climb rewards th ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Judging by the traffic on the road and at the falls themselves, Crescent Falls is certainly one of the more popular attractions of the area. Nearly as popular is this short, easy walk along the Bighor ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: This is a 4.5 km-long connecting trail between Goldeye Lake and Dry Haven Recreation Area campground. The 4.8-km round trip is an easy stroll. From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This is a fairly straightforward hike that offers great views for modest elevation gain. Quads are threatening to chew up the old logging road that is taken at the beginning of the hike, but once off ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Old logging roads crisscross East Bush Mountain in a tangle of trails, tracks and roads. Although these old routes make excellent hiking and equestrian trails, do follow directions carefully so as not ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This short hike is just the ticket for those who enjoy an after-dinner walk. From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This long but easy hike, with the exception of a three-km pitch, takes you into the back country to a jewel of a lake snuggled in amongst the lodgepole pines and spruce. Farley Lake is also the trailh ... From the guidebook "David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide"
Nordegg, AB - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20.1