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Hoodoos Trail

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Hoodoos Trail

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jadybugs wrote a review Apr 2021
Calgary, Canada909 contributions118 helpful votes
We lived in Calgary for almost 30 years and never seen the Hoodoos! They were lovely and it is so beautiful in that area!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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CWT wrote a review Oct 2020
Ottawa, Canada293 contributions184 helpful votes
We parked at Surprise Corner. There is limited parking and we were lucky to get a spot. We took the Bow River Hoodoos trail to the Hoodoos viewpoint. It’s a lovely trail through the forest and along the river. There is a good uphill ascent at the end as you climb up from the river to the Hoodoos viewpoints on the ridge. Views are really nice. We returned via the Tunnel Loop Hoodoo trail. It parallels Tunnel Mountain Road to the Douglas Fir Resort. There we came out on the road and then took a left on Tunnel Mountain Drive and walked back on that road (it’s closed to traffic). This part was not really worthwhile - I would recommend returning by the Bow River Hoodoos trail. Total trip time was 2.75 hours including the time spent viewing the Hoodoos.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mymin wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton, Canada129 contributions64 helpful votes
Short drive to mountain top, easy hike route, unbelievable scenery, definitely a must-see, remember to wear hiking boots and sunglasses
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Susan K wrote a review Sep 2020
Chilliwack, Canada24 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful scenery! The Bow River in sight the air was fresh and clean I loved it! The trail was great exercise and there were a lot of campers staying there. Great room and open space!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mark K wrote a review Sep 2020
Edmonton, Canada239 contributions84 helpful votes
What the heck is a hoodoo is listed on the information sign by this beautiful landmark. hoodoos are very neat and you can even hike to see them upclose. We just took the path and saw the amazing Bow Valley for a short 10min walk. Worth the walk, and snap, snap pictures.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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