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Hard Luck Canyon

West Mountain Road, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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Easy trip

its a nice way to stretch you legs. it takes about 20 mins to get there. mostly paved some gravel... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
neilr107
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Alberta, Canada
The falls were running

This place is spectacular. When you get to your destination it's like you are in the middle of a... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Lynn H
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Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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  • Average8%
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“easy walk” (3 reviews)
“parking area” (3 reviews)
“stairs” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
West Mountain Road, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

its a nice way to stretch you legs. it takes about 20 mins to get there. mostly paved some gravel car can get to site easily. Parking is tight in some areas but can park on the road if needed. Its a very easy walk....More

3  Thank neilr107
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This place is spectacular. When you get to your destination it's like you are in the middle of a mountain setting. The place is well maintained . The views from top and bottom of the falls are great. Just remember to go early spring or...More

1  Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Only 20 min outside of Whitecourt. Nice, quick hike that takes 10min from the parking lot to the canyon with well built stairs that lead you down to the river. Very cool.

1  Thank Tyler O
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We loved the canyon. We are not terrific hikers and both have arthritis. The walk through the woods was easy going and the stairs to the falls a tremendous help to us. We loved the history lesson along the way. Well done Whitecourt.

1  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The drive isnt far from the city and it is worth it while staying in whitecourt. The hike is such an amazing place for pictures.

Thank Diannaa R
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to find with parking area. There is a well maintained trail to a beautiful scenic canyon you can descend into using the stairs...there is a few so anyone with bad knees beware. We splashed in the water and enjoyed a picnic, lots to explore...More

1  Thank KarenHatesWinter
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great little hike for the kids! We hiked down to the falls and kids had a blast! Definetly worth a drive out to see.

1  Thank arlenl2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Been out a few times over the last 10 years, its a nice spot and worth seeing. It is a bit of a walk to get down the stairs, but nothing to extreme.

Thank nealeglidden
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The canyon is is little piece of unexpected topography just outside of Whitecourt. The "trail" if you really want to call it that is a short, nicely groomed walking path that brings you to a scenic gorge, at which point you can descend the stairs...More

1  Thank anacreon100
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

It's quite a short walk, less than a km round trip, with a single lookout to a single waterfall. I would not really call it impressive; it's more of a detour and "something to do" if you have extra time. What makes it worth the...More

Thank 522Charlotte
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