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Hard Luck Canyon

West Mountain Road, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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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 January 22, 2018
Lynn H
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Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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Nice hike, quick hike close to Whitecourt

Only 20 min outside of Whitecourt. Nice, quick hike that takes 10min from the parking lot to the... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
Tyler O
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“parking area” (3 reviews)
“easy walk” (2 reviews)
“stairs” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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West Mountain Road, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed January 22, 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

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed October 27, 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.

Thank Tyler O
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Reviewed August 20, 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 August 15, 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 July 25, 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 July 10, 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 June 26, 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 June 25, 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

Thank anacreon100
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Reviewed June 8, 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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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This trail was pretty easy. It does have a few stairs, but the trail over all was fairly level and good for walking. We were there when there was still snow on the ground and the creek was froze over. I would most likely recommend...More

Thank Owen P
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