Grotto Canyon
Grotto Canyon
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fromawayomg
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great Hike through the canyon. Is well worth the trip. Good parking and signage. Pack a lunch and enjoy the area for the day.
Written 3 April 2024
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Holidays814
Isle of Man, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
This was a disappointing hike. The trail head is close to a very noisy mineral processing factory, which you have to walk past in order to reach the canyon. The canyon is very rocky and we didn’t find it very interesting. There are other nicer and more interesting hikes in the area.
Written 7 September 2023
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Linningdragoon
Kenora, Canada52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Good hike for a family the waterfall is defiantly a must see, make sure you pack lost of water and keep a trail map handy but it has some amazing views
Written 21 June 2023
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Justine28
Yellowknife, Canada2,152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Went on this lovely hike in late December and really enjoyed it. It was a Friday between Christmas and New Year’s so the trail was actually very busy. The parking lot for starters was super packed around 11 AM, we had to circle quite a bit and wait for someone to leave before we could park the car. It was much quieter when we were finishing the hike 2 hours later, after lunch. Not a difficult hike, easily done with kids and/or by seniors, but there were a few spots that could be tricky. It was a rather warm winter day (not more than -5C) and the stream was not frozen solid, with some really wet spots. Be prepared with waterproof higher boots for those conditions. There was also quite a lot of snow on the ‘not maintained’ part of the trail (to the left after the climbing wall); it definitely slowed us down as very few people took that trail, so it was tiring to go through high snow for a long time. Other than that, the trail was absolutely wonderful, really picturesque around the river/stream etc, even despite the grey skies. Crampons are a must in winter here, they really do help in that terrain. Highly recommended!
Written 6 January 2023
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Jack B
Atlanta, GA147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
One of first hikes available as you near the national parks.
Initial part of hike is not good (power lines, factory), but once you enter the creek bed, it is a nice hike. In a rocky creek bed the entire way. Through a slot canyon (never less than 10 feet wide). Very cool pictographs. In October, the creek and waterfall were just trickles. Consistent grade up the canyon.
Written 13 October 2022
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Liat Pessach
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
the canyon is beautiful, the walk is easy, well marked. worth the visit. also great to picnic at the pond.
Written 20 September 2022
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60JennJen
Calgary, Canada52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Sadly we didn't stay as signs stated even to stop in the parking lot one would have to pay a $15.00 fee. I don't negotiate trails very well with arthritis and just wanted to stretch a bit on level ground.
Written 18 September 2022
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Tammy B
Edmonton, Canada122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very rocky trail, wear sturdy shoes, runners are fine, would not recommend sandals. Amazing walk through a beautiful canyon! Look for the pictographs on the wall, very cool! Nice waterfall at the end but slippery incline to get close to it. The trails goes farther opposite of the waterfall but we didn't go that far.
Written 30 August 2021
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TripMember10292023
Strathcona County, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Had a nice NY day hike at Grotto. Was very busy but what isn't this time of year. The hike isn't too tough and I knocked it off in a pair of Nikes. I can see some ppl's concern and you might want to be better equipped than I, it is an icy river bed and rocky terrain. Lots to see and not too long to complete. We went well past the "cave", took many pics and round trip was under 2 hours.
Written 4 January 2021
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,072 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Unfortunately I never made it all the way on this trail, as I encountered a grizzly walking across the trail 70 feet away from me by the power pole on August 25th. As a solo hiker, I forgot my bear spray in the car, however fortunately for me, the bear gave me a look then carried on his merry way. The trail leading from the parking lot to the power station is very dirty, it is a river bed that is full of silt.
Written 29 November 2020
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