Hogarth Lakes Snowshoe Loop -Beginner Level-

Trail: Hogarth Lakes Snowshoe Loop

Location: Burstall Pass trailhead / parking lot. Snowshoe trail starts on North-West end of lot.

Distance: 4.5Km Loop

Elevation: ~40m

Difficulty: Easy.

"A great little loop, perfect for a beginner snowshoe or warming up for the coming season. The loop as defined is 4.5km.  The views really are wonderful and the route is well wind sheltered with several sunny spots to stop for sustinance or scenery. "

Gear recommendation:

  • Snowshoes, kind of hard to snowshoe without them. Can be rented from UofC outdoor center or MEC, possibly other places.
  • Hiking/trekking/ski poles.
  • Warm waterproof boots.
  • appropriate winter clothing piled on in layers so you can de-layer as required should be quick/easy drying breathable clothing(Try to avoid cotton especially jeans)
  • Gaiters would be appropriate to keep the snow out of your boots
  • Food and water for the day.(something hot like soup, tea, hot chocolate...granola bars freeze)

I am not a guide so everyone coming should do their homework and be able to help in navigation.

Suggested car pool fare is $15.00/passenger  

No Guests ...your friends 18 and over must signup.

No Dogs

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers, I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact.

You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and by your R.S.V.P you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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  • Kevin

    Great trail, beautiful day.

    December 11, 2012

  • Olga

    Such a beautiful spot! I definitely want to go back! Thanks so much for letting me ride with you Meagan and Al! Awesome to meet everyone!

    December 10, 2012

  • George

    Beautiful and fun. We kept on moving!

    December 10, 2012

  • Kevin

    Beautiful day, lots of snow, doesn't get any better. Even the cold was nice.

    December 9, 2012

  • Al

    Was a beautiful day for the event. Lots of snow on the ground and trees, very pretty.

    December 9, 2012

  • Karen L

    A nice loop, a ton of snow, really really cold!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, could someone please give me a ride? Is Shouldice Arena the meeting point for everyone? At 9 am? If no, please let me know what the meeting point and time is. I live on the UofC campus.

    December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh, thank you, so it means it sure I will get a ride right?

      December 8, 2012

    • Candice B.

      If all the people who say they can drive show up, yes. Beyond that I have no control.

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, until when can I change my RSVP? I decided too fast and maybe I will have to say no tomorrow. Until when do I have time in order not to cause you any trouble/inconvenience? And how long is the drive one way - 2,5 hrs? Thank you.

    December 8, 2012

    • Candice B.

      138 km One way and yes approx 2hr 15 min....If you are not sure you are coming then get off the list and let someone else sign up who is sure.

      December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      What time are we going to be back in Calgary? (approximately) Thank you

      December 8, 2012

  • Reen

    You can rent snow shoes at MEC or at the ski place...can't remember the name of it, on your way out of the city.

    December 2, 2012

  • Candice B.

    Please read the entire trip description before signing up....otherwise I will take you off the hike.

    2 · December 2, 2012

  • Dawn A.

    I've never snowshoed before nor do I own a pair. Anyone have a pair they'd lend me or can I rent them somewhere? Advice? This outing looks perfect for me.

    November 3, 2012

    • Candice B.

      This was my first snowshoe and it is really pritty.

      November 7, 2012

  • Dawn A.

    Just found your recommendations on the site - so organized, thx!

    November 3, 2012

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