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Updated: June 21, 2018

Sheep and Highwood Trail Report

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Updated: June 21, 2018 | Print Report

With the recent precipitation in combination with seasonal snow melt, rivers and streams are experiencing higher flows; use caution in these areas.  Expect that trails will be wet and muddy in lower lying areas. 

Notes: 

  1. Caution is advised due to washed out bridge material in the Sheep River approximately 100m downstream of Indian Oils Day Use area.
  2. Ticks are out for the season. Wearing a hat, plus covering up with long-sleeved shirts and long pants while recreating in grassy or wooded areas is recommended. Check for ticks once you are off the trail. Further information on how to avoid and remove ticks can be found on the MyHealth.Alberta website.
  3. Cattle graze in the area - be sure to close all gates behind you.
  4. Bears and cougars are active; ensure that you are carrying bear spray, know how to use it, are aware of your surroundings, making noise and observing all Bear Smart safety techniques.
  5. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and other natural hazards.

Warnings:

  1. Indian Oils and Sheep Trails - Bear Warning
  2. Sandy McNabb Campground - Bear Warning
  3. North Fork Campground - Coyote Warning 

Flood related closures:

  1. Sheep River Trail: The portion of trail through the private property (located between the north face of Gibraltar Mountain on the south end and Burns Creek on the north end) was heavily damaged in 2013 and is not passable at this time.
Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
9999
Open
Bluerock Creek
Open
Bluerock Interpretive
Open
Cat Creek Interpretive
Note Both bridges on the trail have been washed out. Cat Creek Recreation Area is closed, but alternative parking can be found across the road in a gravel washout car park. 
Warning
Curley Sands
Open
Death Valley
Open
Death Valley Loop
Foran Grade
Open
Gorge Creek
Open
Gorge Ware Connector
Open
Green Mountain
Open
Hog's Back
Open
Indian Oils
Note Bear warning
Warning
Junction Mountain
Open
Long Prairie Link
Open
Long Prairie Loop
Open
Long Prairie Ridge
Open
Mist Creek
Note  
Open
North Fork
Open
Pine Ridge Connector
Open
Pine Ridge Loop
Open
Price Camp
Open
Sandy McNabb Interpretive
Open
Sheep
Note Bear warning.
  • The trail through the private property (located between the north face of Gibraltar Mountain on the south end and Burns Creek on the north end) was heavily damaged in 2013 and is not passable at this time. Bridge construction over Tiger Jaw Falls.
Warning
South Gorge Creek
Open
Threepoint Creek
Open
Volcano Creek
Open
Volcano Link
Open
Volcano Ridge
Open
Ware Creek
Open
Windy Point
Open


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