Hoodoo Creek Trail

Hiking the Hoodoo Creek Trail

Hike: Hoodoo Creek Trail

Location: Yoho National Park

Distance: 3.2 miles

Elevation Gain: 987 feet

Type: Out & Back

Completion Time: 1-2 Hours

Located on the west side of Yoho National Park, this short 3-mile trek will take you on an epic alpine journey to a cluster of incredible hoodoos. The trailhead begins at an abandoned road that goes through a closed down campground. The gradual road takes you to a woodsy path, which after crossing a small bridge rockets you up 900 feet in a short distance. The steep narrow switchback will get your heart pumping, and although there is little for scenery on the hike up the end of the trail makes up for it. The trail dumps you into a cluster of 50-foot-tall spiral hoodoos. Like Bryce Canyon, these hoodoos are created by the thawing and refreezing of water in the landscape’s porous rock. Although lacking the brilliant oranges of Bryce Canyon, these Hoodoos’ toadstool appearance and surrounding alpine landscape make for a magnificent experience. Be sure to bring water, snacks, and hiking shoes with proper tread, as the trail can be slippery and muddy when wet. Remember to always adhere to Leave No Trace!

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