AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

September 21, 2018 - 12:00am

With Heinz Unger and AWA Conservation Specialist, Joanna Skrajny

A full day hike in the Ghost River Forest reserve west of Calgary.

After hiking through a partially cleared forest, the “Sandhills” are reached. They are a unique feature in the foothills ridges with some areas covered by bare sand only. Further beyond are extensive wetlands and a small lake in an area frequented by wild horses.

Cost: $25 AWA member / $50 non-member
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 150m – ups and downs
Distance: 12-15 km
Estimated Duration of hike: relaxed 6 – 7 hours with a lunch stop at Horse Lake


Ghost River Forest Reserve , AB