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Middle Battle River (Duhamel Campground to Fidler’s Monument)
October 30 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm MDT
This week’s hike is a 2nd pass on the trail we did on June 12th & it is a great fall hike as well. The hike is a 10 km round trip, is along forest paths and across open fields with views of the glorious Battle River Valley. This huge valley was created in a matter of days towards the end of the last ice age, when an ice-bound lake covering the entire Edmonton area suddenly broke free. Bring lunch, water, medium-weight boots or good walking shoes and sun block, and you’ll be prepared for a wonderful day in nature.
Starting from the Duhamel Campground (‘Ross flats campground’ at Range Road 212C just off Highway 21 & the campground is no longer in operation) at about 10 a.m. and going to Trautman Crossing/Fidler’s Monument (for Peter Fidler, one of the primary explorers/map makers of western Canada).
Here are the write-ups from previous hikes on this section:
- Middle Battle River Hike to Fidler’s Monument June 2022
- Middle Battle River Ross Flats to Fidler’s Monument August 2020
- Middle Battle River September 2019
- Battle River under a perfect October sky October 2018
If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should visit the Guided Hikes webpage for essential information. For further information specific to this hike, refer to The Waskahegan Trail Guide Book, pages 50-51, or contact the Hike Leader. Elizabeth B., at 780-672-2873.
The current Government of Alberta COVID-19 public health action plan indicates that all COVID-19 public health measures have been lifted. However, WTA group event attendees are encouraged to assess and manage their personal risk.