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William Hawrelak Park to Fort Edmonton

Descend into the river valley

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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.734 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  Hawrelak Park is one of Edmonton's busiest parks. It is a very accessible park for all ages and all levels of mobility. It is also a... more »

Tips:  -Water is a must
-A camera is a good idea
-Arrange for a ride at Fort Edmonton park to take you back to Hawrelak Park.

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Points of Interest

1. Picnic Site #2

Jump off point at Hawerlak Park

2. City of Edmonton Emergency Phone

Another City of Edmonton Emergency Phone

3. Turning left at the pedestrian bridge

This is a great spot to access many trails in the river valley system

4. Pedestrian Bridge at Hawrelak Park

The bridge linking Hawrelak Park to Buena Vista Park

5. The trail in the trees

Nice wide trails for all users

6. Wooden staircase up to the community

Another wooden staircase provided by the city

7. Signage about the Slump

A sign explaining the bypass route around the slump area

8. The bypass route

Have to climb up to the roadway to bypass the slump

9. The red posts

have you seen these in other parks? City Workers use these to test the soil integraty of the riverbanks

10. On the wide paved trails

Once you have descended back into the river valley, these are the beautiful trails that await you.

You can see the boat launch just across the river.

12. Captain Keillor's Cabin

In 2009, the Community Facility Enhancement Program provided funding to restore Dr. Keillor's historic 1918 log cabin for community use. The cabin was hand-built by Dr. Keillor upon his return from WWI, using local wood and river rock. Over the fireplace mantle, he placed a heart-shaped stone.

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13. Just passing through

On this walk, you pass through the bottom of Whitemud Park.

14. Riverside access

A popular spot for boaters and fishermen

15. Whitemud Ravine

Crossing over the Whitemud Ravine

16. Looking back

Looking downriver towards Laurier Park

17. The riverside trails

Access to the riverside trails at Fort Edmonton Park

18. You have arrived

The entrance to Fort Edmonton Park!