Hiking the Upper Grasslands Track

Hiking the Upper Grasslands Track

Doug Smith  May 11, 2023 at 8:58 am

The Upper Grasslands Track is an old cart track set by homesteaders over 100 years ago.    It goes from Lac du Bois through the grasslands hills south and eventually connects with the Pruden Pass Road.   When we hike the grassy double track we go for 3.75 km then veer off to the top of a hill for the view and lunch.    We return by the same route. 

The track stays below the forested slopes of Wheeler Mountain and winds through the hills passing ponds and meadows.  

At times the old track can be grown over.     It is best to hike the track in shoulder season.  

There are a few aspen groves along the way.    They were leafing out in early May. 

At the hilltop there were fine views over Lac du Bois Grasslands Provincial Park, greening up in spring.  It was a bit of a grey day, but the temperatures were mild.    It was quiet along the track out and back, except for a few ducks and other birds as we hiked along the route.   

This is a favorite route to hike each year.    We will follow the track to the Wheeler Mountain Road later in the month, a hike to the top of the mountain.    Watch for a post later this month.    A few moments of our hike is shared here as a YouTube video:

There are a number of informal trails and routes that start at Lac du Bois.    Use the Search bar to find more routes to hike. 


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