Wood Bison Trail
The Wood Bison Trail is true to its name and offers the only chance to spot wood bison in the national park. It is a 15.9 km circuit that is popular with hikers and mountain bikers. The trail circles around the plains reaching Flyingshot Lake which offers memorable views of the surrounding area. This hike is a must-do for wildlife viewing.
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Route Description for Wood Bison Trail
The Wood Bison Trail is a top pick for wildlife lovers. If you are visiting the park and hoping to see the wood bison that call the area home, this is the trail for you. Wood Bison have been occupying this area since the 1960s. From the trailhead, take the trail to the left, hiking in a clockwise direction. After 4.5 km of forest, you will meet some stunning viewpoints at Flyingshot Lake. Continue for another 3.5 km to meet a series of boardwalks over marshlands. This is a great spot for wildlife viewing. Besides the notable wood bison, look for moose, elk, and a variety of birds. Continue on reaching open meadows, aspen forest, and more boardwalks before reaching the trailhead.
Getting to the Wood Bison Trail Trailhead
The Wood Bison Trail is located directly south of the Elk Island National Park south entrance and visitor centre. Where the Yellowhead Highway meets the Elk Island National Park road, the signed trailhead is located on the south side of the highway
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