Elk Island National Park
Ellsworth Simmons was one of the five men responsible for the creation of the park in 1906. The trail begins at the Shirley Lake Trailhead and makes its way through aspen forest and rolling hills. A few open areas offer a chance to watch beavers and muskrats in action, especially at dusk. This is a short but challenging cross-country ski trail.
Length: 4 km
Time: 1 to 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Significant Features: Aspen forest, meadows and beaver ponds. Good for viewing plains bison, moose and elk.
Trailhead: Accessible from the Tawayik Trail parking lot.
GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat.: 53.618888 Long.: -112.872613
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