A short, easy walk winds through the historic Hillcrest Cemetery located at the west edge of the town of Hillcrest.
The walk starts at the Mine Disaster Memorial in the parking lot. This memorial was unveiled in 2000 as a remembrance to miners killed across Canada and features monuments cut from stones native to each province and territory arranged around a central monolith.
A concrete path leads into the Hillcrest Cemetery past many historic grave sites, and to the mass grave site where the remains of the miners killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster of 1914 were buried. Nameplates for each victim adorn the surrounding railing, plus there are several interpretive plaques which give you a feel for the magnitude of the disaster and its effect on the town of Hillcrest.
The walk ends at a small seating area where one can contemplate the hard life of the coal miner in days gone by, while enjoying the pleasant country surroundings and an alternate view of the Frank Slide looming in the background.