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Best trails in Canada

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Ready to check out the best trails in Canada? AllTrails has 9,641 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Banff National Park or Kootenay National Park or for trails in Alberta, British Columbia or Newfoundland and Labrador - we've got you covered. If you're looking for great state park trails check out Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park in Alberta or Garibaldi Provincial Park in British Columbia. Or for some great local park options, check out Grouse Mountain Park near British Columbia or Parc de la Gatineau near Quebec. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4,614 easy trails in Canada ranging from 0.6 to 194.9 miles and from -32 to 7,703 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Lake Agnes Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
The Lake Agnes Trail is an accessible and relatively short hike up to the Lake Agnes Tea House which was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1901 as a refuge for hikers. The trail has an elevation gain of 1,312 feet and offers fantastic views of the Nokhu Crags and Lake Louise. The Tea House is a real treat while enjoying views of the lake and is open from early June through October. Note that there is no garbage/recycling bin at the tea house as the staff are responsible for trekking supplies up and down the mountain. Please do your part to help the staff and keep our parks clean by being prepared to pack out any garbage from your visit. The trailhead can be accessed from Lake Louise near the Fairmont Chateau Hotel. For those looking for a longer hike check out Little Beehive or Big Beehive.Show more
#2 - Ha Ling Trail to Ha Ling Peak
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Note: you may encounter bears on this trail. Whistles and pepper-spray are recommended. The Ha Ling Peak towers over the town of Canmore. It's a striking mountain, and a great hike. Drive west on 742 from Canmore, and the parking area will be on the right. The trail is often very busy, especially on warm weekend days. If you arrive early, there shouldn't be that many people on the trail. Keep in mind that during the winter, the road leading to the trailhead may be closed. The hike is fairly difficult as you zig-zag up to the peak. The trail is maintained until the saddle 0.4 km from the summit. From here, the trail is unmaintained, and can be quite rocky. In winter conditions, this trail is a difficult mountaineering trip and should be attempted only by experienced hikers. There is an avalanche hazard here.Show more
#3 - Upper Grassi Lakes Trail Loop
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
This popular route takes the easier, gravel Upper Grassi Lakes Trail up and returns on the steeper Grassi Lakes Trail. Feel free to do it in reverse or as an out and back. Note: the Grassi Lakes Trail is located in a Wildlife Corridor. Travel in this area is restricted to designated trails only for the protection of natural habitat, animals, and hikers. Please remain on designated trails at all times. Each member of your hiking group should carry bear spray, as bears are often spotted in this area. Approximately 100m from the trailhead, there is a fork with signage indicating an easier route and one that is more difficult. The easier trail to the right is called Upper Grassi Lakes and follows an old road through dense forest. The more difficult route to the left is the Grassi Lakes Interpretive and climbs gradually through forested terrain before reaching a very steep section with excellent views of a waterfall and the town of Canmore. The loop can be completed in either direction, clockwise or counter-clockwise. The more difficult Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail is closed in the winter due to icy conditions which develop from water flowing over the trail. The cliffs around the lakes are regularly visited by climbers but should not be closely approached by hikers unless equipped with climbing helmets to protect against serious injury from falling rocks. Show more
#4 - Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
From the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, follow the lake shore to the back of the valley. Stop at the teahouse for a cup of tea and watch for mountain goats and glaciers.Show more
#5 - Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots
Banff National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
NOTE: As of September 2020, the road leading to the trailhead is still closed due to COVID-19. You may still park elsewhere and walk/bike to the trailhead. Please check with the park for more information. Great views and a really unique walk up to the falls along the canyon on a well kept trail. Be aware that the trail is narrow at times and can be extremely busy. It is best to get here super early as getting a parking spot later in the day is difficult. The ink pots are a great place to eat lunch along the river as the mountains in the background are very scenic.Show more
#6 - Tunnel Mountain Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Tunnel Mountain is a short hike to an amazing viewpoint on top of the mountain overlooking the town of Banff and surrounding scenery. The trail begins from Tunnel Mountain Drive in Banff. It follows along long, nicely graded switchbacks along the side of the mountain through the forest. Some of the switchbacks are steeper than others and some of them level out which provides a chance to catch your breath. There are some glimpses of the views along the way through the trees. The best views can be seen from the top of the mountain at the end of the trail. There are some bare rocks surrounded by forest which are perfect places to sit and admire the views overlooking Banff and the surrounding mountains and valleys. It is beautiful! Would recommend this short hike for a good leg workout and opportunity to see great views.Show more
#7 - Sentinel Pass via Larch Valley Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
NOTE: The parking lot at Moraine Lake fills up early in the morning. Once it fills up, the park closes the road and makes people utilize the shuttle to reach the lake. To read more about the shuttle, please see https://roamtransit.com/2020/03/important-roam-service-information/Show more
#8 - Tent Ridge Horseshoe
Mount Shark Trailhead Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
In winter, this trail is considered backcountry and an avalanche hazard exists and this trail can occasionally be closed due to bear activity. Read about terrain classification here: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/2939773/atr_ates.pdf See the Forecast: Avalanche forecast for Kananaskis here: https://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/kananaskisShow more
#9 - Ptarmigan Cirque
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
This is a beautiful hike with such little effort required for stunning views. The short distance and incredible views make a great quick hike good for young children. You will likely see lots of wildlife (squirrels, chipmunks, big horn sheep) with nice small waterfalls and great scenery. This is a fragile alpine area and people should respect that and stay on the trail. It is also advisable to carry bear spray. Note: The highway leading up to the hike is closed Dec-June. In winter conditions (that includes early spring and later in fall) this trail is considered backcountry and avalanche hazard exists. Show more
#10 - East End Of Rundle (EEOR)
Spray Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
Caution: Rocks may fall from higher up on the trail as people are scrambling, be cautious and courteous to other hikers. This trail offers beautiful views the entire way up. It is definitely a steep and strenuous hike, with a few portions where you’ll need to use your hands. In some seasons be prepared for large quantities of snow and icy conditions at the top. Micro spikes, crampons and hiking poles highly recommended. Show more
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