Explore the best backpacking trails in Alberta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
11 hours ago

Beautiful hike! Some difficult portions though and the distances are misleading!

backpacking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Tried to make our way up to Turbine Canyon but made the tough choice to turn the hike back to Forks campground due to deep soft snow 3/4 of the way up. Bumped into 2 other groups who turned the hike and they said they know of at least 1 group who decided to post-hole all the way up. I would say it's still too early in the season right now to make it to the campground which is really unfortunate because the first 3/4 of the trail was bare, dry, and offered stunning views.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

Lots of flies out when we were here.
Really nice and easy trail.
I would recommend wearing long pants.
Lots of tall grass and narrow paths.
We tried to attach deer ridge on this day but an angry grouse wouldn't let us pass.

hiking
2 days ago

This hike offers a little bit of everything. First half of the hike is flat and easy, meandering through lush forest. The second half is more gruelling, traversing fairly straight up through grassy areas until you arrive at a shale switch back. Be sure to wear good shoes. You'll be treated with gorgeous views, a stunning waterfall, and a beautiful lake at the top.

love this Hike on a hot summer day!

Amazing views. One of the best hikes in Banff. It is long so make sure to bring food and water and have lots of time. Muddy in sections and snow in other areas but very manageable and safe.

Beautiful trail with a lot of wildflowers, love it!

Loved this hike! Didn't know there was a back country camping spot with an outhouse at the top! Beautiful views, good workout! Waterton is always a treat! About 4hr return moderate hike.

A friend and I and our children (5,3, and 1) only went as far as the lake. Good trek in! Will be doing again and one day make it all the way to tombstone!