Looking for a great trail near Black Diamond, Alberta? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Elbow River Provincial Recreation Area or Sheep River Provincial Park Kananaskis Country, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Sawyer Park. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Black Diamond ranging from 2.1 to 8.4 miles and from 4,468 to 5,770 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
1 month ago

Did the trail on Oct 12! Parked beside a no more rides vehicle past this point sign. Confusing at first but trail appears (maybe be due to all the snow and cow tracks) trail was wet and muddy but not hard to follow. Up and down a fair bit but nice view at the end. At the top there is a picnic tables and fire pit. We got up to a couple guys having a fire roasting hot dogs which was a nice touch. Not windy at the top.

road biking
1 month ago

Headed out not really knowing what to expect other than what we have seen from driving by and seeing some sections from the secondary highway - Firstly it is too short for biking but would be a good easy 7 km out and back stroll/walk. If you couple it with visiting the unique shops, historical sites and stopping at the Black Diamond hotel for a beverage it would make for a great afternoon outing.

hiking
2 months ago

We did this trail today Oct 6. It was muddy in sections and some snow, trail is easy to follow with a well worn path. It has nice views. At top there is a picnic table and fire pit, so we bought everything we needed to roast hotdogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Snowy on the north facing slope but mostly good conditions today

on High Noon Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Had my 5 month old in a backpack carrier. Great views at the two lookout points. Definitely not kid friendly once you go down the major descent. Trail also shows on the app but there is no obvious trail.

hiking
2 months ago

At 1 1/2 hours in n out, good late day outing with just enough elevation gain to make for light workout. Well marked trail from second well site, which is shortest route.

horseback riding
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful area! All Trails directions lead us to the second (?) trail head, so we only did the last 4 km, but seeing as that is where the majority of the elevation gain was that was enough! Even the kids want to go back! 45th birthday hike!

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Very nice trail, great views and the flowers were nice. The descent into the forest and the scenery change was very nice as well. It was a little overgrown and the final scramble to the top was a little rough but the view at the top was worth.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

This trail appears to be mainly frequented by cows and horses. There was a lot of mud, some wet and squishy, some a little drier. I would advise that hikers stay off the “Macabee” section... it was the worst. It was so muddy and really slowed us down. The top opens up to a nice clearing with some benches and a picnic table.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Was worth the muddy path to the top. Couldn’t find the book that was apparently suppose to be there but overall it was a great hike. Just keep an eye out for red signage. I saw some cows that were passing through the trail, along with crickets and butterflies. Was a beautiful hike even tho there were some steep areas to the top.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Didn’t do the loop around the hill in the valley. Did a bit of a cross country amble/hike back to the starting point.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

You MUST wade the river to get to the start of the trail! No bridges. No good place to jump across on the rocks that we could find. Trail is used heavily by horses so not in great shape for hikers. Spent most of the time pushing through the brush on the sides of the trial trying to find dry spots to go through. Very wet and muddy. Beautiful valley about 1/2 way along (I recommend hiking to top of grassy slope in the valley for the view, and then turning around and going back, not much to see past this point). No look outs or views otherwise anywhere. No view point at the ending. Moderate hike in the forest along a muddy wet trail. Grazing lease, so a lot of cows and cow stuff. But it’s nice that it is heavily grazed, grass is nice and short. Very quiet and peaceful, almost no other people on the trial (we saw one group of 5 and that was it). Not a lot of slope challenges, not a ton of up and down, just a little bit in and out of a few creeks. Bring spare dry shoes for when you are done! We took our two dogs, and we did enjoy this one, but happy to get into dry shoes at the end.

hiking
muddy
off trail
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike some very nice views , trailhead starts where you see a sign that say’s no motorized vehicles beyond this point , you can park right by the sign. When you get to half way point take path to the right . You will see a small sign that says 1.2 K To Mesa Grind , once you get to the next fork in the trail , you will see another sign that says Mesa Grind 800 meters to summit. Trail only had a few muddy spots good overall .

hiking
off trail
over grown
3 months ago

Windy Point Trail is aptly named. In cold weather I’ll make sure to bring a toque to cover my ears. :) This is a great short hike and reminds me of the Grouse Grind in Vancouver. Lots of work to get to the view worthy peak. **we accidentally went off trail and took the exposed slope up and then followed the AllTrail recommended semi forested & grassy trail down. The trail down (AllTrails) is overgrown and unclear through prairie grass - we had to find our own path.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Awesome hike and a bit of a challenge for sure. The start is easy with just a couple climbs. Pay attention to the small red signs along the path, both on the way to the summit and back down I took the wrong trail, the one that goes toward Mesa campground, so had to turn back don't make that mistake. Last 1km is the toughest with a steeper climb to the summit compared to the other smaller climbs. Make sure you sign the book tahts right as you come into the summit. Overall great and a good workout.

hiking
muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Awesome trail!! Some parts could be more well marked. Some pretty deep mud in a few parts.

hiking
blowdown
4 months ago

Nice short steep hike. Close to town.

hiking
bugs
scramble
snow
4 months ago

I’ve done this trail 4 times over the past couple of years in varying conditions. It’s a good half-day hike for 2 to 3 hours total, including a few breaks. Take a picnic for the top and don’t forget to sign the guest book hidden under a large fur tree and rocks. There is mud after rains, and expect snow near the top in late April/May.

hiking
4 months ago

Went there today to do this hike but couldn't find it! I saw the camp ground but did not see any signage or visible parking lot. Some directions would be appreciated.

Nice walk through the woods

on Mount McNab

hiking
4 months ago

Road beyond the campground is closed down to the day use area. No bridge crossing, but river was only knee deep and manageable. Trail is only discernible about 10% of the time, so make sure you have map/navigation and route finding skills. Good weather, no spectacular views by any means, but a good change from the usual and we had the trail to ourselves.

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Muddy about 75% of the way and the latter half of the trail is overgrown but some lovely views and excellent wildflowers! We had some trouble finding the trail head, park on the side of the road just past the turn off by the bridge and head up about 100m to where there is a clearing and some dirt bike tracks. trail starts through there.

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