Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Bragg Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike. Good cardio workout. Pretty much uphill all the way. Good idea to bring poles. Excellent views at the top. Wouldn’t considerate it hard but maybe moderate.

Awesome hike, pups had a great time being able to run and explore off leash.
We went at 1PM on Monday during the long weekend and it was actually nice and only a few bikers passed by. Definitely will go again! We took Ranger Summit up and Strange Brew down.
Strange Brew was a little soggy / muddy through the grassy areas

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trails, love that my pups can be off leash!
Great hike took Ranger summit up and came back down with Strange Brew trail.
Took about 2 hours (Can take longer if you complete the full loop)

This was a great hike! My first "hard" rated hike so I can't comment on if it really deems itself as hard but compared to other hikes I have done, it was the hardest because of the steepness in some sections. It was uphill the entire way then downhill after reaching the top! Beautiful views at the top, good path as far as shade and sun goes! I would definitely do again! All ages on the trail and many dogs!

I don't know that I would rate this trail as hard but it would be much easier getting down with poles in some sections. Manageable either way though. Saw all kinds of people on the trail from babies to toddler to pregnant moms to a 70 year old man. Plenty of dogs as well. Nice and close to Elbow Falls as well which was an added bonus for me as I had never been before.

Beautiful vistas. Trail no overly well marked.

Hiked the trail CC on Sunday. Lots of horse and cow muck on the trail but has the path is wide all avoidable. Still a few wet spots that were either avoidable or that you could leap over.

Most of the hike is in the trees which makes for a nice hike when it's hot but not the most scenic hike. There are some great valley shots giving a great vista and a couple of open meadows which made the hill climbs worth grunting through.

If you're cycling there's one tree that's leaning/fallen that will skim your helmet as you come to the bottom of the hill. Stay right and you should be able to duck it with no problem. Its on a blind corner and below a another short hill so it can sneak up on you if you're going with any type of speed.

Great morning workout! Up and down in a little over 3 hours with a nice break at the top. Very steep but I found it harder on the return as I had a dog pulling me down. Saw all ages on trail and tons of dogs!

Hiked up with our 2 kidlets (3yr old and 5yr old). Very steep sections but the kids were able to do most of it. Had to carry them for a bit of the hike but the work was worth the reward at the top.

A nice chill hike. Prairie creek is the
nicer of the two. I’d suggest doing it counter clockwise.

Fun trail, haven’t hiked for a while so I found it a little more difficult than I usually would have. Would not say it’s a hard trail though, definitely moderate. Great views at the look out.

Not hard. Just steep.

Good leg workout. Wife and dog loved it

A great hike and popular hike. We did ours in 2 hours and because this was our first hike of the season, we were out of shape!
It is really steep throughout but doable!
Awesome views at the top

Nice views, definitely go up clockwise per map.

Did this trail yesterday. Parking lot is currently closed for upgrades, so you have to park on highway and walk in. Very poor signage. Have never been to this area before, we walked right past the trail head and ended up at the bridge. Crossed the river and finally found a sign and realized we walked right past the trail head for this hike. We finally found our way to the trail and once on it, it was great. Good steady incline. Because of the poor signage our 5km hike ended up being over 12...oh well

Lots of animal poop.. was ok otherwise not to hard..

The views at the top were amazing! Made it up with a group of 20 people ranging in age from 4-42. A great hike but quite steep. The trail is mostly dry. No spikes needed. What a beautiful day!

Trail is in great condition as of may 16t 2018. I brought gaitors and crampons cuz i didnt know what to expect and honestly didnt need them at all. Bring poles though, trust me they're a lifesaver

May 14.2018 Great hike. The trail is completely dry, a little to dry in some places so watch your step especially coming down easy to loose footing. if you have hiking poles I definitely recommend them. I took my 5 month border collie with me and she loved it it’s a good trail for dogs not too much exposure. Great view and nice breeze at the top.

This is a hard hike on the back side no switch backs

Trail is in great condition, no muddy sections right now. Very well known and busy hike and I think people (especially families with kids) underestimate how demanding some of the steeper sections are. I would definitely rate this trail as difficult. Took me 1hr 40mins for the uphill with lots of breaks. Views are incredible - well worth it!

I wouldn’t call this hike hard purely because it can be done in roughly 1-1.5 hours. Some steep sections as others have mentioned. Views from the top were great - mountains and some rolling hills as well as the river. Favourite part was after the tree line ends. The climb becomes less steep and the views get nicer with each step. There’s a Canadian flag at the top which was a nice feature.

trail running
10 days ago

Great day and a lot of people out for Mothers Day. Trail was completely dry and the views were spectacular in all directions. A great little challenging hike close in to Calgary/Bragg Creek area.

I liked it but it’s not ‘hard’. It’s moderate . Nice 360 views from the top. Some steep sections but still made the top in one hour . Mostly forest on the way up. Very busy trail on a nice day like today . Good, quick out and back .

I would rate this trail as "Easy" instead of Moderate. While there are a few sections of elevation gain/loss, the majority of it is relatively flat. I'm sure the open fields the trail crosses are lovely during wild flower season; however, right now it's all cow pies along with horse "droppings" on the Powderface trail. Though lacking in scenic mountain vistas, the trail does provide a good stroll through the woods.

Nice easy hike to start the year. Took us two hours with two families including 5 kids ages 2.5-7. I’d suggest taking the route counterclockwise makes the incline more gradual. Some mud still but the kids enjoyed the challenges that created.

on Alder Trail

hiking
10 days ago

A fave for a nice mini hike!

My first “hard”’ hike. Was very steep, sketchy at times, poles necessary. Wiped out a couple of times on the muddy parts. View was totally worth it. Took me 1:45 to get to the top taking plenty of breaks.

Kind of confusing getting to the trail head, but basically there are a few different ways up, initially very steep.

First time doing the and it was also my first summit. It’s definitely a tough hike, with some fairly steep sections. There’s some relief in the middle section of the hike with a kilometer and a half being a gradual incline. The views get great about halfway through, and from the top they are incredible!

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