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

Beautiful spot, tons of different playgrounds, and the neatest part was watching the CP rail trains go by! The river is beautiful and the trail is really well maintained. Great for kids!

trail running
11 days ago

Glenmore Reservoir provides a great loop pathway- perfect for those mid-to-longer half-marathon training runs. Given it's all on pavement, I wouldn't classify this path as "trail running" but that's the only running-related activity option listed by AllTrails. Love the variety of scenery and occasional hills. While not nearly as fast to run around as to cycle, running the loop cuts the time almost in half versus walking it. So if you're short on time or want a great place to train for a race, Glenmore is it.

mountain biking
11 days ago

Easy even for kids as well

Beautiful area in the city and good for an easy walk. Saw deer, ducks and geese. Should be rated as easy though, not moderate.

Huge park. Lots of room for the dog to play around.

23 days ago

Huge park! I always try to pick a different entrance each time I take my dog. He loves it there. Nice city views from one side of the hill and mountain views from the other side. I prefer it when it's got more colours in the spring and summer. Small dogs seem to go missing in the tall grass a lot here so do be careful. They are often found but lots of coyotes in the area to be aware of as well.

Faire le tour complet avec un enfant de 7 ans ça prend 4 heures! Belle randonnée!!

I spent a week here I. The fall as the colors changed. There were many other areas to explore and felt close to the mountains without the distance.

I walked today for the first time.It is beautiful but to finish the trail you must be be prepared to wear water and a sandwich or snack cause the walk it takes around 4 hours.

I will choose next time to do it by bike.

walking
1 month ago

This is one of my favourite paths in Calgary - for some of it, you forget you're even in a city. My favourite part is through the Weaselhead area, my least favourite is along the causeway along Glenmore Trail - that brings you back to the fact you're in a city REALLY fast, with cars screaming past you at 80 to 100kmh. Thankfully once you're off that bridge and either into the neighbourhood to the west or near the hospital to the east, it settles back down. Lots of opportunities for photos, for rest breaks, even a snack at Glenmore Landing (lots of selections - McDonalds, Starbucks, Good Earth, Booster Juice to name a few) - it's a good 3-4 hour journey. It is definitely a busy path with bikers, runners and walkers, but it's worth the journey.
I am looking forward to when the dam deck is open to extend the walk - but that's a couple of years away!
It's a beautiful day for a walk, so off I go!

1 month ago

A nice Sunday walk. Trails were snowy and slushy but coming along nicely.

1 month ago

Nice views and a good walk. Still pretty snow covered in most spots and I found the on site maps a bit hard to figure out. The loop I took was about an hour walk :)

Nice place to walk the dog.

walking
1 month ago

Great place to take your dog for an off leash walk or swim in the river.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Excellent trails for the evening weekday rides, not many places you can still hit the single track when you get off at 6PM. If you want single track and a forest like setting stay to the west end. The east end is pretty sparse.

Great little walk!

nice easy urban walk with great views of downtown and close to bars and restaurants

Saw a herd of deer...it was a nice walk.

trail running
3 months ago

beautiful.

go into the river cafe to drink a coffee.

Beautiful scenery, particularly on a sunny day after a snowfall.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Went yesterday after the snow storm mid week. The snow was deeper than usual. Good option when getting out to the mountains isn't possible. My dog loves it too.

Good photography walk. Lots of deer, beaver, and birds.

Huge amazing off leash park, totally fenced. The river is near by but there are gates to keep your dog from the water if you want to keep them dry. Always packed with dogs, but otherwise it’s my favourite park.

This place is beautiful when the leaves are changing and all through the spring months. There are more trails that you can branch off on and feel deep in nature without having to drive far

walking
6 months ago

great off leash park here.

walking
6 months ago

nice for park and walking trail in town

walking
6 months ago

good with very young children. kinda boring otherwise...maybe a guide would help make it more interesting

7 months ago

What a great place. From the blvd, it looks like a hill, but from a top: it's so much more ...

walking
7 months ago

Pretty!

walking
7 months ago

Great trail in the city!

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