Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

A forested Trail in the City is a gem. Enjoyable up and down trail for cardio. Some slippery/icy spots to watch out for, nothing too serious.

walking
7 days ago

Pretty walk - great for morning strolls or jogs!

22 days ago

This is a great area in Calgary. Lots of trail ribboning and it’s easy to lose your way if unfamiliar with the terrain. If you’re walking your dogs off-leash be careful of coyotes and deer. One will attack your pup and the other will make your dog chase it until it’s lost. Both scenarios have happened to me. My 2 Samoyeds were attacked by 4 coyotes- unsuccessfully. And I lost another for 4 hours when he bolted after a deer in the off leash area. This despite excellent training and recall. You never can tell. In any event we still love this area but remain vigilant when walking our “boys”.
Views are spectacular on clear days. No two visits are the same. Do yourself a favour and check it out. Don’t be a trail-pig. Pack out what you take in and pick up after your pet.

walking
27 days ago

Nice trails but if you are visiting and don’t know the area, have the map ready.

walking
1 month ago

Great walk but do not try and follow this trail as it’s difficult to follow. Just use points of reference for reference, the mountains, and the airport and you’ll have a great hike.

road biking
1 month ago

Awesome !! took a very beautiful bike along the Bow.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice escape from the city, in the city.
Wagon/stroller friendly.
Will definitely be back.

A very picturesque, easy and short trail.

1 month ago

One of the best parks in the city. Hiking, biking, jogging, x-country skiing, snow shoeing is all possible at times. Notice the contrast and see the prairies as they were before tree planting and city developments. When reaching the higher elevations, fantastic views of downtown and the Rockies are rewards for the well worth efford. Closer to the ground, colourful flowers and shrubs offer up scents that draws one in, to a more intimate experience.
On a warm, late summer day, lay in the tall grass and listen to the wind play a synphony over it, that will occupy a space in your most favorite sound collection. Insects and birds will add their solo virtuosities and make the sky even bluer than it already is.
However, on colder days, the wind won't be as gentle and caressing. It's sound turns into a heavy metal concert and you better be equipped for it. Whether jogging at -30C, biking at +30C or just being there, alive, I've never regretted a second of it.
For those who say they couldn't get maps to work on their app, I say, you missed the moment and haven't yet learned to take a deeeep breath. Try it again, without distracting technology.

Beautiful trail and views.

back tracked a bit trying to keep on the trail, may have been a gps issue w the app. a nice inner city walk, saw a few deer

on Berkley Loop

hiking
2 months ago

An excellent inner city hike that offers a quick escape to nature. This hike takes you to northern most section of Nose Hill Park which, in my opinion, offers the greatest opportunity to observe the wildlife within the park. The short hike takes you into two forested areas where it is common to see hawks, deer and coyotes in their natural habitat. You may even be lucky enough to see a porcupine.

Also on this hike you will find many species of plants including parry oat grass, prairie crocus, golden bean, bedstraw and sage.

It's recommend you bring water on your hike as well there is a bench on the trail that can be used to sit and rest, have a snack or just enjoy the view.

Please note: This section of the park is outside of the off-lease section of the park and officials ask that everyone abids by this rule and utilize the large off-leash area provided when needed.

Nice trail. Just went in fall and the colors are beautiful. something Didferent than what u would usually expect. Feels like Banff :)

2 months ago

great walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful!

trail running
2 months ago

Great inner city escape with nice views. I like to run there with my dogs (on-leash) as the path is wide enough. I typically avoid afternoon weekends as it can get busy.

Beautiful hike within city.

Love walking this . Very easy and great escape in the city. Do this in summer and in fall when You see all the leaves turn colours.

3 months ago

Nice paths to follow through the trees. A nice little escape from the hustle and bustle.

3 months ago

Love this place. Smack dab in the city, but feels worlds away. Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and usually not too busy :)

Always somethibg interesting to see.

walking
3 months ago

Great walk, bike, scoot, rollerskate, etc. Plenty of paved and offshoot bike/hike trails. Busy pathways for a variety of users. Great for all abilities and age levels, do what you can do. Lovely views of the reservoir.

road biking
3 months ago

Great for a quick bike ride near my house. It can be beautiful in some places. The trick is to avoid the crowds (sunny Sunday afternoons for example); go early or later in the day.

walking
3 months ago

Love this walk. I’ve done it 3 times twice in summer and once in fall. The best is in the fall is beautiful with all the leaves changing colours. Highly recommend.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Went looking to Mountain Bike, trails looked great for hiking but you’re better off going somewhere else for mountain biking. The short area for riding was pretty hard to find, a lot of bush.

3 months ago

Horribly laid out. Was following what I thought was the path and then checked the app and realized we were completely off the map. Used all of my data to stay on the map on the app but most of it was not a path and through tall grass. It had delightful paved and gravel paths throughout Nose Hill, but not on the 12.7 km route.

trail running
3 months ago

Nice views

walking
4 months ago

Enjoyed plants. Picked and ate some saskatoons.

Beautiful spot. Very peaceful and tranquil.

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