Explore the best no dogs 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!

hiking
17 hours ago

backpacking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

Nice views, and amazing if you are willing to climb to the very top of the mountain.

2 days ago

Another great trail, close to home and so pretty!

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike. We hiked this May 28, 2017 and the trail was still completely covered in snow. The first 30 minutes were dry and then all of a sudden you hit knee deep snow. We did not have snow shoes but the hike was still doable. We just put our feet in other peoples steps (if you don't do this, you will wall through and be deep in the snow).

The hike was beautiful and the view from the top is very nice. We were not able to make the loop due to the snow and instead came down the same way we went up. The hike would be easy if there was not snow on the trail.

The total hike with snow too us 4 Hours round trip.

Make sure you bring snowshoes! I went there with hiking boots (end of May) and I had to turn around because I couldnt walk in the snow. I would do it again, but in summer.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

We hiked the fescue loop today. Saw quite a few mule deer, bugs and birds. Bathroom stops along the way which was nice. A pretty easy 5km through the Alberta grasslands (although you're basically walking through a cut path surrounded constantly by cow poop). A few little steep parts but nothing too challenging.

on Bald Hills Trail Loop

2 months ago

July 2, 2016

backpacking
4 months ago

Great hike !
I started from the Marmot road. I camped to Amethyst campground and the spot was awesome in the morning and at the sunset. I proposed to end with the Astoria valley because of the section in front of Old Horn Mountain... It's rather boring at this point if you go up !
The negative about this trail is the Portal campground section. They are many flies and mud.

hiking
7 months ago

If you do go to Maligne Lake it is definitely must do hike. It has absolutely everything you could ask for. You start the hike from the Maligne lake trail head (It is very well signed) and start a steady climb to the first viewpoint where towards the end it does get fairly steep until it levels out. The views of Maligne Lake and the Hall of the Gods are absolutely magnificent, and we just wished there was a bit more sun on the day we hiked. You can finish the hike here and loop back to Maligne Lake and we will rate that hike as moderate due to the length and steepness for the last km or so. However if your fitness levels allow, we would absolutely recommend pushing on to the Bald Hills summit that will add a couple of kms to the hike. It is very steep (see photos) for a few 100 metres but the 360 views of the Canadian Rockies you get at the top are just so worth the effort. Proper footwear and warm clothing a must. We did this in early october and we had snow showers on the summit. A bucket list hike!!

trail was snowy and icy towards the top.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing to see my girls' first "on top of the world" moment. Beautiful trail up and rewarding views at the lookout. Make sure to take the trail to the apex (rock shelter) for the full extent of the wind off the glacier. Fun little hike that was not too difficult.

hiking
8 months ago