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

Good hike and bike combo. The views to the east are incredible as well to west to the Rockies.

Bring an extra pair of shoes to cross the creek right at the beginning!

Very easy hike with very minimal effort. A nice long walk through the woods and then at the end rewarded with beautiful falls. (keep in mind that there are two sets)
Very dog friendly as there is lots of places to stop for water and lots of shade!
I would love to do this one on a horse one day:)

Just did the more direct route to Sentinel Peak (right side of the route) by bike / hike. 3 hours u, 2 hours back. Definitely doing it again next year.

lovely short hike. beautiful scenery and came across a geocache.

Nice easy chill hike.

Just a dusting of snow on the trail today until you crest the ridge (wow, it was windy as promised!). Layer up before you head over the top. Took the "assault" route up, which was steep but definitely doable and more sheltered than a longer ridge walk. The trail got a bit muddier as the day went on, but nothing to worry about. Great views, but it was far too windy and cold to spend very long at the top. We were 3hrs door to door and about 2.5hrs "moving time".

7 months ago

Nice little workout, especially the last click to gain the ridge. A little snow on the top now. I'd be interested if anyone has descended on the South Ridge Trail to make a nice loop.

Nice easy hike to beautiful falls. Getting across the river at the beginning of the trail without getting wet is tricky - best to have an extra pair of shoes to cross the river with. Quiet trail as we did not see anyone else on the hike today.

Here September 4 2017 Road closed

A lovely short walk to a small lake which is apparently stocked with arctic grayling. Suggest a floating belly boat to cast from the middle of the lake because it looks hard to do from shore. Although a short walk, the grade is quite steep which may make it difficult for younger and older hikers. A rocky and wooded shoreline awaits you for lunch.

Easy hike along Junction Creek to a lovely waterfall. Often used by horse riders and mountain bikers, but never really busy.

8 months ago

Great challenge for beginners and fantastic for curious dogs if you know what I mean. Be sure to cross over to your the grassy side on your right once you pass the gate (thank you for the heads up reviewers). You'll spot the fire lookout from the forest, and the trail is pretty straightforward from there.

Windy at the top, expected but it also gets smokier as well with the wildfire smoke. Skies were still blue.

PS. We lost our friends driving to this location. Be sure it's Range Road 52A in LONGVIEW and not in Bragg Creek.

9 months ago

Janet is right. Don't take the logging/gravel road! If you are walking beside water you are on the wrong trail. The hike to the ridge (once we found it using this handy app) leads to stellar views on top; about 2 km casual stroll through the woods and then about 3 km of some steep terrain. Once you reach the top it is an easy walk in a meadow. Suggest take walking poles for the descent as the trail can be slippery and is steep. Go on a day with no smoke for the best views. I have inserted photos into our track if you want to see the views.

This is not much of a hike but fishing was good. Went up with my wife and 3 kids aged 6, 4 and 2 months.

Really nice hike! Starts off as pretty forest path and opens up to beautiful views getting steeper and steeper as you near the lookout. I was a bit disappointed the area around the forestry lookout cabin is fenced off but understandable. Picnic table up top for lunch with a view. Wasn't too many people on the trail so made it nice. We did take off on the wrong route initially and went several kms in the wrong direction. Do not take the gravel road! From the parking lot head up what looks like an overgrown ATV/equestrian trail and from there the trail is well marked. This app shows a loop you can do but couldn't find it nor did any of the other hikers we encountered; this is more of an in and out hike. Also about halfway before you start the steeper section the trail splits, stay to the right. Enjoy!

Easy hike that's in and out, beautiful for flowers and birds, crossing the valley is beautiful too.

10 months ago

Awesome 2km hike to the top with amazing views, great work out, pretty much ascends straight up right from the parking lot. Would like to go over to the repeater on the south side next time.

The trail trail is washed out about 4km in but was a lovely hike and there were lots of spots where you could stop and go down to the water.

nice pond for fishing, a lot of activity on the day that we went.

11 months ago

A lot of the trail is washed out at water sites.

I'm a moderate hiker so this was challenging. 3 k's 330 meter elevation uphill. but well worth the views when you get to the top.

11 months ago

Great short hike to fantastic views to the area surrounding Hailstone.
Once you get to the rock band below the fire lookout, you can go left and scramble or go right across the scree field then up through a shorter rock band. Personally I go left. This was my first SOTA (Summits On The Air - ham radio) solo activation.

11 months ago

Nice trail- not too taxing, pretty views, the creek flowing past
Bear tracks;)
Mountain sheep

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The views from the lookout are amazing as well as great scenery through the whole hike. A fun hike and would really recommend. We just finished today and we're still dealing with snow higher on the trail so only did a there and back on the trail.

Easy trail around a very pretty little lake that seems to be used primarily for fishing. Known locally as Bear Pond rather than Bear Lake. Good parking at the trail head. The road from Indian Graves ATV park to the trailhead is closed in winter.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Great day hike that can be started by 10 am and still have you back in Calgary by 4pm. There was a tone of wildflowers along the begining of the trail. Once you hit above treeline and make your way to the top there is a active fire watch tower. You are not able to go in, but there is a cement picnic table at the top for you to use. It got windy.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Was there July 14th, 2013 to "work off" the week long Calgary Stampede. The trail has suffered the same damage from the flooding that many other areas in Southern Alberta has encountered. We spoke to 4 people on horseback who turned around at the top area rest spot because of the risk from the sinkholes, however we continued on and once reaching the meadows the trail disappeared, washed away with so much silt covering any sign of the connecting trail. Reluctantly we crossed the marsh and hiked through a field before backtracking onto the same trail and returning the same route, 18KM round trip.

The Sheep River Falls are beautiful, the area along both sides of the river have some water damage but its still easily accessible.

10 days ago

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