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

Good for off leash hiking with your dogs and quite long.

Peaceful path, lovely river views and a great way to see some nature inside the city. Ran into very few other people - but may have to chalk that up taking a mid afternoon hike on a weekday.

Nice simple walk, as long as you make sure you’re taking the right path. The second 5k ends up being mostly neighbourhood walk, but you see a lot of beautiful houses.

hot, nice way to get a workout in!

The side along Emily Murphy Park is nice. The north side is just a walking path, it’s nice but loud. Groat road bridge is also under going construction right now, still walkable though.

On Sunday. May 8, 2018 while walking the previously marked pedestrian only dirt trail between Whitemud Park and Belgravia off-leash dog park, I was theatened with the words "if I have to go back to the beginning of this trail to view a sign that supposedly says no horses, no bikes, peds only; that will be the time that they will be dragging your body out of the river". Yes folks, I was threatened with death by the leader of an ~10 large pack of cyclists, most of which heard the threat but would not acknowledge hearing it. Now I understand that parts of that dirt trail are supposed to be off limits to all due to soil erosion and instability but I know for a fact that 10 days previous to today, there were two signs at the NE start of that trail that showed no horses, no bikes, pedestrians only. However, those signs no longer exist as it appears someone took some boltcutters to the no bikes, peds only sign and now the "killer" cyclists have laid claim to that entire dirt trail as they consider it unmarked and unmonitored. C'mon Christians of this city, back me up on this and have the city replace the removed sign and affix a sign stating properly, whom or what is or are allowed to use said dirt trail or at least admit that the city does not give a rat's ass to the safety of those of us elderly walkers who also have rights without having to fear "our bodies floating" in the North Saskatchewan River courtesy of rogue cyclists. Sorry about my language but this just happened to myself, my wife and our dog an hour ago!!

paved trail, prefer dirt and a ton of bikes.

Did this loop with my 2 small kids (1 and 3yrs) and a double stroller. Great easy loop with little sight seeing peakaboo trails. The first km is paved, rest is packed gravel that was easily managed pushing a heavy stroller for part of the way.
Only criticism is the lack of signage at the end of the paved trail; YOU NEEDTO TURN RIGHT on what looks like a gravel alleyway or backroad. Also no washrooms along the way just FYI

Nice walk not busy.

Great walk easy and not busy!!

Nice trail for the beginners.

Easy to wail, beautiful river and DT view if you walk to the university side.

Nice walk by the river ,beautiful bridge , natural site ...

did this trail as part of a 5 k fun run not bad roads are paved.

An easy hike anyone can do. The view from the bridge is wonderful!

Great trail nice for the dogs to go for a swim as well

Great work out on a hot day!

Great weekend trail

Great trail, can be confusing with other intersections but this app helped. Had a great day out starting our conditioning for future hikes. Good for families, dogs, kids, bikes, etc

Good hiking trail for family with kids

Near heavy traffic on the north side of the river and the south side of the river was covered in ice and snow. Trail won't be clear until mid May/early June.

The access to stairs was excellent!

Great trail! I like how it loops around back to where you start. You can get so close to the river, it’s a very scenic and easy walk!

It’s a nice trail! The majority of the trail was not actually a paved road/trail so it wasn’t as enjoyable going on just a snow path, it made it icier than normal and harder to walk but beautiful scenery!

Awesome trail! Definitely will enjoy it more often

Very woody for the first half and the river isn't always visible coming back. Still, a pleasant walk.

walking
8 months ago

lovely walk--though take your sunglasses!

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