Explore the most popular forest 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.

hiking
19 hours ago

We did see the mama bear with her 3 cubs just before the Highwood parking area, she stayed on the Ptarmigan Cirque side

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

hiking
21 hours ago

This was my first hike and we did it on a warm day in late September. Was proud we made it up in 90 minutes until a man probably in his 60’s ran up behind us at the summit and said he did it in 41 minutes!!

hiking
23 hours ago

A nice winter hike with or without crampons. Going counterclockwise gave us a nice view on the return, and there are a couple of side paths you can take up to higher ground to see a bit more. There's a big flow of ice on one part of the trail but it's easy enough to get around.

Awesome hike!! Would definitely do it again. Breathtaking views!!

Great hike

great winter trail. The snow was very packed down, ended up not needing snowshoes. Easy to find and navigate.

cross country skiing
2 days ago

We took our XC skis out February 21 and there was plenty of snow. Beautiful hike in the trees until we got to the lake where it opens up to Mountain View’s. Great trail we will come again.

Very challenging hike, but worth it! The trail isn't well marked in the initial scramble area (taking the loop counterclockwise) making it difficult to choose the best path. I'd definitely do this hike again though.

Such a rewarding hike.

Loved it. Gorgeous views. Not too strenuous but a good workout!

snowshoeing
4 days ago

Great for beginners. It was snowing when we started and it was beautiful!

all kinds of snow for skiing big cornices right now I would be careful

Sunny but a bit cold at the top with the wind.
Challenging hike because of the snow, the last 200 meters are tricky.
Clits not essential but recommended.
Awesome views as soon as you leave the forest.

snowshoeing
5 days ago

Great day for it! Lots of snow on the ground

hiking
5 days ago

Good little hike. went in Feb 2017.

Definitely make sure to bring headlamps for each member of your group.

It is difficult to find out the road to the lake due to limited sign. Recommended consult ppl before hiking, definitely worth for it. 5 stars

Great little trail system and not far from Calgary. The trails were packed down but we snowshoed anyway.

This was an amazing trail to snowshoe. We arrived at 7.45am and were the only two on the trail until the last kilometre or two. It was so peaceful. I’m not a fit person so was worried I wouldn’t manage this hike, however, I managed it well with regular breaks! It took us about 5 hours to complete (baring in mind my fitness, stopping for photos, one proper 15 minute break for tea and walking through deep snow). My legs were killer by the end!

A lot of it was pathed for us by previous snowshoers, however, the path suddenly stopped and we ended up fending for ourselves for a while and took a couple of wrong turns. Thankfully the app helped us get back on track. The full thing ended up taking us 13km!

The sites were insanely beautiful. Particularly at sunrise. Ending at the river was a treat and a nice way to finish. Will definitely be back in the summer!

Side note - the camping parking lot was closed. We ended up ditching the car by the gate and this seemed to be ok as when we returned there were 6-7 cars there too.

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