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

Gorgeous hike with a selection of trails to take, very nice view from the lookout point bi just with the signs on the trail we marked with “ you are here” dots.

A great trail with awesome views that last quite a while. Just when you think your done going up hill it just keeps going! There were beautiful wild flowers while we were descending. The trail is very narrow for the majority of the hike so wear good shoes as you constantly have to watch your step.

7 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike thought it was a good representation of what I thought moderate was. there is a picnic table at the top with a beautiful view.

This is a great hike summer or winter or midnight! You can start at the west or east location and you are on top under 1 hour. Fantastic views and great at night when you can see Calgary’s lights.

I went on August holiday. it was sunny day, but the trail has lots of shade. It is very nice and easy loop for beginner. we walked slowly around shorter route, and took 2 hours total.

This was one of my favourite hikes I’ve been on! I went with a group of friends and we all really enjoyed it! I’d do this hike every weekend if I could! 10/10 would recommend!!

This was a nice hike. Pretty close to Calgary, but feels worlds away. Trail is mostly good, easy to find. Slightly muddy and slippery in spots but totally manageable. A couple of really steep spots. Moderately trafficked.

Nice hike with a beautiful Lookoff. Well marked and maintained. Moderate traffic. Good hike if you haven’t been out in a while and want to see how you’ll do.

Such a beautiful hike! Not too difficult which was perfect on such a hot day. Loved seeing all the butterflies and flowers. Looking forward to doing this one again in a few weeks!

It was a nice trail on a hot day. I think we went around the wrong way as we saw the viewpoint first and hat would have been a better conclusion than a prelude.

The foliage is very tall, a bit harder to manage for my 5 year old but the hike is easy.

Nice forest trail that is quite dense at times. Easy hike with a toddler in a pack with one prolonged incline. I quite enjoyed having a picnic at the lookout. Very nice trail.

nice view at the lookout!

26 days ago

Firearms and target practicing in Kanaskis is on the great decline because of enacted bylaws that dictate 1 km from road ways and 1 km from PRAs (campgrounds) Report all violations to conservation.

More people need to visit this place, amazing variety of terrain in a small area. Also an amazing view of Calgary and the mountains from the lookout

1 month ago

This hike is easy and short. It took us one hour to reach the top of this hill from the Mesa Butte Equestrian centre, but the views were surprisingly nice. It is a calm area and you are treated to rolling foothills for miles in all directions. There is a picnic table and fire pit in a forested area at the top, perfect for the whole family to spend an evening together.

One of Alberta’s best kept secrets.

Absolutely stunning views of the foothills! Did this hike with 4 children 8-10 and our dog. We will have to go back to complete all the trails in this beautiful park. We had a blast, felt like we were in Vancouver and the wildlife was amazing. Saw many butterflies, deer, flowers, creeks, abandoned cabins, (my kids favorite) and breath taking scenery. We will be back!

horseback riding
1 month ago

This is a fantastic trail. We typically use horses, but would be great on foot as well. There are a couple of creek/river crossings so be prepared for wet feet depending how high the water level is. Not great for young kids with a hill climb right out of the campground, but preteen+ would be fine and you wouldn’t have to carry them. Caution crossing the meadow during weekdays as we have seen people siting in large guns down the powering clearing. Weekends seem to be fine.

Lots of beautiful wildflowers and singing birds. Nice forest walk.
Bug spray necessary.

I would say this hike is worth the views! Lots of wild flowers, butterflies and birds. We spotted some deer and came across a black bear about 20m off the trail- no problems. It is not an easy hike- definitely a lot of elevation gain- but enjoyable half a day. The loop took my bestie, two dogs and myself 3.5 hours to complete with a stop for lunch. Trail is getting worn in spots and there are lots of exposed roots and rocks- so wear appropriate footwear!

2 months ago

This is a great easy trail that connects Mesa Butte and Northfork campgrounds. Adding part of 9999 (four nines) trail creates a great loop. This trail has a history that goes back decades. Great wild flowers, views and in late summer awesome raspberries!

Nice and quiet

2 months ago

Great hike with the kids they loved it bring bug spray for sure lots of mosquitos beautiful wild flowers loved the trail with all the little bridges

2 months ago

Nice hike but ensure you bring bug repellent! In some areas the mosquitos were so dense it sounded as if we were near a bees nest.

Amazing scenery from the viewpoint. There is a few different cut throughs so can make your hike as long or short as you like.

This was a wonderful spring hike with the whole family. 4 Boys age 3-11. There is some nice elevation gain at the beginning for some nice views, but nothing too strenuous. Stopped for lunch half way. No real difficulty and total moving time was about 2 hours.

This was a lovely trail clear of all snow. A few wet spots. The perimeter route my gps marked as 8km. Well maintained. The dog loved it.

Did this one a month ago.
Really nice hike with dog.

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