Explore the best mountain biking 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
16 hours ago

What an absolutely fantastic hike. The weather was perfect, and aside from 2 other couples, we were the only people we saw for almost 4 hours. The hike was moderate, but offered many wonderful views and a vast assortment of wildlife, game trails and tracks, and flowers and foliage. Although the signage is plentiful at the head of the trail, you have to keep your wits about you when venturing to the Deer Ridge 'summit', as we were turned around a few times, turning the 6 km hike into a 7.5 km hike lol. All in all we honestly couldn't have asked for a better place to find some peace outside of the busy city. We'll be back for sure.

A very good hike to do in about 4 hrs top to bottom. Took us about 2.5 to climb, and another 1.5 to descend. This is a very steep incline and is not for the lazy ones. You will work all the way up. I logged 8.8km and about 700m elevation gain. Be sure to wear good boots because the gravel parts of this trail, especially near the peak, are very loose and easy to slip on. Hiking poles are a good idea. Bring plenty of water.

Perfect weather, very hot and hardly any wind at the peak on Sunday June 25th! Was very busy heavy with hikers! Took my tiny 9 pound dog and she made it all the way to the top! Although I had to help her a tiny tiny bit with the very top as the rocky/scramble-ish area was tough for her! Overall so beautiful and a great challenge for a new adventurer!

Family friendly hike. Close to town. One of my favourites

tough hike up but worth it. best to do early before it get a busy. real windy up top.

trail running
1 day ago

a bit muddy at the back and missed trail split on plains section but very beautiful.

Nice trail, not too busy. I don't think many people do the full thing so it's only about the first couple km or so thy seem more trafficked. I can't stress enough WATERPROOF BOOTS, doesn't seem that bad at first but as soon as you're coming out of that first stretch of meadow it's very wet. Other parts in the forest very wet and muddy too.

Trail is kind of boring until you get close to the summit. It's basically 9km of uphill hiking through an abandoned fire road in the woods. You are rewarded with a beautiful view once you reach the top though, just make sure to take the trail past Signal campsite and keep going to reach the summit since it isn't marked.

Great hike if you are in Banff. The trail was surprisingly steep the first 1/3 of the hike. Nice views along the way and at the summit.