Explore the most popular walking 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.

Nice paths to follow through the trees. A nice little escape from the hustle and bustle.

Many alternate paths and lots to see. Beautiful!!

Love this place. Smack dab in the city, but feels worlds away. Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and usually not too busy :)

Meh, considering its built on the garbage dump, I guess it's not that bad if you dont look too close. Good place to bring the pooch for a run.

awesome hike with tons of fantastic views. got a little lost by 4km (haha)) butdn't mind one bit!

21 hours ago

The hike up to the hoodoos was straightforward and easy.... slightly underwhelming. If you continue on passed them and up to the caves, that is the real gem on this hike for sure!

Great trail! Pretty busy today with hikers and back country campers! Super dog friendly! Steady incline throughout until the end it gets a bit steeper. Super beautiful scenery and river / falls all along the way! Loved this hike!

Did it today! Very nice and easy, just walking. Enjoyed the scenery! Saw black bear really close to us.

22 hours ago

A bit of a bag drive right from the get go. Mostly forest ( which is hard to appreciate when you're sucking wind).Not very scenic until you summit. This is more of a fitness hike. I prefer scenery. I get to cross this of my bucket list, but I doubt I'll do it again anytime soon.

Scramble was tough, but definitely manageable - the rocks don’t slide as much as we thought! The view at the top is unreal.

hiking
23 hours ago

It's a decent city trail for a walk. There are several social trails that take off from the main trail and there is construction of a water treatment plant that has closed off some of the trail so navigation is a little challenging. If you're just out for a walk along the river and golf course, it's fine.

walking
1 day ago

Great views and and paths. Lots of different paths and overall very beautiful.

hiking
1 day ago

This hike has a bit of everything, easy, scenic walk in, bit of a workout to the ridge, and a little scramble to the summit. Too smokey to confirm the apparently great views! There is a good new trail from the Gorge to Surveyors Ridge. Far better route than the the one on the map, goes up to the west side of the mountain.

Pretty amazing experience, even with the severely diminished views due to the smoke. Pay close attention to which trails you take up to the summit, some get very hairy very fast. A couple who turned back ahead of me stated that they got charged by a bear, and while I didn't see anything, bear spray and a big group would be very helpful!

It’s totally worth it to go all the way to the Ink Pots. They were so beautiful and fascination, as was the nearby river. As with most trails in Banff, it pays to get there EARLY!! We were there by 7am and had the trail to ourselves and more importantly got parking. When we passed the falls on the way out are around 10:30am it was a parking lot of tourists with a line to even get on the walkway to see the upper falls. It was worse than the mall at Christmas and parking lots were completely full.

Would be great to start earlier and summit the peak behind the crash. Following the theme, we took the completely wrong trail on our first attempt! But very cool piece of history to see!

hiking
1 day ago

Did this hike Aug 2017. Growing up in the area, it was amazing to see the slide from this vantage. Be prepared for straight up! And good luck finding the trailhead!!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful, a bit of a steep climb which can be slippery coming down for a less experienced hiker.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful views! Don’t be daunted by the chain and edge walk... if you can walk on a sidewalk you can walk across the exposed edge! Bring lots of water if it’s a sunny day, as you’ll be very exposed to the sun in the valley.

hiking
1 day ago

As someone who has hiked in New Zealand, Patagonia, Peru and more, this hike was disappointing. It’s all uphill with the excitement being the lake 5 miles in. Good workout but not very rewarding.

Gotta take the difficult path for sure! Wasn’t too bad for how smoky it is! Loved it!

The trail itself was very hard to find, and we ended up going a bit too far left and climbing the mountain overlooking Highway 40 and the parking lot.. also there are lots of animal trails intersecting the main trail that may have added to the confusion. Regardless, I heard nothing but amazing things about the hike and would love to attempt this another day!

hiking
1 day ago

Easy and quick trail, crowded. Half of the hike follow power line (with the factory noise). When you actually get into the canyon it's pretty cool (and silent). You have a little fall at the end. Lot of climbing opportunity.

Beautiful walk by the river and canyon. Fantastic views! We took 7h back, which was more of an uphill hike.

Great for a quick hike thats close to Calgary. A relatively easy and gradual climb, great for begginers. 3 Hours out and back with our 5 month old pup with a decent break at the half way mark.

This is my absolute most favorite hike! Tons of scenery throughout the whole way which helps you not focus on the inclines throughout the entire way. You will not be disappointed!

Hard to find parking so get there early!

Other than the smoke, great mix of topography and great day hike. Take time to break at lake for a snack.

hiking
1 day ago

10/10 saw some nice sheep

on Marl Lake Trail

walking
1 day ago

Nice easy walk with good information borders throughout.

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