Looking for a great trail near Elkford, British Columbia? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Provincial Park or Crowsnest Provincial Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Elkford ranging from 5.3 to 11.2 miles and from 4,397 to 8,182 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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Elkford, British Columbia Map
1 month ago

3 months ago

what a hike ! its truly one for the books but you will need balls of steel to go all the way up lost of shale of the last 2/300 yards

on Mount Wapiti

3 months ago

The trial was dry and friendly for me today. The views are amazing and the 2 goats welcomed me on top The avalanche shoot is steeper than one would assume. Bring hiking poles

Great trail to take a family and the dog on. Fairly traveled and very well maintained. Make sure to look at the board before you start as the trail continues on to two lakes, but the distance is not stated on the trail sign.

4 months ago

Pleasantly surprised by this hike/nature walk. Would consider this easy instead of moderate. Began by going to Lily lake then Lost lake, then made our way to the falls. Would recommend doing the entire loop. I found it quite remarkable how the landscape from the lakes changed so drastically once you get to the canyon and falls. Took us 3 hours to do the loop with a good amount of picture taking.

over grown
private property
4 months ago

Did the whole loop to the falls and both Lost and Lily lakes. Parts of the trail were really great, clear, well marked. Other parts were over grown or went straight through clear-cut swaths of land. Saw 2 loons in Lost lake. As stated in another review, more of a nature walk than a hike.

4 months ago

When I went, there was a lot of mud because it rained, due to that fact in began to be very slippery. I recommend proper footwear because the trail is a bit hard to follow and there is scramble.

4 months ago

Nicely groomed trail, great for any family. Stop for a picnic at the falls there's a number of picnic tables. On the way back we took lily lake loop and were greeted by a friendly bear who proceeded to run away like his life depended on it.

4 months ago

Good nature walk more than a hike. Definitely not moderate very easy. I went in very rainy conditions and found the trail to be in very good shape. spots that had water pooled where never deep enough you couldn't walk through or go around. The falls are pretty cool, just too bad cliff face doesnt allow really good close up pics. but all in all worth the drive from Nanton. Check out my Instagram page @Thebackcountrycamper thanks

5 months ago

It was an okay outing. Went up to Grizzly Peak (Barefoot on the way up and some of the way back). Both draws I traveled were pretty steep (30-40 degrees in places) but easy to ascend/descend. The trail going up was pretty easy to see without the orange ribbons tied off to tree branches. The weather was decent and visibility was good (I was able to see Crowsnest Mountain, a bit of The Seven Sisters, Allison Peak, Hosmer, The Three Sisters, and several others I can’t remember the names of...). Take lots of water if it’s warm, there’s no streams on the way up. There’s a greedy and fearless ground squirrel at the cairn with the trail register.

Nice trail...easy going and dog friendly

5 months ago

Amazing views...well worth the hike! Definitely tough and a bit scary for those of us who are afraid of heights!

We sure enjoyed this lesser visited trail. Amazing views. We started at the Fording River Trailhead. Then headed to Lost Lake, Lily Lake and lastly Josephine Falls. Total distance was 9.8 km. We never saw another soul on the hike. We picked up several geocaches also.

11 months ago

Did it in late Dec. Good until you get past the falls. Trail was lost in the snow, poorly marked and we eventually got off course and ended up bushwhacking the way back. Still, beautiful views and very secluded. Wildlife tracks everywhere.

Tue Sep 11 2018

A grind to get there but incredible view at the top. Not to be confused with Wapiti Ski Hill, tower 9. Continue around the back of the mountain & then up (approx 4 hrs from parking lot to peak)

Tue Aug 07 2018

A fair chunk of the trail has been washed out and a few river crossings are required if you don’t start on the far west side. A new trail is forming in the grass which does lead to quite the decent view at the falls!

Views all round once you make it up the peak, this hike is mostly flat with moderate elevation, trail is difficult to follow, had to bushwhack most of the second half of the loop

Tue Jul 24 2018

I have done this twice now. It can be very windy in the afternoons

Fri Jul 06 2018

Drew Chauder, this hike is to the peak of the mountain, not just the ski hill.

Sat Jun 23 2018

Ya no shit cole thanks for the tip. Iv skied this peak from the top the mountain not the ski hill. 3 times this winter and hiked it 5 already this summer definitely wouldn’t rate it as hard more moderate great for training to crush 11,000 footer. Amazing views tho.

Good hike and bike combo. The views to the east are incredible as well to west to the Rockies.

Just did the more direct route to Sentinel Peak (right side of the route) by bike / hike. 3 hours u, 2 hours back. Definitely doing it again next year.

Sat Jul 08 2017

This is a gorgeous trail, logging has caused some ground deterioration and swampland as you approach the trail-head which results in the need for some creative and careful stepping but that doesn't detract from it.

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