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Best trails in Bow Valley Provincial Park

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Looking for a great trail in Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta? AllTrails has 76 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 33 hard trails in Bow Valley Provincial Park ranging from 5 to 26.6 km and from 1,296 to 2,963 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Bow Valley Provincial Park is a mosaic of open meadows and forest. As you explore the park, you'll see examples of both mountain and prairie plants and animals.

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Top trails (76)
#1 - Grotto Canyon Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 7.1 km • Est. 1 h 46 m
This is a great hike with incredible views throughout. It's a good challenge for kids and can be busy on weekends. During the winter you may need snowshoes or crampons since the trail can get icy and Show more
#2 - Yamnuska Ridge and CMC Valley Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 8.9 km • Est. 4 h 16 m
PLEASE NOTE: This is a SCRAMBLE, not a regular hike for people of all hiking abilities. Completing this hike as a loop is not recommended for beginners. Mount Yamnuska is a near-weekly visit for rescuShow more
#3 - Jewell Pass via Prairie View Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 15.9 km • Est. 4 h 59 m
Please note: The road leading to the trailhead may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit.Show more
#4 - Lady Macdonald Teahouse Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 8.7 km • Est. 4 h 26 m
Note: Trail can be CLOSED due to bear activity. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#5 - Heart Mountain Horseshoe Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 11.7 km • Est. 4 h 40 m
NOTE: Users have reported that the direct route to the split in the trail is closed off for reclamation, so you need to follow a small loop, a bit upstream, cross two bridges then loop back around. ThShow more
#6 - Barrier Lake Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 7.7 km • Est. 2 h 27 m
Please Note: Roads and access to parking lot may close seasonally so we recommend doing some research prior to your visit. Excellent Winter Hiking Trail; Cleats recommendedShow more
#7 - Yates Mountain via Prairie View Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 11.6 km • Est. 4 h 27 m
NOTE: From April-September, the lookout is a PRIVATE residence, but the public is welcome to use the two picnic tables, the helipad, and access the views of Yam and other views facing north, east and Show more
#8 - Mount Yamnuska
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 10.6 km • Est. 4 h 51 m
Please note: Yamnuska Trail is only maintained for the first 1.0 km and requires significant route finding skills beyond. If venturing to the top of the scramble route, remember there are over 150 cliShow more
#9 - Jura Creek Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 24 m
The highlights of the creek is the narrow canyon to explore with rock formations and various cascading pools.Show more
#10 - Wind Ridge Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 12.7 km • Est. 5 h 11 m
Note: This trail is closed between Dec 1 - June 15 in the effort to protect the local wildlife: https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/bow-valley-pp/information-facilities/trail-report/Show more
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