Explore the most popular river trails in Elbow River Provincial Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fairly easy trail more steeper 10 minutes from the top (cliffs). Kinda overcast when I was there and than the thunder started. Had a drizzly rain all the way back down helped cook me off. LOL

nature trips
18 hours ago

Perfect afternoon hike at Fullerton. My calves got a great workout with the mini hill climbing on the one side of the loop and a nice gentle downward walk on the other side of loop.
lots of folks out with their dogs. clean and friendly experience with great view s.

Hiked June 20th , doable for beginners like me.Nice and shaded trail.Awesome view at the top.Took us 1hr and 30 mins to complete the loop.

It was a nice hike with the steep section on the left side & the best view point along this section also. It took me one hour and 34 minutes to complete the hike at a walking pace.

One of the best quick hikes close to Bragg Creek. Nice variety.

Nice easy hike with some nice views of the river.

Great little hike to do with kids. mine are 7yrs and 9 yrs old. nice view at the top/middle of the trail.
then we had a picnic and skipped stones across the street afterwards.

hiking
12 days ago

Love this hike, do it every year.Take the ‘stairs’ on the left heading up, its a better climb. Even saw an owl this time!

Good hike. Counter clockwise is best way to go.

Awesome family hike!

love it....long gentle up
fast steeper down

Great quick trail. Some nice views. Keep your head up for bikers!

hiking
19 days ago

Not too many people, but very nice view. Love it!

hiking
24 days ago

Good hike with a nice Riverview and a couple spots of incline for challenge.

Great hike, took the dog - first hike of the season so we were looking for something easy-moderate and this was perfect! Relatively easy to follow, great view points as well as you get right in on the river and the dog loved the icy-bath to cool her down at the tail-end.

First hike of the season. It was gorgeous, paths were fab!

Easy first of season hike with nice views that is good for trail runners.

Hiked on May 5th. seems to be an old logging road so wide and fairly hard for most of it's runn. Only 2 snow patches to speak of... one 25 feet long and easily walked around. the other was a bit longer. neither was an obdtacle. Did the route ccw and it was more gradual but left all the great views to the last quarter. Took my 10 year old and did the loop in 90 minutes without hurrying. quite busy... people every 5 minutes or so. Most were in shorts and runners making me feel overdressed!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, very clear with one or two muddy patches.

Did it with a 3 1/2 starting with the steep side.
Nice view and a nice hike. Lots off kids and families

Biggest issue with this trail was how poorly it was marked. Often got on to another path... or maybe it wasn’t even a path??.. not sure. If there were path signs/markers they were on the ground buried under over growth. I thought it was a beautiful hike, with very few other hikers which was nice. You could really hear the sounds of the forest. ... but definitely needs some marker upgrade.

Nice, quick hike, close to the city. Going counterclockwise seems to be a bit more of a workout, steady incline. Not difficult, lots of families and dogs. Moderate traffic but not too busy.

Easy trail muddy in parts but a great beginner walk with a few veiw points along the way. To make it more challenging try going up the left side first

We love it! Great family hike and good ice cream in Bragg Creek. My favourite was cherry on a waffle cone.

A great easy short hike with some lovely views! Recommend doing the loop counter clockwise so you get the best views coming down the last leg. Trail is in great shape with a couple muddy sections. May 8/18

hiking
1 month ago

May 5/2018. Beautiful sunny Sunday hike. Went counterclockwise to better enjoy the view. Path was mostly dry, bit of mud and a tiny bit of snow. Fairly busy trail but an easy hike and with stops for the view and lunch it took us 2 hours.

Pretty busy today. Lots of people, children and dogs. Some dogs were off leash and that was pretty frustrating for us. It was our first moderate hike and did it counterclockwise. The incline was spread out and doable and gets your heart going! Looking forward for the day that this is easy! After half way it is so easy and was nice!

Nice & Easy, but we should have done elbow trail first as it was slushy for the second half

hiking
1 month ago

28/04/18 We went counterclockwise as recommended in the reviews, and I wouldn't have done it any other way. The first half in the forest is covered and doesn't get a lot of sun; there is tons of ice+slush+mud right now (aka wear spikes or hiking boots). 2nd half along the ridge is dry but very steep walking down. Spectacular views!

Still have a lot of know at the Elbow trail

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