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Best bird watching trails in Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve, Alberta, Canada

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve, Alberta, Canada
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Siffleur Falls
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Easy trail. No real views until the end when you reach the gorge and falls. Worth the wait. Basically all flat apart from a few slopes.Show more
#2 - Allstones Lake Trail
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Parking is available across the highway on Abraham Lake. This trail offers 360 views of the gorgeous Canadian Rockies. Challenging hike with a steady incline. Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#3 - Two O'Clock Ridge
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
#4 - Kinglet Lake
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
#5 - Kootenay Plains Heritage Trail
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Heritage Trail is more of a casual stroll than an easy hike. But it is an amazingly educational stroll through what was once a ranch owned by Silas Barnes who attempted to raise Clydesdales in the early 1900`s and was home to a couple of outbuildings belonging to a Tom Wilson and a Stoney Cemetery including a number of graves that had been moved prior to the flooding of Abraham Lake. In the morning between May and August there are several species of bluebirds occupying bluebird houses along the highway and part of the trail, and the flowers change throughout the season. Show more
#6 - Whirlpool Ridge Loop Trail
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
#7 - Whirlpool Point West Side Trail
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 22 m
#8 - Alexander Henry's Trail
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
#9 - Flag Hill
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 24 m
#10 - Allstones Creek Trail
Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Parking is available across the highway at Abraham Lake.Show more