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Best trails in Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area, Alberta? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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 11 hard trails in Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area ranging from 7.9 to 24.7 miles and from 5,311 to 9,780 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Nihahi Ridge Trail
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
Nihahi Ridge Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail isShow more
#2 - Powderface Ridge Trail
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
The trail starts at the end of Highway 66 (about 40 minutes from Calgary). Do not be confused by the signed trailhead with a similar name further to the east on Highway 66. Park on the shoulder of theShow more
#3 - Forgetmenot Ridge Trail Via Wildhorse Trail
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 7 h 37 m
Forgetmenot Ridge Trail Via Wildhorse Trail is a 12.3 mile out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primariShow more
#4 - Ford Knoll Loop Trail
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Ford Knoll Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and walking. Show more
#5 - Three Trail Pass to Powderface Ridge
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Three Trail Pass to Powderface Ridge is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#6 - Nihahi Creek Canyon
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
Nihahi Creek Canyon is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#7 - Elbow Loop Trail
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 25.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Elbow Loop Trail is a 25.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#8 - Big Elbow Trail
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h 16 m
Big Elbow Trail is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#9 - Mount Romulus
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 19.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Romulus is a 19.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#10 - Mount Glasgow Ridgewalk
Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 7 h 34 m
Mount Glasgow Ridgewalk is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilShow more
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