Explore the most popular nature trips trails in William Hawrelak Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good for off leash hiking with your dogs and quite long.

On Sunday. May 8, 2018 while walking the previously marked pedestrian only dirt trail between Whitemud Park and Belgravia off-leash dog park, I was theatened with the words "if I have to go back to the beginning of this trail to view a sign that supposedly says no horses, no bikes, peds only; that will be the time that they will be dragging your body out of the river". Yes folks, I was threatened with death by the leader of an ~10 large pack of cyclists, most of which heard the threat but would not acknowledge hearing it. Now I understand that parts of that dirt trail are supposed to be off limits to all due to soil erosion and instability but I know for a fact that 10 days previous to today, there were two signs at the NE start of that trail that showed no horses, no bikes, pedestrians only. However, those signs no longer exist as it appears someone took some boltcutters to the no bikes, peds only sign and now the "killer" cyclists have laid claim to that entire dirt trail as they consider it unmarked and unmonitored. C'mon Christians of this city, back me up on this and have the city replace the removed sign and affix a sign stating properly, whom or what is or are allowed to use said dirt trail or at least admit that the city does not give a rat's ass to the safety of those of us elderly walkers who also have rights without having to fear "our bodies floating" in the North Saskatchewan River courtesy of rogue cyclists. Sorry about my language but this just happened to myself, my wife and our dog an hour ago!!

trail running
Friday, August 18, 2017

great run with gorgeous scenery, I extended an extra 2km by not turning at back into the park at the bridge.

I continued straight on the path south and ran to the stairs going up to groat road and then down the hill back into the park.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

This city hike took about an hour and a half with dependent on tow. On this particular day, there was a lot of people on the trails. The early yellow leaves were pretty but surprising to see so early. Not too many water views and lookouts. And a good portion had too much construction going on. I liked going through the different areas whether a dark forest, an open meadow, a hill with tall grass or some river side trails.

This was a fantastic trail! Well maintained, lots of friendly people and wildlife too! Will be going back again soon!!

walking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

From site 2 there is a great loop along the river that is zoned for off leash dog walking. This loop crosses an open area dog park as week. If you want to feel out of the city stay along the river.

walking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017