Big Hill Springs Trail

EASY 182 reviews

Big Hill Springs Trail is a 1.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rocky View No 44, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
70 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

9 hours ago

Great for kids. Pretty crowded.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail starts across from the washrooms, at the picnic tables. It follows the creek up a series of waterfalls, the around through woods. Some nice views, wildflowers, and we spotted a spruce grouse, after hearing it 'drumming' in the trees. Lots of smaller kids enjoying the ponds and waterfalls. Not many climbed the hill to complete the loop, so we were on our own.
There are a few side trails, one of which heads uphill on the north side and gives good views of the valley and creek as well as a glimpse of mountains. It was a hot day, and mosquitoes were biting.

hiking
8 days ago

Neat little trail that's pretty easy to do and great for kids. Very busy day when we went as a bus load showed up as we did.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice scenery. Lots of little falls and water. Very short. Completed in July of 2017.

hiking
17 days ago

Gorgeous springs and scenery. Very short (took me 35 min) a little elevation gain which may be more difficult for beginners/kids/elderly. Lots of areas to picnic and have kids play in the water. heavily trafficked trails, always a busy place. Washrooms in the parking lot.
- April 28th was a little icy/muddy in some areas on the tail.

22 days ago

Nice little trail. Did not expect all those little waterfalls to be hidden so close to home. A bit icy on the tail end of the trail still.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful waterfalls but can be very busy on a nice day.

walking
24 days ago

We were here recently with 2 little kids age 4 and 1.5. The trail was still a bit snowy and muddy.

There is a big steep hill that we passed on as it looked to hard for the kids. But we loved checking out the stream, seeing pussy willows and bird nests.

hiking
1 month ago

a little difficult with snow on the ground, but still fun fir the kiddos and beautiful. also, unless we missed it, we couldn't find the loop and had to turn around on the 3rd or 4th bridge. also, to note, there is no telus mobile service. we will definitely go back and try again.

1 month ago

Great little hike for after work

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful little hike, especially with the frozen waterfalls. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful winter ❄ day. Will check it out again in the summer ☀ to see the creek and waterfalls in their unfrozen state.

4 months ago

Great for its proximity to home. So easy to get out there for a few loops and some fresh air anytime of year!

walking
5 months ago

If you have very small children (baby wearing) - 5 years old this is a marvellous little hike. There are fun bridges to cross, waterfalls to see, little teepees made out of hundreds of branches hikers have put up, rock climbing up neat rocky boulders (my son calls it the moon and we walk like spacemen). It’s not too long or challenging and there’s a nice area to have a picnic in the summer(bring blankets to sit on)

walking
5 months ago

Not as great as I expected, pictures online make it look like there is more falls and a bigger area but there wasn’t much. Nothing too exciting but still nice.

6 months ago

Great short hike. Beautiful scenery and peaceful.

walking
6 months ago

super busy (too busy) on a nice day in summer. beautiful creek and water falls and close to Calgary

7 months ago

BUSY!!! Beautiful hike great for families, not a relaxing hike due to the high volume of people.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike to do with kids!

hiking
7 months ago

A cute and easy hike along side the springs. Lots of bugs during the summer so don't forget the bug spray! There are also some beautiful birds showing up every now and then throughout the hike.

7 months ago

everyone was friendly. dogs loved it

7 months ago

This area gets very busy on the weekends. I'm fortunate to live in north Calgary so I love taking the kids up for a quick visit and fresh air on a week nights (it's not as busy). The kids love exploring the area and teepees others made ! I think this trail is great if you have young children.

7 months ago

Lots if fun. Been a few times and have taken our 4 yr old, 2.5 year old and 6 month old. I wore the baby (definitely not a stroller friendly trail) and the kids walked. Took us about an hour when we walked it and didn't stop much and about 2 when we let the kids explore and took pictures etc. Really beautiful. Busy on weekends but still worth it.

8 months ago

Don't expect the "sanctity of nature" here. The word that comes to mind is "infested". WAY too many people here. Nice trail, close to home for a quick drive and walk. maybe a family pic-nic but the landscape is heavily damaged from overuse. If Parks Alberta has any sense, they will begin to close and rehabilitate portions of this beautiful area on a rotating basis.

8 months ago

beautiful trail walk

walking
8 months ago

Very short but nice. Good for young families. If you are in NW Calgary it's close. Spend an hour walking have a nice picnic.

walking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Pretty short and a lot of people. But it's close to nw Calgary and is a nice walk/hike on some well maintained trails.

hiking
8 months ago

We really enjoyed the beautiful scenery on this small, easy hike. It was the perfect easy trail to get out for a couple hours and enjoy the outdoors.

hiking
9 months ago

Good hike. Most of the value is in the first fifteen minutes. Very low effort, but too many people.

9 months ago

love the water and the springs...totally went the wrong way but it was worth it either was. TONS of people.

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