Big Hill Springs Trail

EASY 158 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
68 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
2 days 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
11 days 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.

1 month ago

Great short hike. Beautiful scenery and peaceful.

walking
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike to do with kids!

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

everyone was friendly. dogs loved it

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

beautiful trail walk

walking
3 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
3 months ago

3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Great way hike just outside Calgary. Great for dogs.

4 months ago

Beautiful. Wonderful for families.

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