Big Hill Springs Trail

EASY 212 reviews

Big Hill Springs Trail is a 1 mile 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
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

Not really a hike. Nice place for a little stroll with the kids if you have any I guess. Busy if you come around noon and on weekends. **Bring the big spray!** Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice little trail. Very busy by the water on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail for young kids. Was easy for them and had a great time playing in the falls

nature trips
15 days ago

nice easy walk for kids and pets

17 days ago

Very cute waterfalls and great opportunity for photos. There are several little paths as well as a main one with benches along the way. I usually spend about an hour to an hour and a half here.
I recommend visiting.

walking
20 days ago

I love this place! The little waterfalls are beautiful! It’s a nice place to get your heart beating a little bit because there are small inclines. We took a little break at the end and had a picnic by the river!

27 days ago

Awesome trail for my 4 and 6 year old

1 month ago

Short and simple family hike, in a beautiful area! We like to picnic down by the creek once we’ve finished our hike. There are three picnic tables.

Fun, easy hike. a little long for the 2 year old we had with us, but she did walk about 2/3 of the way!

1 month ago

Great family hiking spot. Lots of photo opportunities.

1 month ago

Very crowded but a good family and dog walking trail.

1 month ago

Lovely little trail

hiking
1 month ago

Super crowded near the parking lot and the first waterfall - but keep going and soon you’ll be all by yourself - if you’re looking for the photo op. There are lots of great places to take pictures, water falls, on top of rocks, good views of the valley and mountains - if your looking for hiking - this is a short trail it took about a little over an hour to complete with a 5 year old leading the charge, good little starter trail or for young kids, but little re-hike value as even the side trails are only a few feet away from the main trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice short loop. Very crowded near the parking lot but it thins out pretty quickly after the first big hill. Lovely for kids and families.

1 month ago

It’s a great trail with little ones

1 month ago

Great for kids. Pretty crowded.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months 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
2 months ago

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

walking
2 months 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
3 months 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.

3 months ago

Great little hike for after work

hiking
4 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.

5 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
7 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
7 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.

8 months ago

Great short hike. Beautiful scenery and peaceful.

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