Brown Lowery Provincial Park Perimeter Loop

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Brown Lowery Provincial Park Perimeter Loop is a 6.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Foothills No. 31, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.6 km Elevation Gain: 229 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

historic site

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icy
snow
13 days ago

We visited with our 2 Siberian Huskies on Jan 5, 2020 - A Sunday. The parking lot was full when we arrived in the afternoon (probably about 10 vehicles). The roads leading here are mostly paved and plowed, so they’re accessible to most - dependant on weather. The single track trails are packed down well, so there’s currently no need for snowshoes. We took the outside trail that loops, and brings you to the lookout. Not the most scenic hike, but it was nice and quiet. There are multiple trails you can take to shorten the distance, if you don’t want to do the full loop. The trails are all well marked and there are maps at every junction. The trail was VERY slippery in the sections that were exposed to the sun, so use caution. I slipped and fell multiple times. There are quite a few trees down on the trails, we had to crawl under a few, and jump over others. We saw a few deer and some grouse. It was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Great hike today, we’ll packed trails. Some ice but easy to get around. On a couple of people about.

Beautiful day for a snowshoe hike

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blowdown
muddy
snow
3 months ago

The two of us were the only people there today. Blue sky Alberta day. We walked the perimeter trail clockwise. It was the only only loop with a defined trail in the snow. East side trail was only about six sets of boot prints in 8” of snow all the way around to the lookout. None of the central trails were defined and the walking paths were buried throughout. The west side trail from the lookout to the parking lot was a mix of ice, snow and mud but down to the ground. Maybe 6-8 trees need cut that are fallen across the trail. View from the lookout was grand like usual but the bench does need Alberta Parks or one of us regular-users to replace the broken seat. Couple 2x6 or 2x8s and 8 ½”bolts ought to do it. Plus some tools.

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muddy
3 months ago

Did perimeter loop. Not many others on the trail. Quite muddy in sections and slippery roots. Very peaceful, quiet hike. The fall colors and light were really beautiful. Incredible view at lookout point.

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muddy
4 months ago

great trail for a quick little hike with the kiddos!!

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muddy
4 months ago

It had rained the night before so the trail was a bit muddy in places but overall not too bad. I went early in the morning and didn't see anyone else there. I saw a deer on the trail and a couple of birds but not much as far as wild life goes. There were lots of cool mushrooms though.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Lots of options and distances. Great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world.

hiking
5 months ago

Jaw dropping view at the eagle view and dog friendly. Loved it!

A little muddy, but nothing runners can’t handle. Lots of big tracks. Something lives there. Perfect for kids and pets.

hiking
5 months ago

We did the full loop. It was close to 10K. It was inclined for two parts of the trails. I think there are a total of 8 trails you can do. We had time and did them all. The last part “red willow” wasn’t anything spectacular. The rest was reasonably nice. There are A LOT of wild flowers in bloom on the “look out” loop. Super tall and lots of shades of purpled. I’ve gone, experienced it but probably wouldn’t go again the view wasn’t anything spectacular. It is rather well trafficked so don’t go expecting to be alone.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful! Scenic forest trail. Rated easy however some very steep inclines/declines and I would rate as moderate. We took the longest loop so not sure if that makes a difference. We found it to be a great work out. Will definitely do again.

hiking
5 months ago

Great loop through beautiful forest with lots of alternate paths that you could take making it a hike you could do again and again without ever doing the same thing twice. Very close to Calgary, not too difficult (a few steep parts) and nice views of the foothills with the mountains in the background. Lots of butterflies and birds to watch. Will definitely do again.

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bugs
5 months ago

Really nice trail through the forest, with some far distance views of the city and the mountains.

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
5 months ago

Nice hike overall. Lots of muddy patches and fallen trees in the path, which made it a bit more challenging for my three-year-old. Some fairly steep and long inclines. Lots of beautiful flowers. Saw a deer walking not far off to the side that didn't seem at all bothered by us. Passed several other hikes, but not overpopulated and we were alone most of the time. Only real concern is that the trees seem to be in rough shape and quite a few were falling during our time there. So keep watch.

The steeper sections had us spread out a bit so some of our party who were out of shape could catch their breaths. However, the more gradual and downhill sections more than made up for it. The view the lookout was "awesome" according to my kids (6 & 8).

hiking
5 months ago

Fun family hike. We had two children aged 9 and 11 and it was an easy trail with lots of flowers and butterflies! Lots of trails not super overcrowded even though it was a sunny Sunday! Would definitely recommend for someone looking for an easy hike/walk.

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muddy
6 months ago

Excellent trail for bird watching as well.If anyone finds a red and black Leki Ti hiking pole please contact me. stephenboucher@shaw.ca Pole lost 11th July.

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bugs
muddy
6 months ago

Great tail beautiful views

pretty hike with lots of different loops available, we started with the wild rose path and then crossed over to the chickadee path to return back. the most challenging part was navigating the many roots, sturdy shoes helped a lot (they also helped with a the little muddy patches we came across). the wild flowers, pretty little stream and few bridges made it fun for the littles (ages 2 and 5). all in all a nice hike.

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bugs
muddy
6 months ago

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