Capilano Park Loop Trail

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Capilano Park Loop Trail is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
154 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The neighborhood around Capilano was established in the 1950's and Capilano Park was created in 1964. It is bounded on the north, north west and north east by the river valley. To the west, the neighborhood overlooks Wayne Gretzky Drive. From 50th Street, the neighborhood boundary follows a path running north east until it reaches the Gold Bar Ravine. The Gold Bar Ravine forms the neighborhood's eastern boundary. This walk takes you around almost the entire boundary of Capilano Park. As you set off from the parking lot, there is a short flat stretch before you start climbing the hill with residential housing on your left and the park and bike trails on your right. This is a paved trail and makes for a pleasant walk and is very popular with the local residents. As you reach the first summit, there are a few scattered benches and a lookout point where you can see the river valley stretching out before you including the Wayne Gretzky Bridge and downtown. Continuing upward, you will loop around the residential neighborhoods and begin to descend by the highway back into the park. Down by the bridge, you can take the fork to the left and go under the bridge and go towards Riverside Golf Course. Otherwise, go right and you enter the gravel trails that run on the hillside. There are steep elevation drops and climbs all along the walk back but you also get to see some wildlife and great river views. Once you get back on the paved trails, it is fairly uneventful until you get back to the parking lot. This is a great moderate hike with lots of elevation changes which will get your heart pumping.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

The part of the trail along the river is closed now, but the rest of the trail was nice.

11 months ago