Elbow Falls Loop

EASY 54 reviews

Elbow Falls Loop is a 1.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
48 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

I wouldn’t call it a hike really. Apparently there was more to it before the flood. Still quite pretty but not much in the way of trails. You just go for the view

11 days ago

Easy hike for the family new to hiking. Pretty falls and lovely in the fall when the leaves are changing. The only downside is the area was heavily damaged from the 2013 flood and changed the look. The falls were effected but still lovely.

walking
18 days ago

It’s a nice easy trail. Nothing special but it’s a great getaway from the city.

26 days ago

Very busy. Nice views.. nice for a quick walk out side of calgary

walking
1 month ago

Although the scenery was pretty, it was so busy, it was hard to enjoy. I spent 15 minutes with my dog to take some pictures. If I had a family, it would be a perfect outing as the loop is short and lots of places along the river to have lunch.

nature trips
2 months ago

well cared for (clean and close to Calgary), easy to walk and access. The falls are small but still pretty. Easy for dogs on leash.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a good time with a friend and her 2 year old, and my puppy. SUPER easy though, easier than I thought it would be. Pathways are well kept.

hiking
2 months ago

short walk but beautiful falls

hiking
2 months ago

Good time to enjoy the weather and the river.

2 months ago

Really good with little kids!

walking
4 months ago

Short walk. Falls are ok.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun walkabout b4 Xmas dinner

walking
11 months ago

Nice walk.

walking
11 months ago

Nice walk. If you have kids with you, you can hang out in the trees. Pitch a hammock, bring bubbles, chalk, outside toys etc. It's a great place to just chill. Throw rocks in the river. Have them play tag in the trees or hide and go seek.

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Beautiful tranquility. Very relaxing and calming

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nice spot to hangout for some sun and skip some rocks, a little crowded at the beginning. If you climb down to the water there is a little nook or cave that it seems people have a campfire and drink?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

So sad to see the devastation from the flooding...makes you appreciate the power of Mother Nature, still a great quick hike, lots to explore.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Not bad, nice but it isn't good for hiking

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

I have done this twice. Once at about mid-morning, the second just after sunrise. The second time was far easier to enjoy as there wasn't a single other person anywhere nearby.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Pretty easy

walking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lovely walk! Not strenuous by any means but pretty!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Random trip to the mountains never disappoint. Twas a nice walk.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Just a stroll. Falls are pretty. Kids have fun running up the path leading to the falls and throwing rocks in the water down below.

walking
Thursday, March 12, 2015

This is a nice little stop if you're going elsewhere, I wouldn't drive out here specifically just to see Elbow Falls though. The whole walk is about 15 minutes.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A nice stroll

walking
Sunday, April 01, 2012

A great walk, but this is no hike. A short guided loop, paved with signs that tell you all about the area. Beautiful views in the short walk though. The first pic I put up is the East view, the second is the West view. To the west is the paved area with picnic tables and fireplaces, looks like a great family place with washroom and allowed dogs on their leashes. a 5 star walk and picnic area, but again not a hike. Went in at 9:00 AM No one there, on our way out at 12:00 crazy traffic was heading in, so I beat the rush I guess.

walking
Friday, March 23, 2012

Walked this loop and a little more wondering past the closed road towards beaver flat on March 19th. Great first outing for spring. Most of the trials were clear, some light snow and a few sparse ice patches. All in all nice little walk. The loop itself is very easy we ventured on our own after we completed loop and there were more trying areas along the trail we discovered, still only moderate in difficulty. Also the Falls look gorgeous year round recommend this place to all!

hiking
11 days ago

17 days ago

scenic driving
19 days ago

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