Elbow Valley Riverview Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.4 miElevation gain862 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingSnowshoeingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Provides impressive views of the gorges and rapids of the Elbow River. Can be used to make loops with either Sulphur Springs trail or a segment of the Elbow Valley Trail. Bikes are not allowed on this trail.

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Dmitriy Sutormin
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Trevor Conway
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Very nice hike!

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Darlene Olynyk
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Live this trail for hiking and snowshoeing, easy and beautiful

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Scott Thompson
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Nice enough trail, with a lookout over the elbow river as a viewpoint. This was our first hike with our 8 month old, and I’d call the hike family friendly from that perspective. We passed a few other groups on the trail, which validated the moderately travelled tag. To echo earlier comments, the trail is impassable if you start from the Imp Mine trailhead. This trail would be better if you start instead from Paddy’s flats, and turnaround where the trail meets the creek.

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Sarah Elizabeth
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No river crossing at the start of the trail as other reviewers have said - so I walked back to the highway and up and basically did the “riverview trail”, which was fantastic. Not sure how this hike could be done without a bridge.

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Kayla Zurakowski
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Pamela Bell
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Good little hike, but if you start where this tell's you to you have to cross the river and there is no bridge. Instead we walked back up the range road and along the highway to where it crossed. Great views, not too challenging, and on the way back we crossed the river to cool off. :)

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Kricket Dickerson
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Great trail! Pretty easy, went a bit further to reach the water. The dogs loved it too.

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chris .,
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Trail offers vista views at highest point and river views along the lower part overlooking bluff. Couldn't find beginning off Canyon Creek road so instead started from Paddys Flats campgrounds and hiked trail backward. Wasn't much muddy even after Saturday rains. Overall good hike offering variety along short distance.

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Davide A
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Muddy in a few sections, very little snow in the shaded areas. Didn't use crampons and was fine. I would recommend using the app if you're unfamiliar with this trail, it isn't very well marked. Decent view shortly into the trail if starting from Canyon Creek Rd. Overall great trail.

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DW S
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A warm winter has allowed the trail to be dry and accessible! Fantastic January hiking! Lunch by the river before hiking back made for a fun day for the whole family!

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Mindy A
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Watch for the trail towards the end of Riverview that allows you to descend and walk along the river bed. Hit the end of Riverview trail and decided to turn into a loop. Connected with Pneuma and then Elbow Valley Trail to connect back up. No snow, great hike.

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Peipei Wei
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Not too many people, but very nice view. Love it!

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Laura Nelsen
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At the start very poor signage ( even further up you'll need to turn south to follow the trail, trail starts south end of the parking lots. Really nice climb to start leading to ing's mine. Great views of the river once you cross the highway.

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Venkat Mantripragada
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There is no water thought but great views

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Shannon M
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4.5/5 stars! Lovely little hike. A bit steep at the beginning/end so we walked along the highway to get to the parking lot. Saw some deer and a black bear (although it was across on a far ridge). Beautiful trail, but not a lot of signs so check in as needed with your trail map!

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Mark Perrin
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Leslie Phillips
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Tim T
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Isabelle Lebreux
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Courtnei Roedel
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Rachel Cote
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Kylie Clarke
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Solita Burke
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Sara Brooks
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Cathy Wu
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Ryan Kelly
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Bailey Mclellan
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John Davidson
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