Elk Flats Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

Mon Sep 03 2018

Easy trail. Took us 25 minutes one way going at a moderate pace. We didn’t go back on the same route because we wanted to explore different trails.

hiking
Tue May 15 2018

Starting at the parking lot for the Middle Lake trail, we kept right and then took a left onto Elk Flats, did the easy loop around Many Springs Trail, then walked along the Bow River Trail to Moraine to complete the 6.3km loop in about 2.5 hours. Mostly dry conditions for this relatively easy hike!

hiking
Sat Oct 21 2017

Combined with the Bow River Trail and Moraine Trail, all together a scenic 3 hour hike. When the Elk Flats Trail ends, it emerges at a campground parking lot, just keep walking straight across the lot toward the road to start the Bow River trail.

snowshoeing
19 days ago

recorded Bow River Trail

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

recorded Middle Lake Trail

hiking
Wed May 22 2019

hiking
Tue Jun 05 2018

Sat May 06 2017

Sat May 14 2016