Elk Flats Trail is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 km
55 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



2 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Combined with the Bow River Trail and Moraine Trail, all together a scenic 3 hour hike with hills and loose rocks toward the end. 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.

5 months ago

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Saturday, May 14, 2016