Fullerton Loop Trail

MODERATE 186 reviews

Fullerton Loop Trail is a 6.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
239 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

3 days ago

A nice quick loop that can be done in 2 hours or less and close to Calgary. There is a view point and the trail is doable in the winter and shoulder season if you have micro spikes or snow shoes. Very popular area

hiking
8 days ago

Some icy spots, some muddy spots, some dry spots. Overall enjoyable hike with intervals between steep and level trail. Took 2 hours to casually stroll and stop to enjoy views.

trail running
19 days ago

April 4
Snow packed trails are in good condition. Short muddy sections are getting a little greasy/slippery.

hiking
30 days ago

March 25/18
• We didn't power through this, lunch included it only took us 2HRS
• We went counterclockwise, which we would do that way again as the incline is a little more gradual and you get the views on the way back
• Still plenty of snow, a little icy but completely doable with winter boots

30 days ago

Hiked this trail today with my 11mo in a back pack.
Wore good hiking boots and had poles because I anticipated some icy spots (which there were but nothing too concerning). There has been some fresh snow lately so that provided good grip.
Happy Hiking

1 month ago

Easy, and pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike to do. Snow is packed for almost the entire way except the highest part where the wind blows and created some drifting.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice winter hike with or without crampons. Going counterclockwise gave us a nice view on the return, and there are a couple of side paths you can take up to higher ground to see a bit more. There's a big flow of ice on one part of the trail but it's easy enough to get around.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great day for it! Lots of snow on the ground

2 months ago

Great views a
on the return

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice trail, with nice views of the Elbow river valley. Trail was a bit icy today; but, not a real problem with ice cleats. Will definitely check it out again during the summer hiking season. Would also be a nice snowshoeing trail once the snow returns.

hiking
3 months ago

was going to snowshoe but the trail is pretty packed down. We went up the hill to the ridge and it was super icy due to the melting and freezing so bring spikes. super easy trail and done it on 2.5 hrs. perfect for when you have a limited amount of time (plus it was a really short drive from Shawnessy in Calgary

hiking
3 months ago

Short hike, great work out due to long hill. Nice way to spend few hours away from the city. Can get very busy. Defiantly need spikes on the ridge.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great trail, would recommend for anyone looking for something fun to do for a couple hours. I suggest taking the right entrance of the loop to come around, rewards your efforts with some
Fantastic views and a nice descent downwards rather than the steep climb right off the top. Snow was pretty packed down for snowshoes but was still nicer than using hikers for us. Would make a great trail run in the summer!

hiking
4 months ago

Completed this hike yesterday and there is still a ton of snow. Unfortunately we didn’t snowshoe, but the views were breathtaking nonetheless. Near the end of the hike there were two moose that could be seen down the way, but were gone (thankfully) once we ended the trail. It is rated as moderate, but is a perfectly easy trail if you don’t mind the odd moderate part or two.

Parking was a bit sketchy, but should be better now that a day has gone by. We got there around 10:10AM on a weekday and had the entire trail to ourselves!

4 months ago

Dec 17,2017
Headed out for an 11 am start. Start of the trail is REALLY icy. Recommend ice grippers on your shoes if you are doing this hike. The backside of the Loop is in great condition.

5 months ago

No problem finding the trail. Nice and easy lots of families and dogs

hiking
6 months ago

A nice easy trail. Going right at the fork (counterclockwise loop) is easier, as the elevation gain is more spread out over the distance. This trail would be a good intro trail for trail running.

4 stars as it was quite wide and in good shape. A portion of the trail is shared with mountain bikers, so be aware of that. The views are nothing special.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike close to the city. If you turn left at the bottom junction you face nearly all of the elevation gain immediately in one steep attempt for about 20 minutes. If you continue to the right of the junction you will incur the elevation gradually over the hike with a few small steep pockets. We did the loop in 1 hour and 40 min with two 5 min breaks with the pooch.

hiking
6 months ago

Good satisfying short hike easy to access from the city. Went up the steep side first, worked up a sweat going up for a nice stroll back down with the pooch

hiking
7 months ago

We saved the best (views) for last so we turned right at the bottom junction.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice climb, at the Y I'd go left and tackle the steep section first. Would totally do it again.

7 months ago

New washrooms parking is on the north side of 22 now and it was a good burn! We were 4 mom's with littles on our backs and we all enjoyed ourselves.

8 months ago

Moderate intensity, great for trail running. No washroom in parking lot currently, looks under construction so may be in place soon. Good amount of people on the trail. Spots for picnics and look outs.

8 months ago

There was no bathroom available in the parking lot due to the trail flooding damage, It has been under construction and it looked like it was ready to use soon. We went up counter clockwise and it was very rewarding. We saw squirrels, cows and a deer. 2 hours from parking lot including a short break.

hiking
8 months ago

Great little hike for when you're just getting into, have dogs or kids with you or want to get out for a hike but still feeling a little lazy and don't want to push super hard.

8 months ago

Easy hike with a great view of you can make it up the loose rock at the top

8 months ago

Nice trail lots of views, take the left side up first then the mountain view is always ahead of your hike, good steady climb up. Took about 2.5 hours at a steady pase from the parking lot.
Nice family hike with the dog.

8 months ago

Beautiful view. A slow steady grind up to the top. So many cows.

hiking
9 months ago

was a nice little hike. couple good view points and lots of cows walking so watch out for the poop.

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