Glenmore Reservoir Trail

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Glenmore Reservoir Trail is a 15.4 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Calgary, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
279 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

walking
5 days ago

A very picturesque, easy and short trail.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful trail and views.

trail running
1 month ago

Great inner city escape with nice views. I like to run there with my dogs (on-leash) as the path is wide enough. I typically avoid afternoon weekends as it can get busy.

1 month ago

Love walking this . Very easy and great escape in the city. Do this in summer and in fall when You see all the leaves turn colours.

1 month ago

Nice paths to follow through the trees. A nice little escape from the hustle and bustle.

walking
2 months ago

Great walk, bike, scoot, rollerskate, etc. Plenty of paved and offshoot bike/hike trails. Busy pathways for a variety of users. Great for all abilities and age levels, do what you can do. Lovely views of the reservoir.

road biking
2 months ago

Great for a quick bike ride near my house. It can be beautiful in some places. The trick is to avoid the crowds (sunny Sunday afternoons for example); go early or later in the day.

walking
2 months ago

Love this walk. I’ve done it 3 times twice in summer and once in fall. The best is in the fall is beautiful with all the leaves changing colours. Highly recommend.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Went looking to Mountain Bike, trails looked great for hiking but you’re better off going somewhere else for mountain biking. The short area for riding was pretty hard to find, a lot of bush.

trail running
2 months ago

Nice views

trail running
2 months ago

Nicely paved and maintained trail. Easiest to run the loop clockwise! Took me approximately 80min to run.

3 months ago

Honestly don’t walk it unless you’re prepared and it’s early in the day. The walk is very leisurely but is extremely long, expect around 4-5hrs to complete the walk. Gorgeous scenery.

road biking
3 months ago

can complete in under an 1.5 hours on bike. I happen to live by this trail and love the far west end in weasel head. if you go off the paved road there is some great hidden gems and you don't even feel like you're in the city at some points. Once back on the paved trails it's a fairly busy area.

road biking
3 months ago

Beautiful view, right on the water, and super close to home... doesn’t get much better.

3 months ago

great for kids! calming views. bring a bike, it's a large area and you'll want to see everything .

3 months ago

I completed this trail on a weekday and I am glad I did as portions of this walk were quite busy with bikes, runners and walkers. The trail is a good length with some slight challenge for beginners-those wanting to challenge themselves with a distance hike as opposed to elevation.

hiking
4 months ago

I did the whole trail by walking.

It is beautiful but quite long.

Next time, I will get the bike an sunscreen!

walking
4 months ago

Great place to take the kids for a walk or bike. Paved and once away from Main roads it's gorgeous. Good for inner city escape

hiking
4 months ago

I walk about 5 hours. total is 18.5km.

trail running
5 months ago

Glenmore Reservoir provides a great loop pathway- perfect for those mid-to-longer half-marathon training runs. Given it's all on pavement, I wouldn't classify this path as "trail running" but that's the only running-related activity option listed by AllTrails. Love the variety of scenery and occasional hills. While not nearly as fast to run around as to cycle, running the loop cuts the time almost in half versus walking it. So if you're short on time or want a great place to train for a race, Glenmore is it.

5 months ago

Faire le tour complet avec un enfant de 7 ans ça prend 4 heures! Belle randonnée!!

hiking
5 months ago

I walked today for the first time.It is beautiful but to finish the trail you must be be prepared to wear water and a sandwich or snack cause the walk it takes around 4 hours.

I will choose next time to do it by bike.

walking
5 months ago

This is one of my favourite paths in Calgary - for some of it, you forget you're even in a city. My favourite part is through the Weaselhead area, my least favourite is along the causeway along Glenmore Trail - that brings you back to the fact you're in a city REALLY fast, with cars screaming past you at 80 to 100kmh. Thankfully once you're off that bridge and either into the neighbourhood to the west or near the hospital to the east, it settles back down. Lots of opportunities for photos, for rest breaks, even a snack at Glenmore Landing (lots of selections - McDonalds, Starbucks, Good Earth, Booster Juice to name a few) - it's a good 3-4 hour journey. It is definitely a busy path with bikers, runners and walkers, but it's worth the journey.
I am looking forward to when the dam deck is open to extend the walk - but that's a couple of years away!
It's a beautiful day for a walk, so off I go!

walking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

Pretty!

hiking
Monday, September 25, 2017

really easy nice view for sun set

mountain biking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Was a good trail, the view at the top of the hill once you pass over weasel head conservation is lovely. Plenty of place to sit and rest. Have biked it twice now and canoed the reservoir in the same day!

road biking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

my favourite morning ride

road biking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A good loop to ride although it can become very congested during the day so pick your time wisely if you hope to do a quick lap. 1 good hill in either direction to get the heart pumping but beyond that it is mostly flat. Make sure you have a bell on your bike to notify the other walkers, runners and bikers if you plan to do a lot of passing.

walking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nice ~3 hour easy walk on the pavement above the shoreline around the reservoir. One can also walk along the water as well. We took a "refreshment" detour to McDonald's at Glenmore Landings - something to keep in mind.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nice trail around the lake

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