Sulphur Springs/Riverview Loop

MODERATE 11 reviews

Sulphur Springs/Riverview Loop is a 10.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bragg Creek, 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
10 km
ELEVATION GAIN
466 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

Popular loop combining Sulphur Springs and Riverview Trails (along with bits of Elbow Valley Trail and Paddy's Flat Interpretive). Park at Paddy's Flat day-use lot and cross to the signed trailhead on the N side of the highway. Follow the path up the slope about 100 yards to the T-junction with the Elbow Valley Trail. Head NE on Elbow Valley for half-a-mile to the start of the Sulphur Springs trail (sign with map). You will follow Sulphur Springs Trail for the next 4 km until you reach the high point shortly after crossing Moose Mountain Road. After enjoying the views west to Prairie Mountain and Nihahi Ridge you'll begin the less strenuous descending portion of the loop. About 2/3rds down the hill you'll reach a junction with Elbow Valley trail (again). This is where Sulphur Springs Trail officially ends and, on the south side of the intersection, Riverview trail begins. You'll continue down through trees for another 800m before crossing to the S-side of the highway. The trail then continues along the escarpment of the Elbow River providing pleasing views into the surprisingly deep gorges below. Trail continues above the river until you arrive a Paddy's Flat campground where you can choose to either follow roads to the parking area (quickest) or stay along the river on the Interpretive Trail for a bit longer (more interesting).

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18 days ago

Need better signs, try to read the map while in intersection (take pictures at entrance, some signs are broken). Overall pretty good hike for all ages.

2 months ago

Not great for hikers. This is really a mountain bike trail. Not well marked and a hard path to find. I thought it was lovely but it's very narrow and when bikes are coming toward you, you have to move into the brush. I wouldn't hike this one again. And I wouldn't bike it either because that's not my thing but it seemed to be quite popular as there were a ton of bikers out there!

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2 months ago

Gorgeous trails with lots of different views : mountains, river, wild flowers. Trail get close to road in some areas, hearing car from far. Crossing the highway makes it a tad sketchy but doesn't impact the experience too much. Overall a 10k with mix of flat and steep elevation. Our retriever, Lola, had a good time too.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Beautiful! Came across a giant moose and lots of deer. Enjoyed this hike

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Trails are not marked well.
We ended up starting at Station flats because Patty's flat Campground did not have parking for say use.

We went on Sunday, May 6.
Light snow and muddy but saw lots of wild life.
Owl. Coyote. Elk.

4 months ago

Nice and close to the city, lots of ups and downs. A pretty decent view from the top. We went on a Saturday in April and we only saw 3 other groups of people on the whole trail, that part was nice as our dog likes to be off leash.

5 months ago