Sulphur Springs/Riverview Loop

MODERATE 19 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.

10 km
359 m

dogs on leash




nature trips


trail running







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).

27 days ago

This was an amazing trail to snowshoe. We arrived at 7.45am and were the only two on the trail until the last kilometre or two. It was so peaceful. I’m not a fit person so was worried I wouldn’t manage this hike, however, I managed it well with regular breaks! It took us about 5 hours to complete (baring in mind my fitness, stopping for photos, one proper 15 minute break for tea and walking through deep snow). My legs were killer by the end!

A lot of it was pathed for us by previous snowshoers, however, the path suddenly stopped and we ended up fending for ourselves for a while and took a couple of wrong turns. Thankfully the app helped us get back on track. The full thing ended up taking us 13km!

The sites were insanely beautiful. Particularly at sunrise. Ending at the river was a treat and a nice way to finish. Will definitely be back in the summer!

Side note - the camping parking lot was closed. We ended up ditching the car by the gate and this seemed to be ok as when we returned there were 6-7 cars there too.

2 months ago

Took the snowshoes made the east end of Sulphur a bit easier to walk. Beauty day Jan 15

3 months ago

Dec 10/17. Beautiful views of mountains and river. Glad we had micro spikes. Easy to follow trail however gets a little confusing at the end down by the river. we ended up tromping through the campground to get back to our car.

4 months ago

Great views up near Moose Mountain Road, and down through the Riverview Trail. Hiked this loop Nov 14/17 - snow was packed down enough on the trail that you don’t need spikes or snowshoes.

6 months 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.

8 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!

8 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.

9 months ago

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

10 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.

10 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.

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