My Recommended Alberta Hiking Trails

The weather is perfect for enjoying nature while spending time with friends and family, or getting some solo time away from the hustle of life!  Here are some of my favorite trails with options for entry level to advanced hikers.  Enjoy!


Heart Creek Trail


Heart Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8.  It features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/heart-creek-trail?u=i




Yamnuska Trail


Yamnuska Ridge and CMC Valley Trail is an 8.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from June until October.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/yamnuska-ridge-cmc-valley-trail




Goat Creek Trail


Goat Creek Trail is a 37.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta and it features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/goat-creek-trail




Strange Brew Trail



Strange Brew is a 9.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rocky View County, Alberta that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/strange-brew--2




Prairie Mountain Trail


Prairie Mountain Trail is a 6.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/prairie-mountain-trail



Troll Falls Trail


Troll Falls is a 3.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Improvement that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and snowshoeing and is best used from March until November.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/troll-falls



Crypt Lake


Crypt Lake Trail is a 19.6 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Improvement District No. 4, Alberta that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/crypt-lake-trail-loop






   

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