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The Best Hiking Trails in Alberta (Canada)

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  • Johnston Canyon Hike

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    near Massive, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    5.18mi
    Elevation +
    1047f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo ofJohnston Canyon Hike Photo ofJohnston Canyon Hike Photo ofJohnston Canyon Hike

    Very recommended and refreshing. The trail is in very good condition. Lots of families at the start, but gets very quiet as you move up. Access and parking: Moose Meadows parking lot on the Bow Valley Parkway 1.4 km west...

  • Stanley Falls Trail

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    near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    1.04mi
    Elevation +
    381f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofStanley Falls Trail Photo ofStanley Falls Trail Photo ofStanley Falls Trail

    An easy and very beautiful 3km out and back hike along the north side of Beauty Creek at the NE base of Tangle Ridge. The trail provides overhead views of no less than seven waterfalls before reaching Stanley Falls.

  • near Banff, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    7.39mi
    Elevation +
    2310f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofAlberta - Banff National Park - Sulfur Mountain Photo ofAlberta - Banff National Park - Sulfur Mountain Photo ofAlberta - Banff National Park - Sulfur Mountain

    ''The Sulphur Mountain trail is a moderate hike that switchbacks its way to the summit ridge. With jaw-dropping views of the Bow Valley, hikers can continue along a one-kilometre (0.6-mile) interpretive boardwalk to the ...

  • near Lake Louise, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    8.83mi
    Elevation +
    3209f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofLake Louise - Lake Agnes, Big Beehive, and Devil’s Thumb Photo ofLake Louise - Lake Agnes, Big Beehive, and Devil’s Thumb Photo ofLake Louise - Lake Agnes, Big Beehive, and Devil’s Thumb

    This is a three-part hike! Starting at Lake Louise, you will wrap around the right side of the lake on the very well marked path, following signs for the ‘Lake Agnes Teahouse’. This section of the trail is very busy and ...

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  • Sulphur skyline

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    near Miette Hotsprings, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    5.85mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofSulphur skyline Photo ofSulphur skyline Photo ofSulphur skyline

    Awesome views from the top!!! The trail is a bit hard in terms of slope, but good terrain (in some places there was still a bit of snow and mud, but I guess in summer should be perfect). The first part along forrest,so n...

  • Lost Horse Creek

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    near Waterton, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    0.39mi
    Elevation +
    177f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofLost Horse Creek Photo ofLost Horse Creek Photo ofLost Horse Creek

    Lost Horse Creek is like a smaller version of Red Rock Canyon; not as deep and narrow but with plenty of red rocks. Water pouring down Mt. Dungarvan carves its way through sedimentary red rock before emptying into Blakis...

  • Carthew-Alderson Trail

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    near Waterton, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    12.20mi
    Elevation +
    3002f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofCarthew-Alderson Trail Photo ofCarthew-Alderson Trail Photo ofCarthew-Alderson Trail

    The Akamina Parkway parallels Cameron Creek from Cameron Lake to Cameron Falls, however a much more challenging scenic route is by hiking Carthew-Alderson Trail. This 20km one-way trek is best done from lake to falls; le...

  • Barrier lake - Prairie View Trail

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    near Kananaskis, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    6.23mi
    Elevation +
    2746f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofBarrier lake - Prairie View Trail Photo ofBarrier lake - Prairie View Trail Photo ofBarrier lake - Prairie View Trail

    Easy hike uphill all the way. The last 10 min is steep and requires a bit of scrambling. But easy overall. Even just before the last 10 min, there is a view point that you will be rewarded greatly. You can either have a ...

  • Valley of the 5 lakes trail

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    near Henry House, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    5.52mi
    Elevation +
    492f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofValley of the 5 lakes trail Photo ofValley of the 5 lakes trail Photo ofValley of the 5 lakes trail

    Hiking trail through the Valley of the 5 lakes, including the +/- 1 hour hike around 1st lake. Amazing views!

  • Ruby Creek Trail Blaze

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    near Waterton, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    1.49mi
    Elevation +
    617f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofRuby Creek Trail Blaze Photo ofRuby Creek Trail Blaze Photo ofRuby Creek Trail Blaze

    Ruby Creek has many hidden waterfalls including a massive cliff plunge around 1km upstream from Blakiston Creek confluence. A challenging trek away from those massive crowds at Waterton Lakes main attractions.

  • Edith Cavell Meadows Trail

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    near Wynd, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    6.03mi
    Elevation +
    2513f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofEdith Cavell Meadows Trail Photo ofEdith Cavell Meadows Trail Photo ofEdith Cavell Meadows Trail

    The trail starts at the parking lot located at the end of Cavell Road. We hiked up to Cavell Medows. During the hike you have a good view of the Angel and Ghost Glaciers. A part of glacier collapsed on 2012. The views ar...

  • Jasper NP, Glacier lake trail

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    near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    10.93mi
    Elevation +
    1476f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofJasper NP, Glacier lake trail Photo ofJasper NP, Glacier lake trail Photo ofJasper NP, Glacier lake trail

    Snow-free early in the season, this rolling wooded trail takes you to a picturesque lake set below the peaks seen by early European explorers. After 3 km from the parking lot is a very nice viewpoint to Glacier river....

  • Tent Ridge Loop

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    near Kovach, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    5.99mi
    Elevation +
    2602f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofTent Ridge Loop Photo ofTent Ridge Loop Photo ofTent Ridge Loop

    Year-round destination for hikers, scramblers, skiers and snowshoers. It can be done as a loop and the best look for views is to go clockwise. There are three high points, with the highest being in the middle loop, the s...

  • near Bragg Creek, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    11.40mi
    Elevation +
    3327f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofElbow Falls - Prairie Mountain - White Budda Photo ofElbow Falls - Prairie Mountain - White Budda Photo ofElbow Falls - Prairie Mountain - White Budda

    The loop hike to Prairie Mountain summit and White Buddha top, starting from Elbow Falls, is a popular and rewarding adventure that takes you through the stunning Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada. The trail starts fro...

  • Lakeshore (Upper Waterton Lake)

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    near Waterton, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    9.12mi
    Elevation +
    1568f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofLakeshore (Upper Waterton Lake) Photo ofLakeshore (Upper Waterton Lake) Photo ofLakeshore (Upper Waterton Lake)

    This 14km out and back hike follows the western shore of Upper Waterton Lake to Boundary Bay at the International Border. At this point I carried on in the US 0.5km south to Boundary Creek to view a number of wonderful w...

  • Yarrow Creek Trail

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    near Pecten, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    8.22mi
    Elevation +
    1453f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofYarrow Creek Trail Photo ofYarrow Creek Trail Photo ofYarrow Creek Trail

    Yarrow Creek Trail is a waterfall enthusiasts dream; a 13km out and back trek with dozens of waterfalls along the way. Listen for the sound of waterfalls as you hike then make your way a short distance to the creek for a...

  • Kananaskis - Tent Ridge Horseshoe

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    near Kovach, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    6.81mi
    Elevation +
    2411f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofKananaskis - Tent Ridge Horseshoe Photo ofKananaskis - Tent Ridge Horseshoe Photo ofKananaskis - Tent Ridge Horseshoe

    Trailhead: Shark Lake Trailhead. **Note: in winter this is considered backcountry, avalanche risk** You can do the loop either direction. I prefer to do the loop clockwise, as that way the scramble is on the way up ra...

  • near Henry House, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    5.11mi
    Elevation +
    407f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofAlberta - Jasper National Parc - Valley of The Five Lakes Photo ofAlberta - Jasper National Parc - Valley of The Five Lakes Photo ofAlberta - Jasper National Parc - Valley of The Five Lakes

    The Valley of the Five Lakes hike offers Beautiful Clear Lakes with Unique Shades of Jade and Blue. You will find the Valley of the Five Lakes hike simply along the Icefields Parkway, just under 9km south of the traff...

  • near Eldon, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1778f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofAlberta - Kootenay National Park - Stanley Glacier Trail Photo ofAlberta - Kootenay National Park - Stanley Glacier Trail Photo ofAlberta - Kootenay National Park - Stanley Glacier Trail

    The Stanley Glacier hike in beautiful Kootenay National Park is a true delight. The trail goes from burnt forest with mesmerizing wildflowers, to alpine meadow, to the amazing Stanley Glacier. This gentle climb has it al...

  • Lake Louise mountain hike

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    near Lake Louise, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    8.69mi
    Elevation +
    2149f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofLake Louise mountain hike Photo ofLake Louise mountain hike Photo ofLake Louise mountain hike

    Very Nice hike in the mountains next to Lake Louise: 1. Lake Louise 2. Mirror lake 3. Little Beehive 4. Lake Agnes 5. Big Beehive Beautiful views, at some parts the trail can be steep and/or muddy.

  • Rowe Lakes Trail

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    near Waterton, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    4.33mi
    Elevation +
    1955f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofRowe Lakes Trail Photo ofRowe Lakes Trail Photo ofRowe Lakes Trail

    This 14km out and back hike follows Rowe Creek along a valley between Mount Rowe and Mount Lineham. Some choose to just visit Lower Rowe Lake at the 3km mark, while others continue uphill along a number of switchbacks to...

  • Coal Creek Trail

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    near Kew, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    4.48mi
    Elevation +
    600f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofCoal Creek Trail Photo ofCoal Creek Trail Photo ofCoal Creek Trail

    Coal Creek runs east out of Kananaskis Country passing through Bluerock Wildland before emptying into Sheep River. Since the trail runs up Coal Creek you must first cross Sheep River to get to the trailhead. Access is se...

  • Table Mountain Trail

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    near Beaver Mines, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    7.04mi
    Elevation +
    2943f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofTable Mountain Trail Photo ofTable Mountain Trail Photo ofTable Mountain Trail

    This challenging trek involves 3km at a 20% grade to reach the mountain plateau then another 2km of lesser grade to Table Mountain’s true summit. Check out the entire plateau as it offers many scenic vantage points and b...

  • Mt Lipsett and NW Lipsett

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    near Kew, Alberta (Canada)
    Distance
    9.78mi
    Elevation +
    2720f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofMt Lipsett and NW Lipsett Photo ofMt Lipsett and NW Lipsett Photo ofMt Lipsett and NW Lipsett

    The first part is the standard trail. It is well maintained and easy, with a few muddy sections lower down. The trail appears to stop before the last steep section but travel is easy along the ridge. This "official" trai...

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