Alberta - Outdoor Activities

Alberta has approximately 604 trails, including 264 for mountain biking and 249 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.2 to 138 miles in length. The most popular trails are Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots, Plain of the Six Glaciers and Beehive Circuit. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Alberta was John L. who completed Rock Isle Lake via Sunshine.

  • Johnston Canyon to Ink PotsView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Moderate
    •  3 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail through Johnston Canyon may be the most popular in Banff Park. Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points ...

  • Great Divide Trail: Maligne Lake to JasperView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Jasper, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  34.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Strenuous climbing on an excellent hiking trail. Just north of Big Shovel Pass, you will admire the view across the Athabasca River Valley. ...

  • Plain of the Six GlaciersView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  3 hours
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail follows the shore of the richly-coloured waters of Lake Louise with views of the glaciated summits of Mts. Lefroy and Aberdeen. It ...

  • Big Elbow - Little Elbow LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  27.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins in the Little Elbow Campground, approximately 19.9 miles west of Bragg Creek along Highway 66 (the Elbow Falls Trail). If you ...

  • Icefields Parkway: Lake Louise to Jasper, AlbertaView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  138 miles
    •  Guide

    The Icefields Parkway, stretching 230 kilometers (138 miles) between Lake Louise and Jasper through the heart of two world-famous Rocky Mountain ...

  • Wilcox PassView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jasper, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easy day hike to a broad alpine pass with stunning views of the Columbia Icefield. The hike is located above the Columbia Icefield ...

  • Moose Mountain Fire RoadView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail lies west of Bragg Creek, Alberta. Moose Mountain Fire Road provides riders of beginner to expert ability an opportunity to ride the ...

  • Lady Macdonald TeahouseView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    THIS IS NOT the tourist trail to Lake Agnes Teahouse. This is a demanding grunt up a rough steep slope. On a hot day the slope bakes so take ...

  • Lake AgnesView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Walking  
    •  2 hours
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Next to the Lakeshore Trail, this is the most popular walk in the area, if not in Banff Park. Its main attraction is that it passes a teahouse ...

  • Moraine Lake RockpileView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Walking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The views from the Rockpile are breathtaking. The view of the lake and its backdrop are also so marvelous, that one tends to ignore the impressive ...

  • Tunnel MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Walking  
    •  Moderate
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Connoisseurs of mountain beauty have a deep affection for Tunnel Mountain. James Outram recommended this walk, commenting, “the view will never ...

  • Yarrow CanyonView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pincher Creek, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4-5 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    Yarrow Canyon-it's an exciting name that conjures up images of hidden treasures and secret places. From an inauspicious beginning on a gravel ...

  • Allenby PassView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  42.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins at the Mount Shark Trailhead, along the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail within Kananaskis Country Provincial Recreation Area. This ...

  • Yamnuska Ridge & CMC ValleyView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Exshaw, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hikes
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This extremely popular trail takes you to a superlative viewpoint on the open ridge east of Mt. John Laurie, more usually known as Yamnuska, ...

  • Burstall PassView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Kananaskis, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Burstall Pass trail takes you effortlessly into that cheerful green and white karst country above treeline. As Joe Kovach and Bill Balmer ...

  • Upper (Kananaskis) Lake CircuitView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Turner Valley, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    He was wrong, but knowing nothing better we continue to come to the heart of K Country. Who can resist circumventing a lake? Each shore is totally ...

  • Johnston CanyonView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Walking  
    •  1.25 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points for enjoying this remarkable canyon and its waterfalls. The Lower Falls ...

  • Rock Isle Lake via SunshineView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  1.5 hours
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The long trudge up the road eventually brings you to the alpine larches and open country for which Sunshine Meadows is famous. The rest of the ...

  • Sentinel PassView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of my favourite hikes in the mountains. After the first switchback the views are superb all the way to Sentinel Pass. Walter Wilcox ...

  • Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna PassView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  6 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wenkchemna Pass is a long (10.4 km, 730 m height gain), arduous hike through some of the most glorious mountain scenery anywhere. If you prefer ...

  • Boom LakeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Easy
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Boom Lake is an easy 5.1 km-long hike, with only 185 m height gain. At the eastern end of the tarn, drift logs caught on a shallow rockshelf ...

  • Cox Hill RidgeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The trailhead is within the Sibbald Creek area of Kananaskis Country. It is accessed most easily from either the Trans Canada Highway or via ...

  • Mitchell TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Elkwater, AB

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4.23 miles
    •  Guide

    Mitchell Trail lies south of Elkwater Lake and east of Ferguson Hill Road. This expert-level trail can be cycles as a point-to-point or as a ...

  • Nihahi Ridge LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    • Walking  
    •  Difficult
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A scenic but strenuous walk in its middle stages as it climbs up a rocky ridge. The views of the Front Range are something you will never forget. ...

  • Cascade AmphitheatreView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking  
    •  Difficult
    •  4 hours
    •  10.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This demanding route leads through pine forest with few viewpoints before you reach the Amphitheatre. After crossing Forty Mile Creek, you see ...

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  • Banff, AB

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  • Banff, AB

    Did not hike to the foot of the glacier, but hiked up past the viewing platform(always crowded) to a stunning view of Peyto Lake.

  • Banff, AB

    Love love love this hike!!!

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