Best Hiking in Alberta

This list represents the most popular hiking in Alberta. Use this list to plan your next Alberta hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #2 Plain of the Six Glaciers View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #3 Great Divide Trail: Maligne Lake to Jasper View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Jasper, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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. ...

  • #4 Wilcox Pass View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jasper, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #5 Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #6 Sulphur Mountain from Hot Springs View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  4 hours
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A wide, well-graded trail leads to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. It is the path that Banff weatherman Norman Sanson took weekly from 1903 to ...

  • #7 Beehive Circuit View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  4.5 hours
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Little Beehive, Lake Agnes, the Big Beehive: three of the most scenic locations at Lake Louise are included in this circuit. Ground squirrels, ...

  • #8 Lady Macdonald Teahouse View 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 ...

  • #9 Sentinel Pass View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #10 Plain-of-Six-Glaciers View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy day hike with a moderate climb just before the turn around point. Hike location starts from the Chateau at Lake Louise in Banff National ...

  • #11 Boom Lake View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #12 Healy Pass View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  5 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Despite a tedious approach through forest, during the last 2 km to Healy Pass you traverse scenic meadows, passing lakelets beneath Monarch Ramparts, ...

  • #13 Lake Annette View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The colour of Lake Annette varies from blue to aqua, depending on the time of day, and the time of year. From the lake you can take the Annette ...

  • #14 Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley View 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, ...

  • #15 Burstall Pass View 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 ...

  • #16 Hai Ling Peak (Chinaman's Peak) View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  Day hike
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Originally it was called `The Beehive'. Then in 1896, Ha Ling, a Chinese cook working in the Oskaloosa Hotel in Canmore, was bet 50 dollars he ...

  • #17 Upper (Kananaskis) Lake Circuit View 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 ...

  • #18 Cascade Amphitheatre View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  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 ...

  • #19 Cory Pass View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  5 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Cory Pass is an arduous trip through craggy peaks, highlighted by awesome views of the nearby vertical slabs of Mt. Louis. Mountain sheep frequent ...

  • #20 Peyto Glacier View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    • Hiking 
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous day hike to the toe of Peyto Glacier spilling from Waputik Icefield.