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1,468 mi 2,362 km of trail 16 Featured Hikes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 57 Trails Intermediate Trails 59 Trails Hard Trails 42 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Southwestern Alberta - 16

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Favorite You'll pack on quite a bit of vertical in a very short time on this hike!

Cory & Edith Passes

8.1 mi 13.0 km • Loop • 3,312 ft Ascent 1009.57 m Ascent

Singletrack Banff, AB

( 9 )
Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.

Plain of Six Glaciers to Mirror Pond Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km • Loop • 2,569 ft Ascent 783.13 m Ascent

Singletrack Lake Louise, AB

( 15 )
Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house

Lake Agnes and Big Beehive

6.1 mi 9.9 km • Out and Back • 1,892 ft Ascent 576.82 m Ascent

Singletrack Lake Louise, AB

( 11 )
Favorite Jonas Pass, looking northwest.

Brazeau Loop

49.3 mi 79.3 km • Loop • 6,084 ft Ascent 1854.43 m Ascent

Singletrack Golden, BC

( 1 )
Favorite Crossing Cairnes Creek on a log bridge. Left to right, Mount Whiteaves in the distance, Mount De Margerie, and Mount Termier. Glaciers and Freshfield Icefield are behind these mountains.

Great Divide Trail (GDT)

673.7 mi 1,084.3 km • Point to Point • 103,320 ft Ascent 31492 m Ascent

Singletrack Swiftcurrent, MT

( 2 )
Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!

Northover Ridge Figure Eight

29.2 mi 47.0 km • Loop • 5,129 ft Ascent 1563.39 m Ascent

Singletrack Canmore, AB

( 2 )
Favorite Fall colours on the trail up to Floe Lake.

Rockwall

34.2 mi 55.1 km • Point to Point • 8,254 ft Ascent 2515.76 m Ascent

Singletrack Banff, AB

( 1 )
Favorite Larch meadows and creek along the trail to Healy Pass.

Healy Pass Out and Back

11.6 mi 18.6 km • Loop • 2,181 ft Ascent 664.7 m Ascent

Singletrack Banff, AB

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Trails in Southwestern Alberta - 142

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13.8 mi 22.2 km #1 Berg Lake Trail
Valemount, BC
13.8 mi 22.2 km Valemount, BC
Minor Issues
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9 days ago
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2 Snowbird Pass Route
Valemount, BC
5.8 mi 9.3 km Valemount, BC
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Around 5 snow patches to cross- soft so easy, especially as there was one set of tracks already sunken in (thx for the work!)
9 days ago
7.3 mi 11.7 km #3 Iceline Trail
Golden, BC
7.3 mi 11.7 km Golden, BC
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2.8 mi 4.5 km #4 Cory Pass
Banff, AB
2.8 mi 4.5 km Banff, AB
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1.4 mi 2.2 km #5 Paget Lookout Trail
Lake Louise, AB
1.4 mi 2.2 km Lake Louise, AB
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2.7 mi 4.4 km #6 Mumm Basin Route
Valemount, BC
2.7 mi 4.4 km Valemount, BC
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4.7 mi 7.5 km #7 David Thompson Heritage Trail
Golden, BC
4.7 mi 7.5 km Golden, BC
Unknown
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3.8 mi 6.2 km #8 Helen Lake Trail
Lake Louise, AB
3.8 mi 6.2 km Lake Louise, AB
All Clear
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Muddy - Due to recent rain but also trail conditions, it is very muddy. Expect your boots to get wet but otherwise no obstacles.
9 days ago
24.0 mi 38.6 km #9 Poboktan Pass Trail
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
24.0 mi 38.6 km Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Unknown
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #10 Hargreaves Lake Route
Valemount, BC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Valemount, BC
Unknown
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132.9 mi 213.9 km #11 Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Canmore, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km Canmore, AB
Unknown
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3.3 mi 5.3 km #12 Razor's Edge
Canmore, AB
3.3 mi 5.3 km Canmore, AB
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122.9 mi 197.7 km #13 Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper)
Golden, BC
122.9 mi 197.7 km Golden, BC
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65.2 mi 104.9 km #14 Great Divide Trail - Section F (Jasper to North Boundary Trail)
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
65.2 mi 104.9 km Jasper Park Lodge, AB
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93.7 mi 150.8 km #15 Great Divide Trail - Section A (Canada/USA Border to Coleman)
Pincher Creek, AB
93.7 mi 150.8 km Pincher Creek, AB
Unknown
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68.5 mi 110.2 km #16 Great Divide Trail - Section D (Field to Saskatchewan Crossing)
Golden, BC
68.5 mi 110.2 km Golden, BC
Unknown
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5.1 mi 8.2 km #17 Moose River Route: Smoky River Crossing to Moose Pass
Valemount, BC
5.1 mi 8.2 km Valemount, BC
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117.9 mi 189.8 km #18 Great Divide Trail - Section G (North Boundary Trail to Kakwa…
Valemount, BC
117.9 mi 189.8 km Valemount, BC
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126.4 mi 203.4 km #19 Great Divide Trail - Section B (Coleman to Kananaskis Lakes)
Sparwood, BC
126.4 mi 203.4 km Sparwood, BC
Unknown
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4.6 mi 7.5 km #20 Heart Mountain Loop
Canmore, AB
4.6 mi 7.5 km Canmore, AB
All Clear
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Mostly Dry - Some snowy sections along the top ridge.
59 days ago

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