According to a 2020 year end email AllTrails sent to users, these are the most popular hikes in Alberta. From Banff National Park to Alberta’s Provincial Parks to Jasper National Park, 7 of the most popular hikes in Canada are right here.
Here’s how to find the Mist Mountain Hot Spring on the Highwood Pass! Mist Mountain is a popular hike in Kananaskis Country not just for its challenging summit, but because about halfway up, you can take a detour to the Mist Mountain Hot Spring – a random, warm water hot spring big enough for 2 or 3 people at a time.
What you need to know about Ha Ling Peak, a very popular Rocky Mountain hike in Canmore and near Calgary. It’s a short, steep climb with a redesigned trail to make it easier to get to the top and see fabulous views.
Prairie Mountain is a popular hike in Elbow Valley near Calgary. You can climb straight up and straight down, or you can navigate this loop and see creeks, meadows, pine trees, and bursts of alpine flowers.
The Jewell Pass via Prairie View Trail, and Barrier Lake Fire Lookout hike has all sorts of rewards for your efforts. You can hit 3 different summit points, there’s a waterfall, cooling creeks, and a wide-open lakeshore to explore dotted with forests and meadows.
The Yamnuska scramble is rated as easy, and as far as scrambling for trails goes, it is. BUT .. you still need to have skill to find the trails. Here’s my review of the hike up Yamnuska I did with CORA
The Hoodoo Trail Writing On Stone provincial park is a wonderful place to explore Canada’s Badlands and see petroglyphs and pictographs. It’s an easy hike that normally offers huge expanses of sky above the rugged hoodoos – not on our visit.
The Tunnel Mountain hike from the heart of Banff is a quick and stiff climb up Tunnel Mountain. Affording views of the entire Bow Valley, it’s a great one for kids to try. We camped at Tunnel Mountain Campground and took a trip to the top before taking a dip at the Upper Banff Hot Springs. CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE THE STORY