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.
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Rocky Mountain Hikes: Mist Mountain Hot Springs
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.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Table Mountain In Castle Provincial Park, Alberta
Hiking Table Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta offers a chance to get jaw dropping photos on the top of towering cliffs. Here’s a review of this epic hike in the Rocky Mountains.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Ha Ling and Miners Peak in Canmore
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.
Rocky Mountain Hikes Near Calgary: Prairie Mountain, Prairie Creek, Powderface Creek Trail Loop
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.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Barrier Lake Fire Lookout, Yates Mountain, Jewell Pass on The Prairie View Trail
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.
Rocky Mountains Hiking In Alberta: Canyon Creek Ice Cave
The Canyon Creek Ice Cave Trail in Kananaskis Country, Alberta is a unique adventure in the Rocky Mountains. It’s got fossil hunting, mountain biking, scrambling, and spelunking!
The Secret Trail To The Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon hike is the most popular in the rockies, but if you want the best view you need to find the secret trail to the upper falls at Johnston Canyon.
Gearing Up For A Summer Of Hiking With Kids In The Rockies
If you want to go hiking with kids in the Rockies, make sure you’ve got the gear to get going. I’ve rounded up some of the must-haves before you hit the trails this summer.
Mountain Bike Trails On Paskapoo Slopes Are Some Of The Best Trails Around Calgary
The mountain biking trails on Paskapoo Slopes are some of the best around Calgary, and they’re right in the city. Here’s maps and a guide to get around.
Why Everyone Says Camping At Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Is The Best In Alberta
Camping at Writing-On-Stone provincial Park is often picked as the best in Alberta. It’s easy to see why, the campground is small enough and entertaining enough to be perfect.
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids #5: Stanley Glacier Hike In Kootenay National Park
The Stanley Glacier Hike in Kootenay National Park is a challenging hike for kids and a rewarding one too. An 11km return trip promises a fossil hunt in a spectacular hanging valley.
5 Epic Kid-Friendly Hikes In The Rockies
If you’re exploring the Rocky Mountains of Alberta this summer, you need to really do it. Tackle these epic kid-friendly hikes in the rockies and get a view worth sweating for.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Mount Yamnuska Scramble
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
Hiking The Hoodoo Trail Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park
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.
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids #4: Tunnel Mountain Hike In Banff
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