Best Alberta Hiking Trails

Alberta has 11 hikes.

  October 11, 2018

Located in Canada, the hiking in Alberta offers over ten good trail hike destinations. The best Alberta hiking based on popularity are considered to be Maligne Canyon Trail, Redearth Creek, Akamina Pass, Brewster Creek, and Alexandra River. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Alberta hiking trail below.

Where Can I Hike In Alberta?


FEATURED:  Redearth Creek

  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

  August 15, 2016

Northwest of Banff, the Redearth Creek Trail climbs an old fire road deep into the backcountry below the Great Divide (12km one-way). The scenic routes ascents 300m. The hiking trailhead is located of TC1 about 15 km west of Banff.

FEATURED:  Akamina Pass

  Alberta, Canada

  August 1, 2016

In the Waterton Lakes National Park, there are several trails through the incredible glacial carved peaks soaring up to 9,600. The hiking trails wind through sub-alpine forests of red-barked Engelmann spruce. The best routes include the Akamina Pass/Creek Trail (6 km), Wishbone Trail (6.5 km), and Bauerman Creek (4.5 km).

FEATURED:  Rundle Riverside

  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

  July 17, 2016

Linking Banff and Canmore, the Rundle Riverside trails is a rough rocky roller coaster. The hiking trail combines 8km of trail with 6 km of double track and starts in Banff near the kiosk at the far end of the Golf Course Loop Road.

FEATURED:  Alexandra River

  Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

  July 13, 2016

North of Lake Lousie off the Icefields Parkway, the Alexandra River Trail is a rough and tumble hike on abandoned roads leading to a spectacular, remote wilderness valley (21km / 90m). There are several challenging river crossings best done during low water seasons. Be ready for a little bushwacking.

FEATURED:  Ross Lake

  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

  August 11, 2016

Just west of Chateau Lake Louise, the 7 km route to Ross Lake is a nice hike through undulating subalpine forest. The trailhead is hidden behind the Chateau above the Lake Louise townsite.

FEATURED:  Brewster Creek

  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

  July 2, 2016

West of Banff, the Brewster Creek Trail follows gravel and dirt doubletrack up the Brewster Creek valley to Banff Sundance Lodge (30 km). A rugged and muddy track continues beyond climbing 1000m up over Allenby Pass (21 km).

FEATURED:  Skoki Valley

  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

  October 11, 2018

Just east of Lake Louise, the 20 mile Skoki Valley provides a quick escape from the hordes of tourists into the wide flowering meadows between the peaks of the Slate Range. The hike runs through Deception Pass and onto Merlin Lake.

FEATURED:  Great Divide Trail

  Alberta, Canada

  July 23, 2016

The Great Divide Trail is a 750 mile hiking trek along the Canadian Rockies. From the US border at Glacier National Park, the trail heads north through Waterton Lakes National Park, Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Willmore Wilderness Park and ends in Kakawa Provincial Park near Mt Sir Alexander.