Alberta Hiking Trail Desinations
There are now approximately 75 different hiking trails listed on Hike Alberta. Most of the hiking trails are within a two hour drive of Calgary. I would like to continue to expand this list. It is great to hear about other trails and explore them. The hiking guides cannot list them all and often they focus on the most popular or what will become, as a result of publication, trails that become more popular. If you have a favourite that is not listed please send me a description of the trail, a couple of photos, and if you have it, the GPS track and I will add them to the database. Trail descriptions can be sent to chris[at]hikealberta.com.
Here are a couple of suggestions to search for and find a trail from the database that interests you. Every time a hike is added to the database Google Maps adds a marker to the trailhead. By scanning the hike locations page and clicking on a marker you will be taken directly to the hike description. All trails on the database appear on this map.
Another option is to search by area. Immediately below are some of the more popular areas.
Given that Kananaskis Country is so large, it is broken into a few smaller areas. Again, the most popular are either in or near the following areas.
Highway #1 and Highway #1A west of Calgary
Canmore Hiking Trails
Bragg Creek and Elbow Valley
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Sheep Country, Sandy McNabb Recreation Area and Turner Valley
For a complete list check out the tags associated with the hike descriptions.
Finally, and this is a work in progress, the Alberta Hiking Trail Destinations Google Map. By clicking on a marker you should see the highlight of a hike whether it is the mountain view, waterfall or something else of interest. Not all of the destinations are represented because this has to be done manually.