Alberta, Canada Hiking, Backpacking and Walking Trails throughout the province treat outdoor enthusiasts to a bevvy of scenery and wildlife viewings. Hikers and backpackers enjoy exploring the trails of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the hoodoos and coulees of the Canadian Badlands, any of the numerous wilderness parks and bird sanctuaries, the trails in the heart of canyons and river valleys, visit with lakes, historic sites and attractions.
It is important that the Alberta trails you select to explore match your hiking abilities and experience. Some backcountry wilderness trails include large elevation gains to reach destinations like mountain peaks, glaciers, alpine lakes and wildflower meadows. These hiking trails require good preparation, good fitness and a good understanding of alpine weather conditions. Other backcountry trails experience low elevation gains exploring river valleys, boreal forests, wetlands, foothills, coulees and hoodoos. Although there is no elevation gain, the trails may be wet, slippery and covered in rocks and exposed tree roots.
It is important to research your hiking trail before departing. Is the distance within your abilities. Is the distance posted as one-way of return? What amenities are on the trail? Is there an outhouse, viewing platform, well signed? Are you properly prepared for the unexpected? Does your equipment match up nicely with the trail difficulty level?
Research our website's parks, trails and places for detailed descriptions and photos of many of the hiking and backpacking trails, as well as, community pathways and walkways, in Alberta, Canada.
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