Badlands Trail: from the public loop road this 1.3 kilometre loop trail explores an environment typical of the Canadian Badlands. It is the only trail visiting a section of the Natural Preserve. The route follows a dirt path into a canyon environment surrounded by coulees and hoodoos. Favorite trail in the park.
Cottonwood Flats Trail: from the public loop road this 1.5 kilometre loop trail explores a prairie grassland environment before leading into a grove of cottonwood trees situated on the edge of the Red Deer River.
Coulee Viewpoint Trail: from the Visitor Centre this 1 kilometre loop trail explores a coulee valley providing views of the Canadian Badlands and Little Sandhill Creek. Along the route are views of caves, hoodoos, popcorn rock, sinkholes, rills and rock lichens,
Fossil Hunters Trail: from the #2 Fossil House is a 1 kilometre one way trail exploring the Canadian Badlands leading to an old rock quarry. The trail explores and provides exhibits of the life and times of the fossil hunter. Over 300 fossil finds have been recorded in the park and are now on display in museums located all over the globe.
Prairie Trail: from the viewpoint near the park entrance is a short 300 metre loop trail exploring the grassland region of the park. A must stop for the best views of the Canadian Badlands. Views are enjoyed from a large cliffside viewpoint.