Best Trails for Hiking in Calgary

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 8:03am.

Calgary is fully of great outdoor activities including plenty of hiking trails. If you want to find the right trail for your next hiking trip, you need to know where to go. Here are a few of the best trails throughout the area.

Nose Hill Park

Home to many different hiking trails and plenty of off-leash areas for your pets, this park is one of the best in the city. It's located off 14 Street NW and provides a great environment for those looking to spend time outside. Twelve different residential communities surround the park making it very convenient for anybody living close by.

Douglas Fir Trail

Found in Edworthy Park, this trail is one of the best in the city. It's found along the Bow River and provides a great place for enjoying wildlife and the large Douglas-fir trees. These gravel and dirt trails provide you with plenty of great hiking, along with beautiful views of the Bow River Valley.

The trail isn't open in the winter because of the icy conditions, but it opens every year in early spring for hikers looking to spend time enjoying the area.

Fish Creek Provincial Park

As one of the largest urban parks in Canada, hikers can come out and enjoy the many pathways and the single-track trail. These pathways and trails run throughout the entire park with the Bow River close by. Many picnic sites are found throughout the park and you can spend plenty of time enjoying the outdoors as you hike through the park.

These are just three of the best places for hiking. Many of the parks in Calgary provide great hiking trails for those looking to enjoy the outdoors. The city is full of great parks and the three listed above are known as some of the best by locals.

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