Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Bow Valley

Updated: March 02, 2024

Updated: March 2, 2024 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended, even in winter.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary.
    • Be sure not to overestimate your ability when planning your trip: Humility can be a life saver. Plan for rapidly changing conditions and bring extra socks.
    • Please note that many official summer hiking trails are not maintained over the winter.

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Bow River Interpretive
Hiking 2.1 km one-way Warning Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Bow Valley Paved E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking E-bike 4.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Elk Flats
Hiking 1.9 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Flowing Water Interpretive
Hiking 2.0 km return Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Grotto Creek Canyon
Hiking 2.1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Heart Creek Interpretive
Trail may be icy / slippery, particularly during freeze and thaw weather conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes are highly recommended and may be necessary to safely walk this trail.     
Hiking 1.3 km one-way Warning Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Jewell Pass
Hiking 2.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Many Springs Interpretive
Warning: No vehicle access to trailhead, Oct 10th - Apr 30th.
Hiking 1.3 km Warning Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Middle Lake Interpretive
Hiking 2.0 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Montane Interpretive
Hiking 1.5 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Moraine Interpretive
Hiking 1.1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Prairie View
Hiking Fat Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Quaite Creek
Hiking Fat Biking 5.7 km one-way to Jewell Pass Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Razors Edge
If choosing to hike this trail, exercise extreme caution and be aware that bikers may be traveling at high speed on downhill sections.
Hiking Fat Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Warning Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Stoney E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike 22.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Yamnuska Climbers' Access Route
2.1km one-way Open Hiking Duane
Yamnuska East Ridge
Rockfall hazard increases in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the frozen waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail.  
3.6 km one-way Warning Hiking
Yamnuska Scramble Route
Difficult travel in areas with snow and ice covered trail.  Rockfall hazard increases in freeze / thaw weather conditions.
10.2km return Warning Hiking Duane
Yamnuska West Col
4.0 km Open Duane