Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Bow Valley

Updated: May 25, 2024

Updated: May 25, 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.
    • It's tick season! Make sure to check you and your pets when you get home. For best protection, use a bug repellent with DEET.
    • 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 Corridor Trail
Trail has many old wooden structures in various condition. A short section of trail is under water due to beaver activity.
Hiking Biking 7.4 km one-way Warning Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Bow River Interpretive
Hiking 2.1 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Bow Valley Paved E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking 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
Centennial Ridge
Hiking From Ribbon Creek: 6.8 km to Mt Allan summit and 17.5 km to Wind Valley Closed Hiking Duane
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
     
Hiking 1.3 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Jewell Pass
Hiking Biking 2.9 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Many Springs Interpretive
Boardwalk halfway around loop may be impassable due to high water and beaver activity.   
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 Biking 6.6 km one-way to viewpoint Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Quaite Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 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 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 Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 22.5 km one-way Closed Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Windy Viewpoint
Hiking 5.4 km Closed Hiking
Yamnuska Climbers' Access Route
Hiking 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 waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail. May 23rd: New snow at higher elevation. Old snow lingers on the backside.
Hiking 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.
Hiking 10.2km return Warning Hiking Duane
Yamnuska West Col
Rockfall hazard increases in freeze / thaw weather conditions. Be cautious and move quickly through areas with overhead hazard, particularly in the waterfall section of the West Col portion of trail. May 23rd: New snow at elevation. Old snow lingers in the trees higher on the Col and backside.
Hiking 4.0 km Warning Hiking Duane