Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Elbow Valley

Updated: July 17, 2024

Updated: July 17, 2024 | Print Report

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

    Notes:

    • 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.
    • For more information about trails within West Bragg Creek, please visit Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association.
    • 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 in the winter.
Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Alder
Note: Accessed from Bragg Creek Provincial Park on Highway 758.  
Hiking 1.6 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Banded Peak Connector
Hiking 2.4 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Beaver Flats Interpretive
Hiking 1.4 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Big Elbow
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 26.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Diamond T Loop
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 4.3 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Elbow
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 4.6 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Elbow Falls Interpretive
Hiking 0.8 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Elbow Valley
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 10 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ford Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 18 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Ford Knoll
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 4 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Fullerton Loop
Hiking 6.8 km (Fullerton Loop is 4.0 km, additional distance is the access trail) Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Jumpingpound Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 13.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Jumpingpound Summit
Hiking Biking 2.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking
Little Elbow
   
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 23 one-way km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Little Elbow Interpretive
Hiking 2.5 km one-way Open Hiking
McLean Creek Interpretive
Hiking 1.2 km return Open Hiking
Moose Mountain
Note: This trail is in a Public Land Use Zone and is not regularly maintained. Route finding may be required.  
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 7.3 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Nihahi Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 2.4 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Nihahi Ridge
Hiking 2.5 km one-way Open Hiking
Paddy's Flat Interpretive Trail
Hiking Biking 2.2 km Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Powderface Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 6.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Powderface Ridge
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Prairie Creek
Horse use is not recommended East of Prairie Link due to narrow and slippery conditions.
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 9.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Prairie Link
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 3.2 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Prairie Mountain
Hiking Biking Trail Running 8.4 km return Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing,Trail Running Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ridgeback E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 8.8 km Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Riverview
Hiking Biking 2.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Snagmore E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 8.5 km (Loop from Fullerton Trailhead) Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Sugar Daddy E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 3.6 km Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Sugar Mama E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian E-bike 3.5 km Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Sulphur Springs
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 5.2 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Threepoint Mountain
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 9.8 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Tom Snow
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 27.3 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Tombstone Lakes
Hiking 3.7 km one-way Open Hiking Duane
Trail Creek
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 2.5 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding
Wildhorse
Hiking Biking Horseback Riding - Equestrian 15.8 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Horseback Riding