Best Hikes in Edmonton

No matter your skill level, there are plenty of hiking trails accessible within the city. Discover and explore Edmonton’s overflowing beauty in these outdoor havens.

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North Saskatchewan River Loop Trail

This 5.1 kilometer hike is a local favourite. It’s moderately trafficked and perfect for all skill levels. The North Sask River Loop trail allows for sightings on both sides of the bank.

Note: Dogs are also allowed to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Mactaggart Sanctuary

Mactaggart Sanctuary’s 2.3-km hike will make you forget that you’re still in the city. This trail is known for its abundant wildlife, but it is rated as moderate, so be prepared for some steep spots.

Note: There is free parking at the trailhead.

Rundle Park Bridge Loop Trail

This 4.3-km hike is the definition of taking the scenic route. It is rated as moderate and features a wide range of terrain, artificial lakes, dense forests and footpath bridges that span the river.

Note: Dogs are also allowed to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Whitemud Creek Trail

Whitemud Creek Trail is a heavily trafficked 6.3-km hike that is popular among Edmontonian hikers. It provides easy exercise with access to beautiful views and even some “hoodoos.”

Note: Perfect for all skill levels of hikers.

William Hawrelak Park Riverside Walk

This 5.1-km hike features perfect views of the North Saskatchewan River and lush forested areas. It is rated as moderate, but considered accessible to most hikers.

Note: It is considered to be at its best April-October.

Capilano Park Loop Trail

Capilano Park Loop Trail’s 4.2-kms run around the perimeter of Capilano Park. This moderate-rated trail offers access to beautiful downtown city views as well as the North Saskatchewan River.

Blackmud Creek

This 9.3-km hike is good for all skill levels. Perfect for leisure walking, trail running, and nature trips, you can wander the paved and gravel terrain trail while enjoying nature.

Kinnaird Park Highlands

Kinnaird Park Highlands Hiking Trail is 4.3-km of city scapes and river settings. This trail is rated as moderate and offers a variety of activity options from April until October.

Victoria Park West Trail

This 3.2-km hike is a hiking hotspot located outside the core of downtown. This shared-use trail is rated as moderate and features views of the golf course and the North Saskatchewan River.

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