10 HIKING TRAILS NEAR CALGARY YOU NEED TO TRY THIS SUMMER!

With summer approaching, hiking is a great way to enjoy the warm weather and get your exercise in while social distancing. The City of Calgary has lots to offer for its residents with over a 100 amazing hiking trails located not too far from the city. There’s endless options of hiking trails for individuals looking to do easy, moderate, or difficult trails.

With gyms and indoor recreation spaces being closed due to the pandemic, outdoor activities are the new best thing for the summer while still following Covid-19 safety guidelines.


Here is our list of 10 trails near Calgary for all levels to help you get started this summer.


Glenmore Reservoir Trail 

Level: Easy

Length: 15.3 km

Elevation gain: 293 m

Route type: loop

Bow River Pathway & Prince Island

Level: Easy

Length: 5.1 km

Elevation gain: 45 m

Route type: loop

Grotto Canyon

Level: Easy

Length: 7.1 km

Elevation gain: 395 m

Route type: out and back

Ptarmigan Cirque

Level: Moderate 

Length: 3.5 km

Elevation gain: 258 m

Route type: loop

Grassi Lake Trail

Level: Moderate 

Length: 4.3 km

Elevation gain: 203 m

Route type: out and back

Jewell Pass via Prairie View Trail

Level: Moderate 

Length: 15.9 km

Elevation gain: 823 m

Route type: loop

Sikome Lake and Lafarge Meadows Pathway Loop

Level: Moderate 

Length: 10.5 km

Elevation gain: 173 m 

Route type: loop

Mount Yamnuska

Level: Hard

Length: 10.1 km

Elevation gain: 939 m

Route type: out and back

Ha Ling Trail to Ha Ling Peak

Level: Hard

Length: 7.2 km

Elevation gain: 748 m

Route type: out and back

Mount Smutwood

Level: Hard

Length: 20 km 

Elevation gain: 961 m

Route type: out and back

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