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Hikes & Walks

Explore the Region's Trails

From narrow canyons to waterfalls, mountains to foothills, the Nordegg region has some of the best hikes around.

Throughout David Thompson Country explore the quieter side of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains. Featuring spectacular waterfalls, jagged peaks, remote alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers and glacier-fed lakes without the crowds.

Explore a family-friendly hike like Whitegoat Falls or Siffleur Falls, get a workout with great views on Vision Quest or simply go out for a forest stroll in Shunda Meadows. Either way, we know you'll find your adventure here.

Lake of the Falls
Hiking Whitegoat Falls

Keep in mind that many of the region's trails are poorly marked or not marked at all. It's part of the appeal, but it can be challenging if you're new to our region. Make sure to download the maps and bring a copy of the guide with you before your head out.

Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Nordegg Adventures offers half-day and full-day guided hikes throughout the region from April to November.

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Head Out on Your Own

Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share all our trail guides.

  • Vertical Gain

  • Distance

  • Challenge Level

  • Location

Allstones Lake Trail Guide

A popular day hike and overnight destination with stunning views of Abraham Lake along the way, Allstones Lake is worth the effort.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
600m to 800m
Distance:
8km to 12km
Challenge Level:
Challenging
Area:
Abraham Lake

BATUS Canyon Trail Guide

This short hike brings you up for some great views of the Kootenay Plains and BATUS Canyon along Abraham Lake in David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Cline River Canyon Trail Guide

A great option for a short hike along Abraham Lake, taking you close to the edge of the Cline River Canyon and to dramatic views along the way.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
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Family Friendly
Area:
Abraham Lake

Coliseum Mountain Trail Guide

Coliseum Mountain with its "cap" gives you 360 degree panorama of the foothills and Rockies, making this a classic hike in David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
600m to 800m
Distance:
12km to 16km
Challenge Level:
Moderate
Area:
Nordegg & the Foothills

Coral Creek Canyon Trail Guide

Coral Canyon is probably one of the most delightful half-day hikes in the area with gorgeous views and narrow canyons along the way.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Eagle Mountain Ridge Trail Guide

The lesser known neighbour to Coliseum Mountain, the Eagle Mountain Ridge hike takes you to amazing views of the Rockies and foothills.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
600m to 800m
Distance:
12km to 16km
Challenge Level:
Moderate
Area:
Nordegg & the Foothills

Flag Hill Trail Guide

The short hike up Flag Hill above Preacher's Point takes you to some nice views of Abraham Lake and the Kootenay Plains in David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
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Family Friendly
Area:
Abraham Lake
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The Kootenay Plains & The Upper Saskatchewan

Goldeye Lake Trail Guide

An easy, family friendly hike along the shores of Goldeye Lake for those looking to stretch their legs on the drive through David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
Nordegg & the Foothills

Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail takes you through the heart of the Kootenay Plains, pass the remnants of ranching in the early 1900's along the North Saskatchewan River.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
The Kootenay Plains & The Upper Saskatchewan

Hoodoo Creek Trail Guide

Scramble up the creek bed to a cave and great views of Abraham Lake. The popular Hoodoo Creek hike offers great views the entire way along highway 11.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Shunda Mountain (Baldy) Fire Lookout Trail Guide

Hike up a fire road to the Shunda Mountain fire lookout overlooking Nordegg, Coliseum Mountain and the Rockies with a 360 degree panorama from the summit.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
Area:
Nordegg & the Foothills

Siffleur Benches Trail Guide

This easy hike starts at a busy trailhead but quickly gets away from the crowds where you'll enjoy amazing views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and the surrounding mountains.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
The Kootenay Plains & The Upper Saskatchewan