Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Blackfoot West (from Waskehegan Staging to Round Up trail)

Blackfoot Trail is the longest equestrian trail in Cooking Lake-Blackfoot and in summer, can connect you through to Blackfoot Staging Area.  This leg of the Blackfoot trail runs mainly along the park fence line, bordering Elk Island National Park.

  • The section of Blackfoot trail that runs between Waskehegan Staging Area and the north boundary fence has a very steep dip with side angle.  This is NOT recommended for wagons or sleighs.  Watch for signs indicating steep hill.  Take Boundary trail instead.

July 15, 2024 - Trail will remained closed until further notice



Trail work will occur throughout the year. Please check website and trail heads for advisories. A new trail system is beginning to be constructed, please refrain from using until otherwise posted. 

Large Mammal Research is taking place along Blackfoot Trail between North and Round Up intersections. Please use caution in these area until Advisory is removed 

Northwest corner of Blackfoot trail (known as J.J. trail) is closed due to beaver activity, flooding and major damage to bridge.  Impassible.


Caution - wagons and sleighs not recommended on the portion of trail heading north from the staging area along the inner east trail heading toward the the north park boundary. Trail can be narrow and steep. 


Length 13.6 km
Summer hiking,hiking (winter),horseback riding,horseback riding (winter),snowshoeing,trail running Hiking Horseback Riding Trail Running
Winter Hiking (Winter) Horseback Riding (Winter) Snowshoeing
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Trails: Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area | All Parks
Updated: Jul 11, 2024