Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Elbow Valley

Updated: April 13, 2024

Updated: April 13, 2024 | Print Report

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

    Closures:

    Prairie Mountain Closure: Trail closed due to current environmental conditions and the likelihood of damage if the trail is used at the present time. 

    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.

Maps

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
Beaver Flats Interpretive
Warning: No vehicle access to primary trailhead, Dec 1st - May 14th.
Hiking 1.4 km one-way Warning Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Diamond T Loop
Hiking Fat Biking 4.3 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Elbow Falls Interpretive
Hiking 0.8 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Elbow South
Apr 8th: User compacted snow
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Snowshoeing 2.3 one-way / 2.6km return Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Skate Skiing,Skiing,Snowshoeing,Trail Running Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Elbow Valley
Fat Biking Snowshoeing 10 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Fullerton Loop
April 7th: User compacted snow.
Hiking 6.8 km (Fullerton Loop is 4.0 km, additional distance is the access trail) Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Iron Horse
Apr 7th: 10-15 cm of wet snow.
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Snowshoeing 2.4 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing
Iron Vista
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) 1.3 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter)
McLean Creek Interpretive
1.2 km return Open Hiking
Powderface Creek
Warning: No vehicle access to primary trailhead, Dec 1st - May 14th.
Hiking Fat Biking 6.2 km one-way Warning Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Prairie Creek
Hiking Fat Biking 9.2 km one-way Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Prairie Link
Warning: No vehicle access to primary trailhead, Dec 1st - May 14th.
Hiking Fat Biking 3.2 km one-way Warning Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Prairie Mountain
Closure: Trail closed due to current environmental conditions and the likelihood of damage if the trail is used at the present time. 
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 8.4 km return Closed Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing,Trail Running Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ridgeback E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing 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 2.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Snagmore E-bike Pilot Project
March 21st: User Compacted snow and new snow.
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing 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
Apr 7th: 10-15 cm of wet snow.
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing 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
Apr 7th: 10-15 cm of wet snow.
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing 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
Sugar Pony
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) 0.9 km Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter)
Sulphur Springs
Hiking Fat Biking 5.2 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Tom Snow
April 5th: 10-15 cm of wet snow.
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Fat Biking Snowshoeing 27.3 km Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Horseback Riding (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat