6 Hikes Near Calgary That Everyone Will Love

People admiring a hike in Banff
People admiring a hike in Banff
The Great Outdoors

6 Hikes Near Calgary That Everyone Will Love

Explore the great outdoors with hikes everyone can enjoy a short drive from Calgary
By
Leigh McAdam
Leigh McAdam is an enthusiastic outdoor adventurer and curious traveler with a passion for photography. She blogs at HikeBikeTravel.com and is the author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures

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Visiting Calgary but looking for a little time outside the city? These six hiking adventures offer a sampling of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and Badlands landscape.

EASY HIKES

Horseshoe Canyon, Canadian Badlands

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Badlands

Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park

Troll Falls, Kananaskis Country

Troll Falls

Troll Falls in Kananaskis Country

Troll Falls

Troll Falls in Kananaskis Country

MODERATE to DIFFICULT HIKES

Prairie Mountain, Kananaskis Country

No matter what the season, the popular 7.6 kilometer hike that boasts a 726 meter elevation gain to the summit of Prairie Mountain will test your conditioning program but reward you with fantastic prairie and mountain views. Fit hikers can knock it off as a half day trip from Calgary.

Prairie Mountain

Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis Country

Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis Country

Chester Lake, Kananaskis Country

Chester Lake

Chester Lake in Kananaskis Country

Ink Pots

Ink Pots in Banff National Park