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The Best Hiking in Clearwater County

Looking for the best hiking in Clearwater County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Clearwater County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Clearwater County

  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hike Maze Peak

    4.0
    5.3 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    There's not much of a trailhead for Maze Peak - in fact there isn't a trailhead at all. Bring up the start location from this post and pull over on the side of the dirt road once you get to it! The hardest part about this trail is just kind of finding it, really. The good news is that you're goin...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hike the Goldeye Lake Loop

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 32.8 ft gain
    Access: Goldeye Road is located 100kms from Rocky Mountain House, 10kms west of Nordegg on Highway 11. Follow the road towards the lake access point on your left.  Note: Please take the left turn to get to the lake and campground, if you follow the road to its end you end up at the Goldeye Centre...
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  • Nordegg, Alberta

    Hike Coliseum Mountain, Alberta

    8.1 mi / 2250 ft gain
    From highway 11, turn onto Range Rd. 152A (Shunda Creek Rd.) almost straight across from the exit into Nordegg. Follow the signs to Coliseum Hike which are very clear and easy to follow, and in approximately five minutes you'll be in the parking lot and ready to begin. Near the beginning you'll...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Siffleur Falls Trail

    4.0
    9.02 mi / 922 ft gain
    Approximately 93 miles (150kms) West of Rocky Mountain House along Highway 11, the trailhead begins at the Siffleur Falls Day Use Area. This spot offers restrooms and picnic tables to relax after your hike. Begin by following the trail along the North Saskatchewan River. Cross the very long susp...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hiking Mt. Ernest Ross

    3.0
    Clearly visible from the highway, the Twin Peaks of Ernest Ross get their namesake from the man who first drove a 1930 Ford Roadster between Rocky Mountain House and Saskatchewan River Crossing.After a 5 minute walk along the north bank of Bridge Creek, the hike begins to pick up elevation. A str...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hike to Allstones Lake

    4.5
    3.1 mi / 2165.4 ft gain
    194km West of Rocky Mountain House, the trail head is marked by a small brown sign, with parking available across the highway on Abraham Lake. Very easy to follow the trail, no scramble sections but definitely a steady incline.  Near the lake there will be a fork in the trail, head left to hike d...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hike Windy Point Ridge

    4.7
    5.3 mi / 4002.6 ft gain
    The trail is steep from the very beginning, which offers rewarding views from the get go. There is moderate scrambling throughout the hike up, which requires the use of hands and some minor route finding at times. Once you reach the top of Windy Point Ridge, you can continue on northeast towards ...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Backpack the Vision Quest Trail

    4.2
    4.16 mi / 2818 ft gain
    This short, but steep hike includes a moderate scrambling section, leading to an open spine that becomes increasingly difficult. The views of Abraham Lake are well worth the uphill grind, however, and this makes for a great half-day or beautiful backcountry overnight trip. About one third of the...
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  • 52.013448,-116.628897, Alberta

    Mount Cline

    4.0
    14.56 mi / 6535 ft gain
    Starting 105 miles (169kms) from Rocky Mountain House, the trailhead for this hike begins across the highway from Thompson Creek Campground. There is a grassy area to park and the path extends obviously on the east side of the creek. The initial 2.5 miles (4.2kms) meanders along the creek with 2...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Mosquito Creek Backpacking Adventure

    18.7 mi / 3822.2 ft gain
    The Mosquito creek trailhead is on the east side of the Icefield parkway road just across from the Mosquito Creek Hostel. You park in front of the hostel, and hop across the road to begin the trek.The trail winds up the Mosquito Valley, occasionally popping into a clearing where you get good view...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Ski Mt. Hector

    8.6 mi / 5275.6 ft gain
    Mt Hector's main route requires a ski mountaineering ascent. It moves through a lot of complex avalanche terrain, across glaciers, and through many terrain traps. Most people will do this route in spring, aiming to be off the mountain before noon.  This route should be attempted only by very fit ...
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  • Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta

    Backpack to Michelle Lakes

    5.0
    11.2 mi / 7545.9 ft gain
    Trailhead Owen Creek located by the East Banff National Park Boundary on the David Thompson Highway (#11). There is no sign for Owen Creek so keep you eyes open for a pullout approximately 2kms east of the Banff National Park toll gate. You will find the trail to the right of the creek when facin...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Peyto Lake Overlook and Bow Pass Summit

    4.9
    4.22 mi / 863 ft gain
    Peyto Lake is a scenic location on the Icefields Parkway about 40 km (25 miles) north of the town of Lake Louise. Access to the viewing area for this magnificent area is immediately off the parkway and is well signposted. From the parking lot at Bow Summit, a short paved trail leads to one of th...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Snowshoe up Crystal Ridge

    2.0
    4.3 mi / 2099.7 ft gain
    For anyone looking to leave crowds behind but still have a killer day, Crystal Ridge might be up your alley! On an unseasonably warm January Saturday, I was the only one to access the trail. My singular trail was the only blemish on the pristine field of snow.The trailhead is located in the north...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to Bow Glacier Falls

    5.0
    5.6 mi / 508.5 ft gain
    The trailhead begins directly behind the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge on km 37 of the Icefields Highway. The trail is well marked and winds along the shore of Bow Lake for the first 1.2km of the hike. Eventually you will lead up to a narrow gorge and onto the crest of a glacial moraine. There are only a few...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to Hector Lake

    5.0
    3.1 mi
    Hector Lake is one of the larger lakes in Banff National Park. It is surrounded by the Waputik Range to the west, and offers pristine views of the mountains. Hector Lake is idyllic and peaceful. Most tourists drive past the trailhead on the parkway, which means the hike is not at all busy. An...
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