With the mountains only an hour-and-a-half drive away from this prairie city, Lethbridge and the surrounding area has a lot of hiking potential. Whether you decide to stay close to the city or take a drive in the direction of the mountains, there are lots of options!

 

Six Mile Coulee to Fort Whoop-Up

Length: 7.7 km

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Experience a little bit of prairie, rugged coulee and river on this ramble. It is a point-to-point trail, so if you plan to do the entire thing, consider parking a vehicle at both ends. Keep a map or trail app handy for this one, as the path isn’t clearly defined the entire way, and be prepared to do a little wading in the river.

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Violet Tendency Route

Length: 7.7 km

Elevation Gain: 228 m

This scenic out-and-back trail will make you forget you are so close to the city! Enjoy the big sky, river, and coulee views, and moderate exercise this route offers. Walk your dog, bike or bring a camera to capture any wildlife you encounter.

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Pavan Park Trails

Length: 10 km

Elevation Gain: Varies

Pavan Park is a popular place for Lethbridge residents to come for a walk, hike or horseback ride. Being over 300 acres, there is plenty of room for everyone. You might see wildlife including deer, porcupine, raccoons, coyotes, rabbits, geese and loons while you trot the paved or dirt paths.

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Allison Creek Falls

Length: 2.6 km

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Looking for more of a scenic hike without the length or elevation gain? The Allison Creek Falls trailhead is in the Crowsnest Pass and boasts a pretty staircase-like waterfall and mountain views that are worth crossing the creek for!

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Beauvais Triple Crown

Length: 8.7 km

Elevation Gain: 456 m

Just over an hour drive's from Lethbridge in Beauvais Lake Provincial Park you can either hike this gem of a trail during wildflower season for awe-inspiring colour or snowshoe it in the winter. Either way, be prepared for some beautiful views!

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Table Mountain

Length: 10 km

Elevation Gain: 832 m

Get your heart pumping with this knockout hike, featuring gorgeous views and a variety of terrain. Located approximately 140 kilometres from Lethbridge, this trail is best done with hiking poles and extra water.

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Mt. Haig Lake Trail

Length: 7.4 km

Elevation Gain: 463 m

There is nothing quite like reaching a bright turquoise alpine lake at the end of hike to dip your toes in... or dive into! This is a stunning trail, with magnificent views and plenty of berries to snack on if you go at the right time of year. You can choose to start either on the north or south trail and make it into a loop or ascend and descend on the same trail.

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Sincline Lake Loop

Length: 11.7 km

Elevation Gain: 300 m

If you’re looking for wildflowers, plenty of trees or a good trail to snowshoe or cross-country ski, this loop in Castle Provincial Park is worth checking out. Keep an eye out for signs because this area is smattered with trails, so you can choose your own route!

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North Drywood Falls

Length: 8.5 km

Elevation Gain: 208 m

Take the kids, dog, horse or mountain bike on this spectacular hike. Whether you go in the summer or winter, the views, wildflowers and the falls will wow everyone. The falls turn into a frozen wonderland in the winter!

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Bovin (Blue) Lake Trail

Length: 20.9 km

Elevation Gain: 740 m

Hike or bike this absolute beauty of a hike through the alpine, along ridges, a river and up to a cold, blue lake. Bring a tent and sleeping bag because this would be a perfect trail to camp on!

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