In Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, hikers will find rugged routes and temperate trails. It's wise to bring a compass and map and—most importantly—know how to use both with ease. Saskatchewan is known for its massive skies, so plan your visit to coincide with sunrise or sunset for the most beautiful photographs. Here are ten of the best hiking routes and trails in Grasslands National Park.

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Credit: 70 Mile Butte - Tourism Saskatchewan/Robert Postma

70 Mile Butte

Length: 4.1 km loop
Time: 2 hours

The 70 Mile Butte Trail is one of the park's more popular climbs. This difficult but worthwhile hike takes visitors to one of the highest peaks in the area. Hikers can enjoy breathtaking views of the never-ending prairies along with wildlife sightings.

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Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography

Zahurski Point Route

Length: 11 km loop

Whether you want to hike up for views of the wide reaching badlands or cut deep through the bottom of the valley, this route shows off the beauty of the prairies either way.

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Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography 

Two Trees Trail

Length: 4 km loop

This trail takes hikers through beautiful some of Saskatchewan’s beautiful rolling hills. With views of the incredible Frenchman River Valley below, there’s no wrong way on this loop.

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Tourism Saskatchewan/Hans-Gerhard Pfaff 

Eagle Butte Loop Trail

Length: 2.1 km loop

The Eagle Butte Loop is a relatively new trail. Hikers can enjoy flowers and stunning views along the loop. This is a great trail for those who want to catch a glimpse of the park’s mixed-grass prairie ecosystem.

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Valley of 1000 Devils Route

Length: 12 km one-way

Don’t let the eerie name of this route scare you away! This area is full of wonders, such as hoodoos and dinosaur fossils.

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Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography 

Rim Walk Trail

Length: 2.5 km loop

This family friendly loop is located conveniently close to the Rock Creek Day Use Site. The Rim Walk Trail will take you along the rim of the sweeping valley. The views of fire-red buttes are incredible.

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Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Robert Postma 

Tipi Ridge Trail

Length: 2 km loop

The Tipi Ridge Trail takes hikers along a beautiful ridge overlooking the Frenchman River Valley. Along the trail, visitors will be able to see tipi rings.

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Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Eric Lindberg 

Otter Basin Route

Length: 15.3 km loop

This is a trek that will challenge you. Hikers can enjoy sweeping views of Saskatchewan’s wilderness. The wide open prairies are stunning. Be sure to follow your map and compass carefully to not get lost.

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Tourism Saskatchewan/Chris Hendrickson Photography 

Top Dog Town Trail

Length: 0.75 km loop

The Top Dog Town Trail gets its name from the local prairie dogs. Hikers can often hear chirping barks as they explore the trail. This is an easy walk, perfect for the whole family.

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Tourism Saskatchewan/Chris Hendrickson Photography 

Creek to Peak Trail

Length: 1.3 km one-way

This route is within the East Block, one of Canada’s most well-known dinosaur bone sites. Hikers will walk alongside Rock Creek and wind up a coulee. This trail is also popular for explorers who enjoy geocaching.

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