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

    Top Fitness Spots in and near Alberta

    • Lake Louise, Alberta

      Plain of Six Glaciers

      8.96 mi / 1565 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot on the east end of Lake Louise, there are a few options you can take to get to the Plain of Six Glaciers. One is to head directly along the lakeshore trail, and in about 7 km (4.2 miles) you will be at the lookout offering the best vantage point of the glacier field....
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to Consolation Lakes

      3.7 mi / 196.9 ft gain
      Once at Moraine Lake, the directions to Consolation Lakes are quite clear. From the parking lot, head northeast past the rockpile, which provides fantastic views of Moraine, then follow the Consolation Lakes Trail for another 2.9 km (1.8 miles) past Taylor Lake until you reach the lake. Depending...
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    • Jasper, Alberta

      Hike the Cavell Meadows Trail

      5.3 mi / 1500 ft gain
      Jasper National Park is an outdoor wonderland filled with vibrant glacial waters and an abundance of wildlife. My favorite hike to experience the beauty of this park is the Cavell Meadows trail.  At approximately 5.3 miles, the hike takes between 3-4 hours round trip so it's the perfect way to st...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike from Headwall Lakes to Chester Lake

      10.6 mi / 2650.9 ft gain
      The hike starts at the Chester Lake trailhead along the Smith Dorian road in Kananaskis. The first few kilometers follow the old logging roads, now used as cross country skiing trails. Find the beginning of the trail at the upper right end of the parking lot, and continue to follow parallel to t...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to the Summit of Parker Ridge

      5.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
      While the drive from Banff to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway is astoundingly beautiful, it's long enough to make even the most seasoned roadwarrior crave the chance to stretch their legs.  At almost the exact halfway point on the lengthy drive lies Parker Ridge, a short but fairly steep hike rig...
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    • Canmore, Alberta

      Trail Run on the Wind Ridge-Bow Valley

      8.4 mi
      Wind Ridge is a 7,217 ft / 2,200 m mountain peak near Canmore, Alberta, Canada, with spectacular views into the Bow Valley. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November.Take the Spray Lakes Road from the town of Canmore for 22km. The trail head is just below th...
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    • Leduc County, Alberta

      Bike Elk Island's Moss Lake Trail

      8.1 mi
      The Moss Lake Trail is a 13km loop over moderately hilly terrain that can be completed in about 1.5-2 hours by mountain bike. The trail itself consists mostly of short, low cut grass, which is quite a different experience from riding on a dirt path and is a bit more of a workout. This trail is es...
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    • Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

      Snowshoe to Jaques Lake Campground

      16.2 mi / 147.6 ft gain
      The Jacques Lake trail is one of the best winter trails in Jasper National Park and allows for various activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and camping. The trip to Jacques lake is 13km one-way through a narrow mountain valley and can be quite a strenuous, but rewarding hike in...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to the Saskatchewan Glacier

      9.3 mi / 984.3 ft gain
      The Saskatchewan Glacier is usually seen from above, on Parker's Ridge, but this much quieter trail will give you access to the very base of the glacier. Though much longer than the famous Parker's Ridge, this trail is easy and meanders through morraines and forest before reaching the toe of the ...
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    • Muskeg River, Alberta

      Camp at Pierre Grey's Lakes Provincial Park

      Visit a provincial park hosting three crystal clear lakes, four campgrounds, and a fair sized island to go out on and explore! The three lakes are perfectly suitable for canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing. Desjarlais lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Moberly Lake is stocked with Brook Tr...
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