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The Best Hiking in Saskatchewan River Crossing

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

Top hiking spots in and near Saskatchewan River Crossing

  • 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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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hike Mount Cline

    18 mi / 7591 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 w...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Mount Coleman Scramble

    This is an amazing hike takes you through the beautiful Sunset Meadows to a towering scramble of Mount Coleman. The 10,000ft peak offers up a challenging scrambling section for a rewarding view of Banff National Park.The trailhead is at the Sunset Pass/Pinto Lake Trailhead. Follow Highway 93, Ice...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Camp at Upper Siffleur Falls

    3.0
    9.9 mi / 194 ft gain
    The trail begins at the Siffleur Falls staging area, off the David Thompson Hwy (11) 210km west of Rocky Mountain House. The trail consists of an upper, middle, and lower falls. It is approximately 4km to the lower falls (most will turn around here) and 8km to the upper falls and campsite. This ...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hike Siffleur Falls

    4.0
    10 mi
    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 suspen...
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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Hiking Mt. Ernest Ross

    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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  • 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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  • Clearwater County, Alberta

    Backpack the Vision Quest Trail

    5.0
    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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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to the Peyto Lake Overlook

    4.9
    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 the ...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to the Summit of Parker Ridge

    5.0
    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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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to Bow Glacier Falls

    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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  • 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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  • 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. 12, Alberta

    Hike to Wilcox Pass

    5.0
    7.45 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Views of the Columbia Icefield from the Icefields Parkway pale in comparison with those achieved along this trail. Few trails anywhere are so instantly and extravagantly gratifying. That being said, be prepared to share the trail with a dozen other hikers as this premier scenery is no secret.Begi...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Athabasca Ice Caves

    3.0
    1 mi
    The Icefields Parkway is without a doubt one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Just off the road, you’ll find one of Jasper’s hidden gems where you can explore this stunning ice cave. Venture inside (with extreme caution) to marvel at the brilliant blue walls and admire epic views of the...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike along the Athabasca Glacier

    4.7
    3 mi / 700 ft gain
    This is not an advertisement for the guided tour, but you will see so much more of the glacier than if you do a bus tour or just visit the roped off visitor area. Do you research and you can find a company that will take you up onto the glacier safely. It was amazing looking into the crevasses an...
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