Hiking & Walking Adventures

Hiking on the Kootenay Plains

Explore Central Alberta's Trails

From prairies to the Rocky Mountains, Central Alberta has some of the best hikes around.

Throughout David Thompson Country explore the quieter side of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains. Featuring spectacular waterfalls, jagged peaks, remote alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers and glacier-fed lakes without the crowds.

Hiking along Survey Hill on the Kootenay Plains

Spring hike to Survey Hill

Hiking along the David Thompson Highway

Hiking the Whitegoat Falls trail

The Red Deer area is the perfect place for a stroll through the parkland and prairie landscape. From the City of Red Deer's extensive trail system to the J.J. Collett Natural Area there is no shortage of options.

Plan Your Adventure

Many of Central Alberta's trails are poorly marked or not marked at all. Make sure to download the maps and bring a copy of the guide with you before your head out.

Pursuit Adventures offers guided hikes throughout the year, from half day hikes like Whitegoat Falls to full day hikes to the summit of Coliseum Mountain.

Guided Tours

Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area’s trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on your adventure, while the rest is taken care of.

Head Out On Your Own

Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share all our trail guides.

Find Your Perfect Trail

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  • Location

Eagle Mountain Ridge
Eagle Mountain Ridge Trail Guide
The lesser known neighbour to Coliseum Mountain, the Eagle Mountain Ridge hike takes you to amazing views of the Rockies and foothills.
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Siffleur River
Siffleur River – Third Falls and Wilderness Area Access
The trail to the first set of falls on the Siffleur River is very popular but going beyond those falls offers great views and a feeling of remoteness.
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Siffleur Falls
Siffleur Falls Trail Guide
One of the most popular hike in the area and for good reasons, taking you right to the edge of the canyon and up close for great views of Siffleur Falls.
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Coliseum Mountain
Coliseum Mountain Trail Guide
Coliseum Mountain with its "cap" gives you 360 degree panorama of the foothills and Rockies, making this a classic hike in David Thompson Country.
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Shunda Mountain (Baldy) Fire Lookout
Shunda Mountain (Baldy) Fire Lookout Trail Guide
Hike up a fire road to the Shunda Mountain fire lookout overlooking Nordegg, Coliseum Mountain and the Rockies with a 360 degree panorama from the summit.
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Hoodoo Creek
Hoodoo Creek Trail Guide
Scramble up the creek bed to a cave and great views of Abraham Lake. The popular Hoodoo Creek hike offers great views the entire way along highway 11.
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Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail takes you through the heart of the Kootenay Plains, pass the remnants of ranching in the early 1900's along the North Saskatchewan River.
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Allstones Lake
Allstones Lake Trail Guide
A popular day hike and overnight destination with stunning views of Abraham Lake along the way, Allstones Lake is worth the effort.
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Thompson Creek
Thompson Creek Lower Falls Trail Guide
A shorter hike along Thompson Creek through the Landslide Lake Prescribed Burn area with a nice waterfall providing a great lunch spot.
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Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Pursuit Adventures offers half day and full day guided hikes throughout Central Alberta from April to November.

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