This is a collection of ten easy and scenic hikes for beginners near Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Cascade Ponds In Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
To stay safe, and build skills gradually, it is important to choose hikes appropriate to individual skill levels and capability. Following are a few hikes worthy of consideration by beginners.
Nearly anyone can do these short and easy day hikes. Also, there is a category entitled 'Easy Hikes' to provide some guidance for beginners. Consult a good hiking guide, carry the guide and a map, and gear up appropriately for the terrain and a potentially broad range of weather.
Click on the red links for more detailed information about each easy hike.
Kananaskis River from the Eau Claire Trail in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Note: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, near Milk River, is a four-hour drive from Calgary. An overnight could be considered as an alternative to a very long day. This pristine, little park is isolated near the Montana border in South-east Alberta and offers a unique, incredibly beautiful and historically rich experience. Highly recommended.
Guard Tower # 8 in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
These ten examples are only a few among many possibilities. The City of Calgary is a mecca for outdoor recreational opportunity.
The City of Calgary publishes a paper pathway map annually. There is also a downloadable PDF electronic version as well as a mobile app.