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Stretch Your Legs in our Backyard

From the trails along our Red Deer River to the multiple kilometers of trails along the Snake Hill Recreation Area, Sundre and the West Country will allow you to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

Enjoy the Journey

With so much at Sundre's doorstep, how could you not want to spend time here?


Snake Hill Recreation Area

Sundre's Snake Hill is a conservation area boasting more than 17 kms of groomed nature trails that are great for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. It's a great place to stretch your legs when visiting our community.

Located in the north end of Sundre, while exploring Snake Hill you're likely to come across deer and moose, so bring your camera.




Find Wild Horses at Ya-Ha Tinda Ranch, West of Sundre

Sundre is the last town heading west before getting into the slopes of the eastern Rocky Mountains. We call this land the West Country.

Ya-Ha Tinda Ranch is a 50,000 acre ranch owned by the Canadian federal government to train the National Park rangers' horses. Ya-Ha Tinda means 'mountain plains' in the Stoney language. It borders Banff National Park, and features great camping, horse trails, hiking  trails, lakes and rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and the Alberta's famous herd of wild horses.

With so much at Sundre's doorstep, how could you not want to spend time here?

 


Blue Hill Lookout

Located south of Sundre on Hwy.584, then west to the Coal Camp Road, Blue Hill presents a one of a kind view from a lookout tower located 1,846 meters above sea level.

The Blue Hill Lookout is an 8km hike round trip and would take roughly 4 hours to complete.




Trails and Mountains West of Sundre

Explore the beautiful foothills and mountains west of Sundre. The pristine wilderness, without the crowds of Banff, really provides the perfect opportunity to feel what it is to be human.

There are lots of campgrounds with trails, and some areas right off the Forestry Trunk Road that will allow you to pull over and hike for several hours. Note that some roads are private use and are to be used at your own discretion.

Check out some of these trails for starters - Note that these links will direct you to external websites and we cannot guarantee their accuracy, and as with all hiking, nor can we guarantee your safety.

Limestone Mountain & Fire Lookout

Panther River Trail