The weather is getting warmer and the snow is starting to melt, which means it is a great time to start looking at the awesome hiking, running, and walking trails that St. Albert has to offer.
The Solis team has created custom illustrations to show you where to take your running shoes and hit the trails!
Scroll through and discover your new favourite pathways to stroll, walk, run, or sprint if you’re feeling ambitious.
St. Albert River Pathway
This 16.7km trail follows the Sturgeon river all the way through the city of St. Albert, and it is paved the entire way (on both sides for a majority of it). This trail is ideal for running, walking, and biking and it is best used from April to October.
Lois Hole Provincial Park Wetlands Trail
This is a 2.9km, moderately trafficked loop trail located near St. Albert. It has a beautiful lake, great scenery, and is a great trail for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.
Bellerose River Walk
Starting at the Bellerose River trail parking lot to a walk along the Sturgeon River, this 7.6km trail is great for all skills levels. The loop takes you onto a paved trail alongside the river and into the Riverstone subdivision. It is a great trail for you to bring your dogs (must be kept on a leash), plus they have doggy bags available!
Erin Ridge Ravine and Ted Hole Park Loop
This 3.2km, moderately trafficked loop is accessible all-year-round, and is another great trail for all skill levels! It’s primarily used for walking, running, and road biking. Don’t forget to look out for the beautiful wildflowers on the trail when it gets warmer outside, and you can catch a view of the valley on the edge of town at Coal Mine Road Park!
Forest Park to Red Willow Park (via Red Willow Trails)
This trail is told to be a St. Albert hidden gem. The 6.3km point-to-point path extends for several km on both sides of the Sturgeon River. It is a great nature trail for all skill levels, and many enjoy bird watching here as well.
If you’re interested in any of these trails, click here for more information!