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HORSEBACK

Lace up those hiking boots or slip on a saddle, Wild Alberta is home to a vast number of hiking and horseback trails to uncover and discover. Explore the beautiful backcountry of Wild Alberta and discover the geographical centre of Alberta. Take in the beauty of the natural landscape and experience the river flats, sand dunes, and rich forests of Wild Alberta’s breathtaking network of well-groomed and rugged trails. Hiking boots hurting your feet? Experience Wild Alberta the way the west was meant to be experienced – on horseback. Gallop along the trails of Wild Alberta’s wilderness on horseback for a whole new experience. Trails are open all year round but for the best experience join us May through October. Trailheads are marked near the park’s entrance as well as on trail maps.  

Paddle River Dam

The Paddle River Dam is a popular destination located off Hwy 43 approximately 3 km south of the Rochfort Bridge Trading Post.

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Address:
Rochfort Rd Rochfort Bridge, Alberta

Phone: 1-866-880-5722


Homesteader’s Walking Trail

These trails are groomed and perfect for a leisurely stroll in the summer or cross country skiing in the winter. Follows the Paddle River from the Paddle Golf Course, through Beaver Brook to Barrhead Golf and Recreation Area.

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Address:
Barrhead Barrhead, Alberta

Phone: (780) 674-2532


Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Park

Located along the north shore of the Athabasca River, the Sandhills Wildland Park is a great place to experience a diverse number of landscapes, from river flats to dunes to forest.

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Address:
Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Fort Assiniboine, Alberta

Phone: 780-960-8170


Stanger Hills Staging Area

The non-motorized trails are for walking, horseback riding and biking. The parking lot is accessed by travelling south from Sangudo on HWY 757 to TWP RD 550.

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Address:
Sangudo Lake Isle, Alberta


Hard Luck Canyon Trail

This short (one kilometer round trip) walking trail takes you in to the Hard Luck Canyon viewpoint and back.

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Address:
Woodlands County Woodlands County, Alberta


E.S. Huestis Demonstration Forest

The site includes a self-guided tour with information kiosks, hiking trails, a tree garden, day-use parking and washroom facilities.

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Address:
Woodlands County Woodlands County, Alberta

Phone: 1-800-313-7383


Klondike Trail

Part of this historic and long trail is located in Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildlands Provincial Park. Hiking and horseback riding trails are available throughout the park.

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Address:
Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Fort Assiniboine, Alberta

Phone: 780-960-8170


Old Spruce Island Lake Trail

This picturesque, 3 km trail leads to Spruce Island Lake, located in the Spruce Island Lake Natural Area.

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Address:
Spruce Island Lake Westlock County, Alberta

Phone: 780-623-5235


Hubert Lake Wildland Park

This park, for non-motorized use only, features many unmarked hiking trails. Take your horses and explore the beauty of the Hubert Lake Wildland Park trails on horseback.

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Address:
Hubert Lake Wildland Fawcett, Alberta

Phone: (780) 675-8213


Holmes Crossing Ecological Reserve

This park area contains various hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as snowmobile access in the winter. Located 8 km southwest of Fort Assiniboine, visitors will experience naturally occurring vegetated transverse sand dunes, dominated by jack pine.

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Address:
Fort Assiniboine Barrhead County No. 11, Alberta