There are many different locations in Rocky Mountain House area that are open to hiking. Many of these spots are easy to reach and are well worth the hike.
Unless you are familiar with the area, you are advised to consult one of many books about hiking in the area, such as, "Hiking Alberta's David Thompson Country" by Pat Kariel and Eric Schneider, and "Backroad Mapbook". for further information about these and many other hikes.
Remember to alert others about your plans and to take precautions to avoid getting lost.
• Siffleur Falls: From the well marked parking lot on Highway 11 at Kootenay Plains, follow the easy 3.7 km route across the suspension bridge over the North Saskatchewan to the falls. The area is an ecological reserve.
• Allstones Lake: Access from Highway 11 at Allstones Creek along Lake Abraham, the trail climbs over 500 m in the 3.2 km distance. The trail provides a spectacular view of Allstones Lake from above, as well as some great vistas.
• Shunda Mountain Lookout: On top of old "Baldy" at Nordegg is the forestry lookout with a staff person who gets lots of visitors up the old fire road trail. The hike is 6 km from the gate across the access road
• Coliseum Lookout: The next mountain overlooking Nordegg has the distinctive crown on one end. The access trail begins near Shunda Creek Campground and it is a moderate 7 km hike.
• Landslide Lake: So you think you are tough? This lake can be reached from the Cline River bridge on Highway 11 or from the trail head east of Thompson Creek Campground. It's 10 km from the bridge, and a little shorter, but steeper attack from the south trail head. It is well worth the effort however. The trail from the bridge is also the access to Lake of the Falls, Pinto Lake and Entry Creek.
• Baseline Lookout: Baseline Mountain is located SW of Rocky Mountain House on Secondary Highway 752. The lookout is 4 km from the access road gate. Canada Cup Mountain bike racing has been held here.
• Rocky Mountain House and Crimson Lake: For a stroll or bike ride, Rocky has paved and gravel trails throughout the town and they connect to the trail systems at Crimson Lake Provincial Park and Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.
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