5 day hikes from Edmonton

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There's more to Edmonton than the arts!
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Edmonton Hikes

Edmonton may be known as the arts capital of Alberta, but did you know that it also has some of the most amazing nature escapes around? The mountains may be about three hours away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reasonably get to world-class trails. Follow along to see our list of the top 5:

Moss Lake Trail

Drive Time: 30min

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 12.6 km

Escape the city on Moss Lake Trail, a moderate loop amongst lush forest and stunning lakes. The trailhead starts near, you guessed it, Moss Lake, and loops around through Elk Island National park. This is a great hike for all skill levels!

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Moss Lake Trail

Ministik Bird Sanctuary Loop

Drive Time: 40min

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 14km

The Ministik Bird Sanctuary Loop is an easy trail, but long enough to feel like a substantial day out. As the name suggests, this is a great trail for any birdwatchers out there, and everyone else will enjoy weaving through the forest and grasslands!

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Ministik Bird Sanctuary Loop

Miquelon Lake Loop

Drive Time: 1h

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 9.5km

There’s few things more relaxing that wandering through a poplar forest, and one one of them is wandering through a poplar forest next to a lake. This hike is family friendly and welcoming for all skill levels.

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Miquelon Lake Loop

Crimson Lake Loop: Amerada Trail

Drive Time: 2.5h

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 10.1km

The Crimson Lake Loop: Amerada Trail is an easy 10km trail with plenty of picnic spots. It does require I bit of a drive from Edmonton but the escape is well worth it!

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Crimson Lake Loop: Amerada Trail

Aspen Loop

Drive Time: 40min

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 4.5 km

This loop is a must-see in Autumn. The Aspen forest becomes a yellow and orange paradise, perfect for you next family photo shoot!

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About the author
Emily MacKinnon
, Executive Assistant
Originally from Nova Scotia, Emily has spent the last 9 years in sales and customer service. A jack of all trades. She hopes to be able to help educate and get people excited about their next car purchases through her expression in these blogs.

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