Experience Guide | Tourism Medicine Hat


The trails, campsites, and wildlife bring an added level of experience for adventurers in the area. Whether you’re a solo traveler or with friends and family, find which spots are perfect for you. When on the trails, make sure to bring plenty of water, bug spray, and bear spray. Hiking Family-Friendly Trails Lakeview Trail Bringing a complete view of Elkwater Lake, this flat pathway is paved and is the only wheel chair friendly trail in Elkwater, Alberta. Firerock Trails Near Firerock Campground, these family-friendly trails are encompassed in the forested rolling hills. Horseshoe Canyon Trail A slightly more adventurous trail with an incline to the view point, this hike is approximately 2-3 hours with a family. “The trail system never ends here — it’s a looped system, so you can hike as many trails as you’d like during one trip. You can start simple on the trails, and gradually get more and more difficult, while still being very close to the town site.” — Mike Ractliffe, Medicine Hat local.

Challenging Hikes Spruce Coulee Trail System Going from Reesor Lake Viewpoint to Battle Creek Camp ground, this trail is about 25-kilometres one way. Mystery Trail A longer trail with more of an incline, this hike is close to the townsite. Beaver Creek Reach the viewpoint at the top, and then loop down on Horse shoe Canyon Trail, or another trail that connects downwards. Spring Creek A nice trail system that includes equestrian riding. “While hiking, mountain biking, or equestrian riding, the biggest thing you’re going to find is the diversity of terrain. It feels like you’re in a mountain environment — you’d never know you’re in the middle of the prairies.” — Mike Ractliffe, Medicine Hat local.

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