Are you looking to get out in your Toyota and explore this summer? Here are our top 2 trails near Medicine Hat to seek out for your next adventure!

Cypress Hills Provincial Park – Trans Canada Trail

Cypress Hills Trail


Closest city: Elkwater
Length: 32 km
Time: Dependent on trail chosen
Difficulty: Difficult

Details: Explore this 10.3-km out-and-back trail near Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan. This trail is considered a moderately challenging route and takes an average of 2 h 26 min to complete. It is excellent for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing, and so vast you will feel like the trail is all yours. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are also welcome but must be on a leash.

Dinosaur Provincial Park – Badlands Trail

Badlands Trail

Closest city: Brooks
Length: 1.4 km
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Details:  Hiking in Dinosaur Provincial Park is a walk back in time! This trail offers trail signage that will give you information about the area as you explore the environment and dinosaur bones found in the area. The landscape is beautiful and home to hoodoos, pinnacles, sandstone ridges and so much more. And as a plus, if you are looking for a family trip – hiking is easy and family-friendly.

How do I get to the Badlands Trail trailhead?  The park is located about 48 kilometres northeast of Brooks.


We hope you enjoy getting out this summer and enjoying the beautiful parks and trails Alberta has to offer!