Emily Murphy Park Trail
The Emily Murphy Park trail begins at the statue memorializing Emily Murphy, a prominent activist from Edmonton. The trail travels through the park, over the bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River, and back to the park. There are plenty of picnic areas, green space, and even a boat launch at this park to make adding extra activities here simple.
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Route Description for Emily Murphy Park Trail
The Emily Murphy Park trail is located between Kinsmen and Hawrelak Parks, with connecting trails between them all. You will begin your route at the Emily Murphy statue. Emily Murphy was a prominent activist from Edmonton whom the park was named after. The park features picnic sites, a boat launch, and lots of green space.
Starting from the statue, follow signs to the Groat Bridge, staying left on the main trail. You will pass the public restrooms and a children’s play area before reaching the bridge. Take a right at the junction for the bridge, following the pedestrian path over the bridge to the other side of the river. Take in the incredible views down the river from the 1,000 m long bridge.
After reaching the other side of the bridge, turn back, or create a small loop on the trail to return to the south side of the river at Emily Murphy Park. On your return, take a left turn at the end of the bridge to create your loop trail. The boat launch is under the bridge, where you will turn left to follow the river bank around the park.
Continue along the riverside to the park gates and signs before turning back and heading towards the Emily Murphy statue to finish the route.
Getting to the Emily Murphy Park Trail Trailhead
To get to the Emily Murphy Park trailhead, you will need to make your way to the park itself. It is located on the south banks of the river over the Groat Bridge. From downtown, follow RIver Valley Road NW westbound to the Groat Bridge. Take the Groat Road NW bridge exit, crossing the river to arrive at the park. Join Emily Murphy Park Rd NW, and follow signs to the Emily Murphy Statue to park for your route.
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