Alder Trail Hike

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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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1.6 km
Elevation
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68 m
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Alder Trail Hike

The Alder Trail is a short lollipop loop in Bragg Creek Provincial Park. It is an educational interpretive trail that is host to signage that discusses local flora and fauna. The trail is easy to navigate and perfect for all abilities. Please note, you must cross a busy road to access the trail.

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Route Description for Alder Trail Hike

Don’t be discouraged by the name, the Alder Trail is a great short walk in the Bragg Creek area. The trail itself is roughly 800 m; however, the safest way to access it is from the parking area across the road. There is a small trail from the parking area that will take hikers 400m to the beginning of the loop, creating a lollipop. Hikers might be tempted to park along the road where the access trail crosses, but this is not recommended. The pleasant trail is equipped with interpretative signs that are a great way to learn about the area.

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Getting to the Alder Trail Hike Trailhead

From the town of Bragg Creek, make your way onto Highway 758 and turn into the Bragg Creek Provincial Park parking area on the right. Park here and find signs for the Alder Trail.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April-September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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