Foran Grade Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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2-3h
Distance
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6.9 km
Elevation
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314 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Foran Grade trail is a great running and walking trail near Turner Valley, Alberta. It follows a semi-forested path with excellent clearings for sightseeing. This trail travels counter-clockwise through a birch forest and other beautiful groves between viewpoints.

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Route Description for Foran Grade Trail

The Foran Grade trail starts in the parking area off of Highway 546. Begin hiking along the trail on the right when you start. You’ll hike the loop counterclockwise, beginning in a wide open area. After 1.2 km, you’ll reach a birch grove. The views begin roughly 500 m after the birch grove and continue as you travel along the bench before descending to the highway. At 3.5 km, you will reach a junction and take the Windy Point Trail to descend. This will take you down to the highway, where you will cross and hike along the Sheep River. Continue hiking eastbound along the river until you reach your starting point, where you will cross the highway to your vehicle.

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Getting to the Foran Grade Trail Trailhead

From Turner Valley, AB, travel 23.5 km west to the Foran Grade Trailhead on the right side of the highway.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June-September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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