Sulphur Springs Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3.5-5h
Distance
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11.7 km
Elevation
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515 m
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Sulphur Springs Trail

The Sulphur Springs trail in the Elbow River area is part of an extremely well-maintained multi-sport trail system. The trail is forested with many clearings that provide great views. There are lots of junctions along this route, so using a GPS is recommended. Join the Riverview Trail to create a full loop.

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Route Description for Sulphur Springs Trail

The trail for Sulphur Springs starts opposite the AB-66 from the parking area. Cross the highway and start up the clear trail. After 100 m, at the first junction, stay right. In 1.0 km, you will come to another junction, but you will stay left this time. The trails are well marked, wide, and clear so you won’t have to worry.

Enjoy the mellow grade and wide-open path as you continue another 1.0 km to a junction. Again, stay left here. The trail passes by aspen groves and offers clearings with beautiful views. In 2.0 km, you’ll come to various junctions that mountain bikers mostly use. Stay on the Sulphur Springs trail as signs guide you through the trail system. You’ll be travelling along some rolling elevation here.

At 5.8 km, you will reach a final junction, which is your turnaround point on the out-and-back. If you choose to make a full loop, you can follow the Riverside trail back to the campground instead of turning around.

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Getting to the Sulphur Springs Trail Trailhead

From Calgary, take Highway 8 West to the roundabout at Highway 22. Take the third exit on the roundabout and join AB-22 South for 13.0 km, and turn right onto AB-66. Travel westbound on AB-66 for approximately 13.0 km to Patty’s Flat campground. Pull in here, and park. You’ll have to cross the highway to begin your hike.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May-October

  • 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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