Hiking in the South West Alberta Front Ranges is rewarding. Quickly accessible from Calgary, these hikes generally provide great views of the rockies to the west and prairies to the east without a huge amount of work. Terrain varies between grassy, wild-flower filled meadows to thick forests to rocky exposed ridges.
(12.5km, 454m, 4.5-5.5h)
Foran Grade and Windy Point Ridge are two smallish peaks in the front ranges providing great views of the surrounding ranges to the west and the prairie to the east. The views are gorgeous, especially considering the limited elevation you gain at just over 305m.