Organizational Member: Waskahegan Trail Association

Waskahegan Trail is a 309 km long volunteer managed wilderness trail allowing excellent day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in the Edmonton area. The Waskahegan Trail is primarily a private trail for which the association has been given the responsibilities of stewardship and guardianship. The trail is open to the public at the discretion and wishes of the landowners. Members have full access to the trail – excepting landowner conditions – and may purchase a trail guide to enjoy it.  Members of the public are welcome to take part in our public hikes, join the association or use sections which are open to the public (such as city, county, provincial and federal lands). Before doing so, please read our FAQs, Etiquette and Rules (links to the left) – for additional information about our Trail and Events. The Association is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to hiking on, building, and maintaining this premier trail.

Website: www.waskahegantrail.ca
Town: Edmonton, Beaver Hills

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  • History of the Battle River – the Middle Section April 20, 2024
    By Pat Trautman, presented at the Annual General Meeting on April 11, 2024 Introduction The Waskahegan Trail I grew up as a young farm boy three miles west of New Norway, about 5 miles away from the Battle River Valley. The Battle River Valley was a magical place in our youth, a place that we […]
  • St. Albert Riverside Trails April 19, 2024
    Twenty-one hikers came out on a beautiful sunny day to hike the trails along the Sturgeon River in St. Albert. The trail is notable for its smooth, wide paths, public art, and pedestrian bridges. With some ice still on the river, the Canada geese have the perfect place to hang out undisturbed. Currently they are […]
  • 2024 Annual General Meeting March 23, 2024
    You are invited to the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2024Join by computer or by phone Agenda
  • Mill Creek Ravine Hike March 15, 2024
    Six people came out on a beautiful sunny day. There was a bitter wind, but we were mostly in the trees and the ravine so it passed overhead most of the time. We had about 5 cm of snow the previous day, so we were concerned about walking through that. As you know, the more […]
  • Laurier Park and Whitemud Trails February 26, 2024
    Eleven hikers came out in beautiful weather to hike the riverside trails in Edmonton’s west end. At Laurier Park, along the river’s north side, the Silver Skate Festival was on. A highlight was the Heritage Village venue where we heard the Abraham Lake Singers play drums and sing. Here are two of the seven ice […]
  • Northeast River Valley Park Hike February 2, 2024
    It was our inaugural hike on the newly-opened Northeast River Park. Eight hikers met for a wondrous winter walk through the snow covered surroundings. The snow fell softly and intermittently as we followed the river towards Hermitage Park, up to the point where a new bridge is being constructed. Near the turn-around point, Martha treated […]
  • Devon Ravine Trails January 19, 2024
    Ten people came out to hike the ravine trails in Devon. The hike started at the ravine at the end of the Lion’s Campground and finished at the Voyageur Park trails. It is January and snow has finally arrived. A highlight of the hike was seeing this striking pileated woodpecker. For lunch, the group stopped […]
  • Battery Creek and Devon Trails January 5, 2024
    Fifteen people came out to Devon on a sunny day to hike the river valley trails. We started with a loop on the Battery Creek Trail east of Devon. This hike starts with a walk on the plateau high above the North Saskatchewan River and ends with a jaunt down a grand staircase to the […]
  • Kennedale Ravine to Rundle Park Hike December 16, 2023
    Eighteen people came out on a frosty morning to hike the city trails in Edmonton’s east end. The hike started at the beginning of Kennedale Ravine in Clareview. The ravine has a number of picturesque bridges in a very natural woodland setting. The ravine opened out to the lovely, quiet Hermitage Park along the North […]
  • A Wild Day on Miquelon Trails December 2, 2023
    Twenty one people came out to hike the public trails at Miquelon Provincial Park. With reduced traffic on the trail and the trees bare, it was easy to spot wildlife and to see their work. Beavers took down these trees, creating an unexpected challenge for the hikers. No doubt, these trees would be dragged away […]