Take A Hike! No, Really, Hit The Trails
Delve deep into the back country or learn the history of our cityscapes by hitting the trails. Whether you're hiking, biking, ATVing, horseback riding, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing - there’s a journey waiting for you.
Travel the Trans Canada Trail by challenging yourself with a rugged 16km trek through the Centre Block of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Both hikers and cyclists will enjoy scenic valley views along the 16km piece of this trail from Lumsden to Deer Valley.
Known for its well-mapped mountain biking trails, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park also has excellent birding trails. North America’s first off-road hand cycle trail, located at Wascana Valley Trails, becomes a popular cross-country ski spot during the winter. In Northern Saskatchewan, don’t miss the 10km Don Allen Trails near La Ronge, renowned in Western Canada as a premiere cross-country skiing location.
And, for snowmobile enthusiasts, Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association clubs maintain over 10,000km of trail throughout the province each winter.
For multi-day excursions check out Grasslands National Park, Prince Albert National Park, and the only destination backpacking trail in the Provincial Park system, The Boreal Trail in Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Horseback riders will appreciate the equestrian campgrounds at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, and Grasslands National Park.
Many regional, provincial and nationals parks offer nature trails through conservation areas that are great for birding and wildlife viewing. Numerous trails provide picnic areas and benches for resting or to add to the adventure, try a trail with geocaching or canoeing. Self-guided historic walking tours are interesting options in many Saskatchewan communities. Search the trail types to get started!
Advice for Trails Users
- Hikers are encouraged to wear proper shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring insect repellant and water with them when traveling the trails.
- When hiking wilderness areas, tell someone your travel plans and use GPS equipment and/or a compass and map.
- Visitors are asked to respect the trails by taking all garbage with them i.e. Leave No Trace, not taking any souvenirs from the trails (except photos), staying on the pathways, and keeping a distance from all wildlife and bird species.
Disclaimer: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. Trail conditions are subject to change at any time. Please contact the operator to confirm the current state of the trail.