Address: View on map Rockglen and District Tourism Location: Rockglen area.
The town of Rockglen is home to three hiking trails - the Burning Hills Trail, the Yost Wildlife Hike and the Effie Mattson Nature Walk and Archeological Centre.The Burning Hills Trail begins about 2km S of Rockglen, and its high elevation provides breathtaking views of the local prairie landscape, making it a perfect site for photography sessions. However, trail users can also challenge themselves by tackling the larger hill inclines found along the trail. Although the Burning Hills Trail is not specifically marked, users are encouraged to follow the trails created by cattle and deer in the area. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic, but there are no designated picnic areas or other facilities available on site. The trail is located on private land and camping and fires are not allowed. Cattle will also be found on this trail during the spring and fall, and visitors are asked to not approach the animals and to give them plenty of space.The Yost Wildlife Hike, which is currently under development, will feature two marked trails with interpretive signs about the area's plant and tree species for horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing.The Effie Mattson Nature Walk and Archeological Centre trail is open via appointment and is available as either a self-guided or guided nature tour. The trail highlights the area's rich geological history, including the formation of the Wood Mountain Uplands, as well as the area's fossils, Aboriginal artifacts, and flora and fauna species.
Open Year Round
Town amenities include: accommodations, restaurants, golf course, playground, skating rink, baseball diamond, gas station, grocery store, shopping, regional park, movie theatre, tourism information centre.
- Length : Unknown
- Difficulty : Beginner to advanced
- Surface : Natural terrain
- Environment : Mixed Grassland Ecoregion - pastureland, mix of willow, maple, ash, poplar and chokecherry; high elevation, steep inclines; archaeological interest
- Trailhead GPS : Burning Hills Trail 49.0915N, -105.5657W
- Horseback riding trails
- Cross-country skiing