Hiking

Saskatchewan's provincial parks are home to a multitude of trails and paths, from interpretive trails that tell of the historical and environmental significance of the area to accessible pathways that wind along the water's edge. Take a hike on a backcountry trail or gather the family for a relaxing walk to some of the province's most scenic locations.

Parks and Recreation Sites Offering Hiking Trails  
Provincial Park / Rec Site Region
Clarence-Steepbank Lakes Northern
Clearwater River Northern
Great Blue Heron
Anglin Lake Trails
Northern
Lac La Ronge
Northern
Makwa Lake
Northern
Meadow Lake - Boreal Trail Northern
Narrow Hills
Northern
The Battlefords
Northern
Blackstrap
Central
Duck Mountain
Central
Fort Carlton
Central
Good Spirit Lake
Central
Greenwater Lake
Central
Pike Lake
Central
Buffalo Pound
Southern
Regina
- Condie Nature Refuge
Southern
Cypress Hills
Southern
Danielson
Southern
Douglas
Southern
Echo Valley
Southern
Moose Mountain
Southern
Saskatchewan Landing
Southern
Wascana Valley
Nature Recreation Site
Southern
White Butte Trails
Recreation Site
 
Southern

TransCanada Trail (The Great Trail) in Saskatchewan

To access maps, photos, and reviews generated by outdoor enthusiasts like yourself, check out the All Trails and Trail Forks apps. Trail maps are also available at each park visitor center.

Want to head out on a trail, but not sure where to start? Look no further! Park Interpreters lead fun programs for the whole family throughout the summer months, many of which take place on our trails. To learn more, please visit our Events & Programs page. 

Into the Backcountry 

Experience our pristine areas and walk in the wilderness on one of our backcountry trails.

Parks Offering Backcounty Hiking Trails  
Park Region
Clearwater River Northern
Great Blue Heron Provincial Park- Anglin Lake Trails Northern
Lac La Ronge Provincial Park Trail Northern
Makwa Lake Provincial Park Trails Northern
Meadow Lake Provincial Park Boreal Trail Northern
Narrow Hills Provincial Park Trails Northern
Duck Mountain Provincial Park Trails Central

Are you interested in camping in the backcountry?

Un-serviced, Vehicle Access Campsites

Park Campground or area - First come, first served
Cypress Hills
Interprovincial Park

West Block Wilderness Area

Non-electric
Park Entry Permit required - Camping fees apply
Some service available

For more information: 306-662-5489 

Taylor Lake

Taylor Lake Provincial Campground

Non-electric
Outdoor toilets
Picnic shelters and fire pits available
No camping fees

For more information: 306-236-7688

Clarence-Steepbank Lakes
Provincial Park

Rustic amenities
Primitive campsites
Barbecues and picnic tables
No other services or facilities available
Park Entry Permit required - No camping fees

For more information, please call 306-929-8406

 

Walk-in Campsites

Park Campground or area
Douglas
Provincial Park

Park Entry Permit required

For more information: 306-854-6266 

Blackstrap
Provincial Park

Park Entry Permit required

For more information: 306-492-5675 

 

Backcountry Campsites

Park Campground or area & details
Meadow Lake
Provincial Park

Meadow Lake Provincial Park - Boreal Trail
Our 120km trail allows for a variety of backcountry
camping and backpacking experiences.

Pit toilets available at points along the trail.
Other services provided in the Meadow Lake front-country campgrounds 
Park Entry Permit required

For more information: 306-236-7680 

Narrow Hills
Provincial Park

Narrow Hills Provincial Park - Gem Lakes
This 5.5km hike is perfect for a day trip, but there are also a number of
wilderness camping sites along the trail for those who wish to camp.

No services or facilities available
Park Entry Permit required

For more information: 306-426-2622 

 

Wilderness Parks

Park Details
Wildcat Hill
Provincial Park
No services or facilities available
Park Entry Permit required - No camping fees
Recommended for experienced backcountry campers only

For more information: 306-278-3519 

Athabasca Sand Dunes
Provincial Park

Only accessible by float plane, canoe or boat
Recommended for experienced wilderness campers only
Park Entry Permit required - No camping fees

For more information: 306-425-4245 

Clearwater River
Provincial Park

Canoe or rafting
No services or facilities available
Park Entry Permit required - No camping fees
Recommended for experienced backcountry campers only

For more information: 306-236-7672

Lac La Ronge
Provincial Park

Canoe Routes
Some sites have fire pits, outhouses, 
Park Entry Permit required - No camping fees

For more information, please call 306-425-4220

 

Need to know a bit more?

Wildlife Here is some great wildlife information for you regardless of what trail you find yourself wandering down - stay aware.

Wild Life

Hiking Essentials Here are some hiking essentials that apply on the boreal or any provincial park hiking trail you may find yourself on.

Hiking Essentials

Hiking - Know Before You Go

Top 10 Tips for Trail Users

  1. Consult the ten outdoor essentials and carry all necessary gear.
  2. Abide by all Leave No Trace principles. Pack out what you pack in.
  3. Avoid hiking alone whenever possible.
  4. Choose a trail that fits your abilities. Prepare for steep and/or uneven terrain.
  5. Dress in appropriate hiking attire, including stable (and comfortable) footwear.
  6. Keep to designated trails. Diverting from the path to avoid puddles can harm vegetation and increase erosion.
  7. Know the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  8. Make a plan and share it with someone. If possible, set a plant to check in periodically throughout our outing.
  9. Respect all wildlife you encounter. Stop and allow time for animals to leave the area before proceeding on the trail.
  10. Review bear and cougar safety information prior to your outdoor adventure.

Leave No Trace is about respecting and caring for wildlands and doing your part to protect wild place and wild lands for future generations.

The principles of ‘Leave no Trace’ include:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

For more information visit Leave No Trace

Additional Park Trail Activities  

Many park trail maps are also on the All Trails app

Important: Check with park staff for trail conditions, and notify park staff when planning back country hikes.

    Park
    Trail Activities
    Blackstrap Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Buffalo Pound Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Interpretive
    Candle Lake Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Chitek Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails  
    Clarence-Steepbank Lakes Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes  
    Clearwater River Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes  
    Condie Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails  
    Cypress Hills Hiking or Walking Trails Cycling Trails Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Danielson Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes  
    Douglas Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Interpretive
    Duck Mountain Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Echo Valley Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Good Spirit Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Great Blue Heron Hiking or Walking Trails ATV Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Greenwater Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Lac La Ronge Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Makwa Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Meadow Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Back-country Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Moose Mountain Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Cycling Trails ATV Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  Interpretive
    Narrow Hills Hiking or Walking Trails ATV Trails Canoe Routes Snowmobile Trails Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive
    Pike Lake Hiking or Walking Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Cross Country Ski Trails Interpretive 
    Saskatchewan Landing Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Interpretive
    The Battlefords Hiking or Walking Trails Cycling Trails Canoe Routes Snowshoe Trails Interpretive
    Wascana Trails Hiking or Walking Trails Mountain Biking Trails Snowshoe Trails  
    White Butte Trails Hiking or Walking Trails Cross Country Ski Trails  
    Green indicates overnight trip opportunities. (updated May 13, 2020)