Hike: Beaver Flat Trail

The Beaver Flat Trail is an easy 1.4 km out-and-back interpretive trail that runs alongside beaver ponds and beautiful marshes.

The Beaver Flat Trail in Kananaskis is a really easy hike you can do with kids! The terrain is mostly flat, and the trail runs along active beaver ponds and marshes and through forest. It’s quick and really lovely.

Beaver Flat Trail, Kananaskis

Trail Access:

During the summer/fall months (May 15 – November 30) you can access this quick hike from the Beaverlodge Day Use Area along hiway AB-66 on a pull-out just past the Elbow Falls parking lot OR from the Beaver Fats Campground. In winter though, you’ll have to park at the winter gate and hike to the trail (about 4km).

Beaver Flat Trail, Kananaskis

This hike…it’s actually more like a walk, is SO pretty. We walk it often when we’re in the area because it’s quiet and the views are gorgeous.

Beaver Flat Trail, Kananaskis

Keep your eye out for beavers, frogs and birds. Take your binoculars!

Beaver Flat Trail, Kananaskis

Beaver Flat Trail Details:

  • Trailhead Location: At the Beaverlodge Day Use Area from May 15 – November 30. OR from the Beaver Flats Campground
  • Rating:  Easy. Kids can easily do this hike.
  • Type:  This is an out-and-back Interpretive trail.
  • Length:  1.4 km one-way, so if you hike in and back to your car, it’s 2.8 km
  • Activity:  Trail is for hiking
  • Washrooms: There are outdoor toilets located in the Beaver Flats Campground
  • Visit the park website for more detail, including park alerts and events.

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Beaver Flat Trail, Kananaskis

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