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Edmonton’s Best Autumn Nature Trails

Published Oct 31, 2019
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Living in Edmonton, we have access to several amazing parks, trails, and hiking areas.

Autumn is the time of year when every leaf becomes something beautiful. So take a hike along Edmonton's best nature trails and soak up the rich colours of fall while they last.


Whitemud Creek Ravine

13204 Fox Drive NW

Starting at Whitemud Park, just five minutes from Colonial Arms, this 6 km trail is perfect for an autumn day. Restricted to foot traffic, walking or jogging here makes you feel like you are in the wilderness, away from all the hustle of the busy city. As you walk alongside the Whitemud Creek, you'll find rest stops and bridges over the creek that provide a view of the beaver dams. 


Mill Creek Ravine

9555 84 Avenue NW

The beautiful Mill Creek Ravine Trail transforms with rich colours during autumn. The closest trail access point for our residents at Whyte Manor is at the Mill Creek Outdoor Pool parking lot. From this point you can follow the trail south to Argyll Park or north to the Muttart Conservatory. If you choose to walk to Argyll Park, you'll find a picnic area, restrooms, and a playground. 


Emily Murphy Trail to Kinsmen Park

9100 Walterdale Hill Road NW

This 5 km trail runs along the North Saskatchewan River from Emily Murphy Park to Kinsmen Park. During autumn, the trail is painted with rich fall colours and is a beautiful sight to see. The parking lot at Kinsmen Sports Centre, just minutes from Kativa Apartments, offers access to the trail. There's also parking available on Emily Murphy Park Road. There are picnic sites and washrooms at both parks along with plenty of spots for a break. Dogs are welcome if they're on a leash. 


Autumn can be sunny and beautiful, but it can also quickly become cold and wet. It's important to remember to dress appropriately for the season and ensure you have waterproof shoes with a good tread. Don't forget to pack water and obey all posted signs.