Located at the base of an escarpment created by an ancient and much mightier Bow River, Douglas Fir Trail is part of the ... More
Douglas Fir Trail
Located at the base of an escarpment created by an ancient and much mightier Bow River, Douglas Fir Trail is part of the Edworthy Park. Picnic and playground areas are suitable for families or larger groups, and a running or cycling path tracks closely to the river. The trail is a reasonably short but strenuous hike up and down a series of steps and walkways placed between the bases of beautiful, towering fir trees. The northern part is open open for the trails while southern parts are closed now.
This trail is within a stand of douglas fir trees that are more than 400 years old. They are the eastern most douglas fir in Canada. The trail is a relatively easy climb/walk with my 5 and 7 year old completing it with few complaints.
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