Last week I spent the afternoon hiking the trails in Elbow, Saskatchewan. These trails recently celebrated their grand opening this spring. This gorgeous spot offers a great variety of changing scenery and makes for a great way to spend the afternoon.
The trail head, which connects to the Trans Canada Trail can be found from the golf course. Here, the trail starts with a easy walk through prairie land, where it then begins to descend and wrap around the harbour. Here you get a great view of Diefenbaker Lake, as well as the boats lined up in Elbow marina. The trail then takes you back to the golf course where you are welcomed by chairs and a phenomenal view. You can continue the trail along the harbour where the trail then turns in the bush.
The remainder of the trail is approximately 6km is covered by trees. This portion of the hike is a bit more difficult and involves a steady incline. Along the way there are several markers with historical background of Elbow Saskatchewan. There are also several picnic tables and benches along the way.
This trail makes for a moderate hike or a more challenging bike. The trail offers a wide variety of trees and plant life. I would recommend you complete this trail a few times in order to take all of what it has to offer.
After our hike, we stopped at the Harbor Golf Club House for lunch. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to complete the hike. Elbow trails will be up on our trail directory shortly to help plan your next adventure in Elbow Saskatchewan.