Are you spending time at our Saskatchewan Landing Resort? Make sure you bring your hiking shoes and hit up one of these 5 beautiful hikes in the area! Bird watching throughout Saskatchewan Landing is spectacular so don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park features several challenging hiking trails, beginner and intermediate level cycling roads and interesting canoe and kayak routes. The park is also one of two provincial parks with services for equestrian trail users. The trails are not designated, but equestrian riders are welcome to explore kilometres of scenic rolling terrain on the south side of the river within the park boundary. A limited-service campground with corrals, tie stalls and water access, is available on this side of the river as well. Here are 5 Hiking Trails in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park:
This is easily the most popular hike in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. You can explore the diversity of the prairie ecosystem on this 1 – 1.5 hour hike into the hills. Start out by seeing how a little stream can support lush vegetation in a coulee. Keep your eyes open for deer and antelope as this is an excellent viewing area. Climb up the hill to the viewpoint and look over the majestic coulee landscape to view the Goodwin House and bridge from afar. Traverse back and see the difference a lack of water can have on the vegetation. This trail is one gradual incline and one gradual decline. Horses and hikers share this trail.
Rings, Ruts & Remnants Interpretative Trail
For centuries, Saskatchewan Landing has been a natural crossing point on the South Saskatchewan River. Indigenous peoples, trail freighters, government surveyors, European settlers and North West Mounted Police have all passed this way. On the Rings, Ruts and Remnants Trail, spend 1.5 – 2 hours hiking into the past with this historic hike. Walk among the tipi rings and stone cairns of the Indigenous people that inhabited this river valley. Imagine the life of early homesteaders and the hardships they faced. View the remnants of homesteads of past settlers, and the ruts created by thousands of wagons as they made their way through Saskatchewan Landing. This trail has several large hills that may be difficult for some hikers. Horses and hikers share this trail.
Ridges & Ravines Trail
This hike is located just north of the Bearpaw campground, is a 45 minute hike that will take you through some of the geological and geographical features of the park. Ravine hollows and rib-like ridges scar the sides of the South Saskatchewan River Valley. Along this trail, you will learn how these features are created and how they enhance the diversity of the prairie ecosystem. You will ascend the ravine bottom up to the ridge top and experience a glacial rock garden, before stopping for a break to overlook the campground. This hike has a gradual incline and then a sharp decline that could be difficult for some hikers.
Brunyee Trail Loop
Discover this 9.8-km loop trail in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, Saskatchewan. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 2 h 36 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, horseback riding, and walking.
Beaver Flat 50 Course
This is not for the faint of heart, but you can choose to do as little (or as much) of this course as you would like! This is the course of the Beaver Flat 50 held annually in the Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. The Beaver Flat 50 is a hilly, hard trail run at with exhilarating views. The prairies are flat, but this course is anything but flat! This trail is great for hiking and trail running, and it’s unlikely you’ll come across many other explorers!