Take a hike! Or a walk or a sashay through the woods

There's no obligation to go fast, and taking your time is encouraged. This a place where you can see the forest for the trees and where a walk in the woods might be just as fun as a walk in the clouds. Download a Trail Brochure and Map here.

Cypress Trail

This 3.2 km trail loops through Cypress Park connecting the High Rocks Bridge to Sparwood Heights and Cypress Park. The trail travels through a mature pine forest and overlooks the Elk River. One of Sparwood’s more difficult trails, Cypress trail is a pleasant walk or run.

Elk Valley Trail / Coal Discovery Trail

The Elk Valley Trail (EVT) is a new trail being developed in 2016 that will connect Elko to Elkford.  At a 133 km, utilizing the Coal Discovery Trail, and designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail, the EVT will be a premier single track mountain biking and hiking trail.  Explore sections of the trail or even take a weekend and travel the length of the Elk Valley visiting all the communities along the way.  We hope to have the full trail open by May of 2017.

Juniper Trail

Juniper Trail, named after the residential area in which it starts, connects lower Sparwood residents with the downtown area and elementary and high schools.  It’s a great short cut leading through a pine forest.

Lilac Trail

Lilac Trail is a very scenic trail that leads from Aspen Road and joins the Sparwood Connector. This trail winds through a beautiful pine forest and is great for running and walking.
Matevic Trail: Matevic Trail winds up the backside of Matevic Road connecting the Elk River Bridge to Sparwood Heights.  The trail heads through a meadow and pine, larch and cotton woods on its way to or from the Heights.

Matevic Trail

Matevic Trail winds up the backside of Matevic Road connecting the Elk River Bridge to Sparwood Heights.  The trail heads through a meadow and pine, larch and cotton woods on its way to or from Sparwood Heights.

Mountain Shadows Trail

One of Sparwood’s real gems, this well-established trail starts at Mountain Shadows Campground then winds through the woods and the Golf Course, with linkage to Coal Discovery, Elk Valley and Trans Canada Trails.

Sparwood Connector

In 2011, the new Elk River Bridge was constructed, creating a new link between Sparwood and Sparwood Heights.  Now the main trail in Sparwood, the Sparwood Connector provides access to the Elk River, Michel Creek and the Elk River Trail.

Download a copy of the trail map here