Buzz·Posted on Jun. 11, 201521 Breathtaking Alberta Hikes To Do This SummerBecause our backyard is one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore.by Cyla PaninBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Alder Trail View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 1.6 KMAlder Trail is an easy loop hike in Bragg Creek—perfect to soak up the great outdoors without dealing with burning calve muscles later. 2. Lake Agnes Trail View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 6.8 KM ReturnThe Lake Agnes Trail hike, also known as the Teahouse Hike, is a moderate hike with spectacular views of Lake Louise. If you plan on visiting the Teahouse at the summit, bring cash. 3. Sulphur Mountain Trail View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 5.5 KMSulphur Mountain Trail is a steep hike that rewards you with incredible views of Banff. No gondola required! 4. Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 5.8 KMIf you follow the Johnston Canyon trail to the upper falls and keep going another 3 KM, you will find the most marvellous mineral spring pools. 5. Aylmer Lookout View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 11.8 KMAylmer Lookout Hike is a day hike for strong hikers. The walk along Lake Minnewanka is a breeze compared to the steep climb beyond. Hikers will be rewarded with incredible views of the lake and surrounding mountaintops. 6. Wilcox Pass View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12 KMWilcox Pass is a day hike near Jasper, Alberta. The hike is moderately difficult and hikers should be prepared for unpredictable weather. But incredible views of the Rockies await those who persevere! 7. Sentinel Pass View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12 KM ReturnSentinel Pass is a day hike with steep switchbacks and glorious views of the Valley of 10 Peaks. This is a moderate level hike. 8. Elk Pass View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 11 KM ReturnElk's Pass is a day hike that begins in Alberta and ends in B.C. The hike has a moderate elevation and should be suitable for intermediate hikers. Those who want to camp near Elk Lake will find some wilderness campsites at the end of the hike. 9. Helen Lake View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12 KM ReturnThis moderate hike takes you through lush forest with an incredible destination: Helen Lake, tucked away in the mountain range. If you time it right in the summer, you may even see fields of beautiful wildflowers. 10. Buller Pass View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 13 KM ReturnBuller Pass is an advanced hike, taking you through forested areas, past a lovely waterfall, and up a steep pass where, if you make it through, you will be given a great view of the beautiful valley below. 11. Nigel Pass View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 17 KM ReturnNigel Pass is a great day hike for beginners. Hikers will find a relatively easy, scenic path near the Columbia Icefields. Once you make it to the pass, you will find gorgeous views of the Brazeau River. 12. Tonquin Valley View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 70 KMIf you're a backpacker looking to explore the Jasper area, the Tonquin Valley offers incredible scenery and trails that can take you on a week-long journey! A hike of this length should be attempted only by experienced hikers with proper training and safety equipment. 13. Hayburger Trail View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 10 KMHayburger Trail, in Elk Island National Park, is a fantastic walk through forests and meadows. This trail is a good place to view wildlife–you may even come upon a moose or plains bison over yonder. 14. Rae Glacier Hike View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 4.5 KMThis hike is moderate and takes you by Elbow Lake and on to the remains of Rae Glacier. You will find beautiful views of the lake and you can *carefully* explore the glacier! 15. Lillian Lake View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12.6 KM ReturnCrossing the Galatea Creek, this difficult hike has a moderate elevation and beautiful scenery. If you wish to make this an overnight trip, there is camping available at Lillian Lake. 16. Mount Allan Hike View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 16 KM ReturnThe Mount Allan Hike is a long and difficult day hike in Kananaskis Country — even for experienced hikers. But the challenging journey ends with breathtaking views of the town of Canmore and the surrounding Rockies. 17. Lower Galatea Lake Hike View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 16 KM ReturnThis moderate hike takes you through forested patches and past Lillian Lake towards Galatea Lake. The views from Lillian Lake and Galatea lake are worth your trip, and the path is studded with charming bridges. 18. Pocaterra Cirque View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 7 KMThe Pocaterra Cirque is a scenic hike with views of forests, meadows, and a lake. This is a moderate hike and is suitable for recreational hikers. 19. Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 6 KMJump back to pre-historic times with a journey through Alberta's badlands. Trails in this provincial park will afford you impressive views of hoodoos. 20. Akamina Parkway View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12.5 KM ReturnThis hike begins near Waterton in Alberta and crosses over the B.C. border. This hike is suitable for beginners and brings you through the Akamina Parkway to Wall Lake. 21. Red Rock Canyon Loop View this photo on Instagram instagram.com .07 KM Return.If you're looking for a nature walk in Waterton National Park, the Red Rock Canyon Loop is a great, though short, excursion. You will have stunning views of the canyon and the red rock it's named named after.