Quick Facts

A deceptively steep climb up the centre of the Park to a most spectacular viewpoint. From Calgary to Cochrane, the Bow River Valley stretches for miles below you!

Trail Restrictions: None – pedestrians and cyclists permitted

Trail Composition: 0.9 km Paved; 0.5 Granular

Average Walking Time (one way – no stopping): 30 Minutes

Seasonality: Open year-round (note that ice may be present in fall through spring months)

Trail Profile:

Highest Elevation: ~1277 m

Lowest Elevation: ~1135 m

Trail Details:

Scott Trail is the central north-south trail in the Park. It leads (eventually) to the top of the ridge overlooking the Park.

The pathway winds past one of the Park’s oldest standing buildings. Built in about 1904, the little cottage that overlooks the valley was once home to Stephen Christopher Lay Moore and his sister, who established Hertford Ranch on the property. It was later home to Chester Rhoades de la Vergne, and then various members of the Scott family, who managed the ranch for decades.

Bring your hiking poles as they will help with the climb. Even better, make frequent stops as you ascend the hill to take in the ever-more-beautiful expanse of the Bow River valley below.

Contact Us

FOR PROGRAMS: 403-851-9053 or

SnailMail: 255001 Glenbow Road

Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7

Phone: 403-851-9053

Email: experienceglenbow@grpf.ca


Park Hours                                                                                                                                                                     The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre                                                                                                                                       Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability:

*During inclement weather, or when the road conditions on Glenbow Road are impassable for cars, the centre will remain closed.

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