8 Must-See Hikes In The Mighty Peace

It’s no secret that the Mighty Peace is filled with incredible views, breathtaking scenery and plenty of hiking opportunities. If you’re looking for a reason to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors, check out one of these trails below!

Pat’s Creek Interpretive Trail, Northern Sunrise County

This out and back trail features a first-hand view of the river known as Pat’s Creek. All skill levels are welcome and you’re guaranteed an amazing view of the river valley. At 6.8km, prepare to set aside an hour and forty-five minutes to explore the hills and to fully enjoy yourself.

Misery Mountain Trail, Peace River

When the ski season is over you can utilize this hill and appreciate some of the best sights of Peace River. There are two options here: a 4.3km out and back trail along the ridgeline that’s bound to get your heart rate up, or a 7.7km loop that’s perfect for anyone wanting a challenge. Wildflowers, 360-degree views and wildlife sightings will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Wilderness Park, MD of Peace No. 135

If you’re looking for a family friendly outing, this is it. Just outside of Peace River, you will find the trail head and signage for this impeccably maintained area. The main trail is a 3.1km loop that takes you through large spruce and deciduous trees and offers a view of both ponds. It’s a nature lover’s dream!

Cummings Lake Loop, Fairview

This 7.6km loop invites you to take in the view of Cummings Lake and is recommended for all skill levels. Wildlife is abundant in this area and with partially paved paths it’s perfect for both walkers and runners to enjoy.

Dunvegan Overlook Trail, Dunvegan Provincial Park

For anyone wanting a bird’s eye view of the Peace River and historical Dunvegan Park, this trail is bound to leave you breathless in more ways than one. At only 1.4km, this out and back trail has an elevation gain of 164m, but the view from the top is worth it.

Dixonville Community Forest Trail, Dixonville

This boreal forest trail is marked by a large sign, flags and a foot bridge. The 1.5km trail boasts informative signs that highlight the local flora and fauna, a 50-metre section known as “Chickadee Alley” for bird watchers and is accessible in all seasons. This enchanted forest is perfect for anyone wanting to get outside and stretch their legs.

Twin Lakes Trail, County of Northern Lights

A lake lovers dream! This 3km loop allows you to experience both lakes at the Provincial Park and on warm summer days, you can cool off with a quick swim. Soak up the sights and sounds of the local wildlife and appreciate what nature has to offer here. 

George Lake Walking Trail, Clear Hills County

This gorgeous loop gives you plenty of opportunities to take in different sights. You’ll get to see the campground, lake and forest on this 45-minute trail and it is extremely family friendly. Bring a camera and be ready to capture snapshots of the many bird species in the area!