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Edmonton's 1-km Staircase Trail Leads You To A Stunning Waterfront Lookout

Spice up your workout. 🌶️
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Wolf Willow Stairs in Edmonton Is A 1 km Hike To A Stunning Waterfront Lookout

You are going to need your beast mode playlist for this trail. For those of you looking to spice up your gym routine, we know just the spot. This one-kilometre route is perfect for when you want to get in a workout while enjoying the sunshine. You need to try climbing Wolf Willow Stairs in Edmonton to enjoy the stunning waterfront lookout.

Around Edmonton, there are tons of gorgeous hiking paths to explore like the Mill Creek Ravine. But Wolf Willow Stairs is one that packs in an intense workout.

Those of you who want to sweat it out on leg day, head to Westridge Park near the Fort Edmonton Footbridge. Without question, you will be feeling stiff in your legs the next day, like if you did two back-to-back spin classes.

The trails will have you climbing roughly 200 steps.

While that might not seem like much, they are some of the steepest stairs in the city. So you should be proud when you conquer them and reach the top.

Even if you aren't looking to break a sweat, the hike to the top lookout is worth it.

Just grab a water bottle and go at whatever pace you want. It isn't a race.

We also love how the trail is nice and flat. You won't be slipping on mud or tripping on the uneven ground like you would in the forest.

From the top platform, you'll get to enjoy a panoramic view of the North Saskatchewan River and the surrounding leafy green trees. If you are lucky, you might even see some adorable ducks swimming in the water too.

Ready to break a sweat with your upbeat music playlist? Head to the start of the path off of Wolf Willow Crescent; it will take you to the waterfront.

Wolf Willow Stairs

Address: Westridge Park, Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can climb the staircase trail to reach a lookout of the North Saskatchewan River.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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