Everyone already knows how gorgeous Alberta is. But did you know you don’t have to travel all around the province to find iconic hikes? There are incredible trails right in your backyard that are just begging to be explored. We rounded up a whole list of summer hikes around Alberta that are just around an hour's drive from Calgary.\nGetting the best views in the province doesn’t mean you have to travel for hours on end.\nJust a short drive from downtown Calgary is home to some of the best hikes our province has.\nWe came up with a list of eight hikes that you need to add to your summer bucket list.\nFrom waterfalls to mountain top views, these hikes have it all and we know you've been dying to get out and stretch those legs.\nThese trails range in length so whether you're looking for an afternoon activity or an all-day adventure, there's something on the list for you.\nSome are even dog friendly so it’s time to dust off Fido’s leash.\nWhether you want to take in these magical trails on your own or with a group of people, all you need to do is fill the car with gas and hit the open road.\nNot only are the hikes something to write home about, but the drive itself is always worth it.\nTake your time getting there and make sure you admire all the beautiful views.\nOh, and don’t forget your camera.\nHa Ling Peak\nLength: 7.6 kilometres \nAddress: Kananaskis, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a bird, then this is the hike for you. You will literally be above the clouds and on a clear day, you can see for miles. The hike can be reached through Canmore. Be repaired, there's some serious elevation gain.\n View this post on Instagram Find a friend that will equally be just as exhausted /laughing after an unexpected steep hike 👣...See you back in feb💛🧡 A post shared by Travel ⚡️Outdoor Enthusiast (@laylarundle) on Dec 1, 2019 at 10:57pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nEast End of Rundle \nLength: 5.6 kilometres\nAddress: Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Also called EEOR, this out and back trail is dog friendly which means you don’t have to hike alone. It’s a steep trail so be prepared to get your daily cardio in. \n View this post on Instagram @kira.canadian.girl Hike 1 of the #52hikechallenge 🙌🏻 I am challenging myself to do a hike a week for a year and will be donating $2 for every km hiked to charity. This first hike totally kicked my butt. One of the best days I have had in a long time! Such a great challenge and looking forward to more this weekend. Thanks to @_shannondipity5.0_ for encouraging me to do the challenge 💕 A post shared by inspiration feature account (@instagood) on Sep 25, 2019 at 4:18pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nJewell Pass\nLength: 13.8 kilometres \nAddress: Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The views will have you surrounded by mountain tops as you look down on a massive body of water. It’s a super popular trail so you know it’s worth it. It's important that this is a long hike, so check the trail reports and the suggested packing lists. \n View this post on Instagram Boys #2 ❤️ A post shared by Thibaut & Julie + Ska 🐺 (@wild_skabidou) on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:00am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nGrassi Lakes Trail \nLength: 4.3 kilometres\nAddress: Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Good for all skill levels, this hike will lead you to an iconic emerald lake. The pictures of the lake are amazing and yes, it looks like this in person. \n View this post on Instagram In order to see a piece of paradise, one must often take the tougher trail! 💚💪😊🏔🏞🌅⛰ #Canmore❤️🇨🇦 A post shared by Ava Oliver (@avamarie1985) on Jun 3, 2020 at 10:22pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nMount Lady Macdonald\nLength: 9.8 kilometres\nAddress: Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This trail will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. The lookout gives you the ultimate birds-eye view and you truly haven't been to Alberta if you haven't done this hike.\n View this post on Instagram Risked the chance of rain and got lucky today 😁. Super afternoon soloing the south east ridge of Lady Mac with @moneypenny_makestracks #mybackyard #ridgeclimbfromthefrontdoor #happiestoutside #gettingthere #scrambling #travelalberta #funinthesun #uphillathlete #cantgodownhill #itbissues #explorenewplaces #onebigplayground #happyplace #outdoorfitness A post shared by RebeccaNewton (@rebeccanewton21) on Jun 4, 2020 at 8:13pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nGrotto Canyon\nLength: 7.1 kilometres\nAddress: Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This hike is iconic because it mixes your full-body workout in with a little bit of history. The limestone walls have actual pictographs on them. Just be sure to keep your distance and to only look with your eyes as oils from your hands can ruin the paintings. \n View this post on Instagram wednesday's are for the girls 👧🏼🐶 . forever fascinated by this beautiful planet 🌿✨ A post shared by Andréa (@andrealachance) on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:53am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nWind Ridge Trail\nLength: 16.7 kilometres\nAddress: Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This hike may be the hardest on the list but the views are worth it. Featuring a massive river, this long trek will take you up high for mountain top views then back down where you can gaze upon a massive body of water. \n View this post on Instagram The more you wander, the more you wonder. 🤔 #gotrailside #windridge #windridgetrail #kananaskis #kcountry #canmore #yyc #yycliving #explorealberta #canadianrockies #hiking #hikealberta #travelalberta A post shared by ᴅᴀᴛ (@trancer) on Nov 16, 2017 at 2:39pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\nBig Hill Springs\nLength: 1.6 kilometres\nAddress: Cochrane, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This 1.6-kilometre hike is near Cochrane and it's gorgeous. Sporting a massive waterfall, this trail is the perfect way to waste away an afternoon. It'll make you feel like you’re in a magical rainforest. \n View this post on Instagram Took a quick 30 minute trip from the house this evening to go for a walk in the woods with a lovely waterfall. #bighillspringsprovincialpark #waterfall #naturewalk #alberta A post shared by Clint Warkentin 🇨🇦 (@wark4_photography) on Jun 5, 2020 at 7:30pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.