Trail conditions at Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park

Elk Island has a number of trails of varied lengths winding through the different habitats found within the park. Elk Island is not mountainous and the trails found here have very few steep inclines. Each trail contains many wildlife viewing opportunities, from two different subspecies of bison to a multitude of songbirds.

Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Share the trail

Trails are shared by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and wildlife alike. Respect other users and yield the right of way to ensure safety. Use extra caution when cycling. Cyclists can quickly and quietly startle wildlife.

Bison and people

Be responsible - treat bison and other wildlife with the respect they deserve and need. Be bison wise and help reduce the likelihood of an encounter.

Elk Island National Park of Canada

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Beaver Pond Trail Good. 24-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Hayburger Trail Closed. 03-06-2024: Trail closed for improvements; Trail details
Easy Lakeview Trail Fair. 24-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Amisk Wuche Trail Fair. 24-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Living Waters Boardwalk Trail Excellent. 24-05-2024: Not applicable; Trail details
Moderate Moss Lake Trail Fair. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Shirley Lake Trail Fair. 23-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Shoreline Trail: Beaver Bay Loop Good. 24-05-2024: Not applicable;  
Easy Shoreline Trail: Elk Island Loop Good. 24-05-2024: Not applicable;  
Easy Shoreline Trail: Shoreline Trail Excellent. 24-05-2024: Not applicable; Trail details
Moderate Simmons Trail Good. 10-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Tawayik Lake Trail: Oster Lake Trail Fair. 30-04-2024: Dogs on leash permitted;  
Difficult Tawayik Lake Trail: Tawayik Lake Trail Fair. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Wood Bison Trail Fair. 10-05-2024: Route finding may be necessary; Trail details
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