Calgary Neighbourhoods Near Recreational Trails: Biking, Jogging, and Hiking Paths Close to Home

Calgary Neighbourhoods Near Bike Paths

With a seemingly endless supply of outdoor recreational amenities, Calgary is a great place to call home for those interested in outdoor adventures and staying active. In fact, if you’re hoping to live close to local bike paths and walking trails, some of Calgary’s top residential neighbourhoods offer quick and easy access to some of the city's most-used recreatinal trails, as you'll learn below. 

Beddington Heights

Beddington Heights is an established community with a suburban flair. Its proximity to Nose Hill Park makes it a great place to go for a bike ride, jog, or simply enjoy the outdoors. The large park is filled with hiking trails, plus it’s a excellent spot to see some native plant and wildlife. Look for homes in Beddington Heights to be relatively affordable and start in the low $600,000s. Attached properties like condos or townhouses can also start as low as the low $300,000s. 


Found on the southern edge of Calgary, the Somerset neighbourhood is popular community thanks to its close proximity to good schools and seemingly endless access to walking trails and bike paths. Somerset Park— which not only has plenty of space to run, walk, or jog but also tennis courts, a playground, and more—is centrally located in the neighbourhood. And dog owners are sure to love having the Spruce Meadows Off-Leash Dog Park nearby, providing a great place for Fido to get some exercise as well. 


Bounded on two sides by Fish Creek Provincial Park, the Parkland community provides active outdoor enthusiasts with unparralled access to both paved and unpaved trails, making it one of the most popular desinations for casual walkers and mountain bikers alike. In fact, you'll find more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) of trails for walking, hiking and biking at Fish Creek Provincial Park, of which more than 60 kilometres (37 miles) are paved. Frequent visitors of the park will not only say it's one of Calgary's bes places for biking and hiking but also a excellent for fishing, swimming and wildlife spotting. 

Spruce Cliff

Partially bounded by the Bow River and the nearby Shaganappi Point Golf Course, the picturesque Spruce Cliff community is another good choice for Calgary home buyers yearning to live near recreational trails and pathways. Not far from Edworthy Park, hop on Douglas Fir Trail for some outstanding views and challenging terrain. And given you'll find high-rise condos, lovely multi-level townhouses, and even a nice mix of detached single-family residences in the Spruce Cliff neighbourhood, there's truly something for everyone here. 

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Silver Springs

Located in the city’s northwest quadrant, Silver Springs is partially bounded by the Bow River and Bowmont Park, a large natural area with hiking trails, scenic views, and plenty of room for outdoor recreation. Thanks to being one of the most diverse natural environment parks in all of Calgary, it continues to be a favorite among locals who love being outside. And with homes in Silver Springs mostly being detached single-family residences, it's also become a hotspot for Calgary home buyers looking for their "forever home" as well. 

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley sits just minutes away from the outdoor possibilities of popular Nose Hill Park. The community also has a good path system, which connects up with the city’s path system. 

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Springbank Hill

Located on the western side of Calgary, Springbank Hill offers some outstanding views of the Rocky Mountains and the foothills. Pocket parks and walkable trails are common in this part of the city. 

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Edgemont sits on Calgary’s northwest side. The residential area offers some sweeping views of the mountains and the city, itself. You’ll also find a great deal of green space, with numerous bike paths and views overlooking Nose Hill Park, as well. 

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Mahogany is one of Calgary’s lake communities. With countless opportunities for outdoor fun, the community is filled with parks and open space. It also offers access to Calgary’s Greenway, with interconnected paths for biking, running and walking.

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Situated in Calgary’s southwest quadrant, Wildwood borders the Bow River and nearby Edworthy Park. The location makes it easy to access Douglas Fir Trail. The gravel and dirt trails lead through woodlands with dramatic river views and steep lookout points along the way.

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