Landowner Rights & Trail User Responsibilities

The Waskahegan Trail is a unique resource that exists only because of the generosity of landowners. Before you set foot on the trail:

  1. Know the landowner rights and the trail user responsibilities.
  2. Check the trail conditions

Battery Creek and Devon Trails

Fifteen people came out to Devon on a sunny day to hike the river valley trails.

We started with a loop on the Battery Creek Trail east of Devon.

This hike starts with a walk on the plateau high above the North Saskatchewan River and ends with a jaunt down a grand staircase to the river.

The Battery Creek trail is one of the newest in the River Valley Alliance system. Eventually it will connect to Rabbit Hill.

On the return we spotted this eagle high up on a power pole.

After lunch in the pavilion down in the valley at Lions Park, we headed westward along the river again and returned through the trails on the golf course. If we get enough snow this year, these trails will be transformed into some very nice cross-country ski trails, courtesy of Devon’s Nordic Club.

Thanks to Lee for scouting and leading the hike. You can find more photos on Flickr.

Where we’re going next.

Kennedale Ravine to Rundle Park Hike

Eighteen people came out on a frosty morning to hike the city trails in Edmonton’s east end.

The hike started at the beginning of Kennedale Ravine in Clareview.

The ravine has a number of picturesque bridges in a very natural woodland setting.

The ravine opened out to the lovely, quiet Hermitage Park along the North Saskatchewan River. Soon after passing under the train trestle and then bridge over the Yellowhead Highway, we were Rundle Park.

Rundle is one of the bigger parks of the river valley parks system of Edmonton. It has a lot of sport facilities and picnic sites. Although the day had warmed considerably and the sun was shining brightly, most of us took in the comfort of eating lunch inside the Family Centre.

Thanks to Johanna for scouting and leading the hike and to the people who maintain the parks. You can find more photos on Flickr.

Where we’re hiking next