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 Some muddy sections. 21-09-2020: Not applicable; Trail details
Easy Hayburger Trail Closed. 12-06-2020: Bear with cub(s) frequenting the area; Trail details
Moderate Amisk Wuche Trail Water on trail in some sections. 20-07-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lakeview Trail Good. 20-07-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Living Waters Boardwalk Trail Closed for maintenance. 29-05-2020: Repair work in progress; Trail details
Moderate Moss Lake Trail Water on trail in some sections. 27-07-2020: Not applicable; Trail details
Moderate Shirley Lake Trail Spring conditions. 29-05-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Shoreline Trail: Beaver Bay Loop Good. 20-07-2020: Mainly dry;  
Easy Shoreline Trail: Elk Island Loop Good. 20-07-2020: Mainly dry;  
Easy Shoreline Trail: Shoreline Trail Good. 20-07-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Simmons Trail Spring conditions. 29-05-2020: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Tawayik Lake Trail: Oster Lake Trail Spring conditions. 29-05-2020: Flooded sections; Not yet maintained;  
Difficult Tawayik Lake Trail: Tawayik Lake Trail Spring conditions. 29-05-2020: Flooded sections; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Wood Bison Trail Water on trail in some sections. 20-07-2020: Flooded sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details