Rocky Mountain House : Bicentennial Trail
Central Alberta, Canada
Bicentennial Trail is a recreation trail popular for mountain biking and hiking in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. The trail was constructed to celebrate the Bicentennial of the community of Rocky Mountain House.
The 5 kilometre Bicentennial Trail links the community of Rocky Mountain House with the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.
The route visits the banks of the North Saskatchewan River prior to following the same route as Highway 11a. Much of the route explores along the same lines as the highway passing by the Pine Hills Golf Course.
Much of the route travels along a single-track gravel and dirt trail. It is considered an easy-going route with few elevation gains.
The western trailhead entrance to the Bicentennial Trail begins from the Visitor Centre at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Centre.
The eastern trailhead entrance begins from the North Saskatchewan River Bridge on Highway 11a in the community. A large monument and plaque marks the eastern trailhead entrance.
Next to the river trailhead is a small day use area with picnic tables, an outhouse and a playground. Opposite the trailhead is the Riverside Park with a boat launch.
How to Get to the Bicentennial Trail:
Travel to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. From downtown Rocky Mountain House on main street (52 Avenue) travel west connecting to Highway 11a. Prior to the Highway 11a bridge look for the large stone monument marking the trail on your right. You can park in Riverside Park.