Echo Glen River Valley Trail

Type of Trail:

Gravelled walking trail that passes through the river valley, on or very close to the Athabasca Landing Trail.

Historical Perspective:

The historic route from the North Saskatchewan River to the Athabasca River provided access to northern Alberta and the Territories, including the Klondike gold region, before the construction of roads.


The trail winds through the narrow valley of the Sturgeon River.


At Echo Glen Park in the town of Gibbons (30 km northeast of Edmonton).


Trans Canada Trail signage is in place at trailhead and along the trail.


There is a playground and picnic area near the trail. The town of Gibbons offers all services.

Points of Interest:

A treed scenic route that offers glimpses of wildlife such as deer, coyote, fox and birds – including hawks.


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