Trails, Cycling and E-Scooters

The sunshine, the coulees, the rolling prairies can all be enjoyed when we share the 155+ kilometers of the Heritage Trail Network.

Made up of multi-use trails, these pathways weave throughout the city and connect trail users to nine major parks and green spaces in each community.

Our trails are utilized by people who like to walk, cycle, jog, by families who bring their four-legged friends and by people of all ages and abilities. 

For more information on our trails, visit Tourism Medicine Hat's website.

Tourism Medicine Hat 

 

In Medicine Hat, we share our trails.

Remember to share the trails with all trail users. To learn more, click here to view our Trail Etiquette video playlist on YouTube.

Trail Etiquette

Be alert

Look both ways before entering a pathway. Be sure the trail is clear of obstructions and watch for slippery sections covered by ice, loose gravel or silt. Always remember to watch for wildlife.

Stay aware of your surroundings and make sure that you can hear others. Avoid using smart phones and keep the volume low. Be aware of other trail users and their stopping limitations.

Be courteous

Remember to stay to the right side of the trail and step off when coming to a stop. Keep to the pathways as much as possible to protect wildlife and habitat. Please do not disturb or feed any wildlife.

Pick-up after your pet and consider keeping your dog on-leash, even on off-leash trails. Not everyone is comfortable with other pets.

Remember, not everyone has the same abilities.

Be predictable

Cyclists should make sure their bike is equipped with lights and reflectors, especially if riding at dusk or dawn. Sound your bell or call out to other trail users, and slow down before passing on the left-hand side.

Be safe

The recommended speed limit on our trails is 20km/h. Remember to yield to other trail users.

Consider the weather and only hike or ride when trail conditions are adequate.

Find adventure!

Check out our multi-use trails on Trailforks. These trails connect with the Heritage Trail Network and are popular for mountain bike enthusiasts.  


Birding trails

Walk through any of our parks and paddle or float down the South Saskatchewan River to see species of birds, osprey, gulls and waterfowl.


Parks and Trails Ambassador program

Have a heart for animals and an interest in the safety for all parks and trail users? Volunteer to be a parks and trails ambassador by emailing volunteer@medicinehat.ca

Ambassador requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a MHPS Security Clearance
  • Complete Trail Ambassador Orientation Training

Ambassador responsibilities

Parks and Trails Ambassadors are responsible for:

  • Interacting with park and trail system users by having a presence on the trails, providing an extra set of eyes and ears to promote safety, respect, environment, and inclusiveness for all parks and trails systems users
  • Educating park and trail system users on how to safely enjoy parks and trails and how to take necessary precautions to protect themselves
  • Providing helpful information, answering questions, or providing clarification on park and trail information, maps, technology, and environment, including pet ownership
  • Being a direct contact for any concerns or suggestions from parks and trail system users
  • Promoting responsible pet ownership through modelling appropriate behaviour while in parks or on the trails
  • Reporting trail conditions including any unsafe situations within parks or on the trail system

Snow removal

All trails are open for use during the winter. Please be advised that any trails not cleared of snow should be used at your own risk. Trails may become snow packed and icy.

Annual snow removal map

Thanks to our funding partners:

We want to thank our partners for investing in our community and enhancing our parks and trails.