Fort Edmonton Footbridge Loop – Patricia Ravine


WALK A, which begins at the John Janzen Nature Centre, is lovely but challenging. You will walk about 7.5 km round trip and climb a double dose of steep stairs. For a shorter walk, begin at Patricia Ravine (WALKS B AND C).

There are two main trails through the shady and peaceful Patricia Ravine. The easiest and shortest access is from 159 Street. The trails start as one but within a short distance the new trail, opened in 2011 (WALK C), forks left (southeast) following the downward slope of the intermittent creek that flows to the river. The trail moves away from the creek and climbs upward to stairs leading to a great view overlooking Wolf Willow Ravine and the new footbridge. The original trail (WALK B) continues west, through the Patricia Heights neighbourhood, at an easy and steady climb up to Wolf Willow Road.