Grande Cache has many trails within the area, with two specific trail systems surrounding the town: Sulphur Rim Trail & Griffith Trail. The town has been working hard to upgrade the trails and develop new signage.
See our Maps Section for detailed information on our local trails.
Sulphur Rim Trail
The Sulphur Rim Trail is a loop trail that continues over rolling terrain for approximately 7 kilometers. A more moderate trail, this loop explores the southern regions of Grande Cache and provides numerous opportunities for viewing wildlife and the scenic canyons of the Sulphur River.
For those seeking a more adventurous and difficult hike, the Sulphur Rim Trail links to the Sulphur Gates Trail, which skirts the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Park. This challenging trail dives down to the Smoky River and to the site of the magnificent Sulphur Gates; Grande Caches signature landmark! Here, at the confluence of the Sulphur and Smoky rivers, you can look back through time and enjoy the awe-inspiring views into the Willmore Wilderness.
To find the trail head, take Hoppe Avenue towards the Grande Cache Institution. At the bottom of the hill just before the sign for the institution you will see a graveled area on the North side of the road. Please park in this area. You will be able to see the trail head sign on the opposite side of the road.
The trail is fairly well marked and there are a number of maps on the trail. Please do not enter the grounds of the Grande Cache Institution. This is a restricted area and is well marked.
Named after Betty Griffith, an active volunteer of the Town of Grande Cache in the 1970’s, the Griffith Trail is in intermediate hike that is easily enjoyed by those looking for a true taste of wilderness close to the Town of Grande Cache. The trail circles the perimeter of Grande Cache at an elevation of 1280m (4,200ft) and can be accessed from many parts of the community. It is approximately 10 kilometers in length and has been signed throughout much of its length.
This trail will provide you with a challenging route and scenic views. Near the beginning of the hike, the trail splits into the Upper Griffith and Lower Griffith Trails. It is here where the trail begins to gain elevation and provide excellent opportunities for site seeing. The forests surrounding Grande Cache are a great place to see many exciting species of wildlife - so keep your camera close at hand!
The trail head sign is located in the parking area as described for the Sulphur Rim Trail. There are many other trails that join this trail so it is important that you are well aware of where you are.
For more information visit our Hiking Page in the Tourism section of the site.