Main page content begins here

Trails in the park are accessed from the parking lot at Gold Bar Park, east side of 50 Street and north of 109 Avenue where the road meets the river. Trails can also be accessed from Goldstick Park at 101 Avenue, half a kilometre east of 50 Street. Washrooms, telephone, Blufone and a map of the ski trails can be found in the warm-up shelter.  

Note: For safety, please follow all ONE-WAY signs on the trails. 

#1 Trail: Two-Way Lake

Length: 1.1km 

Rating: Easy classic and skating

Description: A flat trail in the centre of lower Gold Bar Park that circles the lakes in the park. A grid of classic tracks for lessons is set on the lake by the warm-up shelter.

#2 Trail: North Shore (two-way trail)

Length: 1.4 km 

Rating: Easy classic and skating

Description: A flat trail that follows the north shore of the lake.  

#3 Trail: Wood Cutters’ Loop (one-way only) 

Length: 1.2 km 

Rating: More difficult classic and skating

Description: At the south end of the park, the trail leads up into hilly terrain on the west side of the river valley. The trail travels through steep and rolling trail north through the forest. Where the trail drops to the park's flats, a fork leads to Gold Bar warm-up shelter.  

#4 Trail: 50 Street (one-way only) 

Length: 1.8 km 

Rating: More difficult classic and skating

Description: The trail continues north through rolling terrain and trees to 50 Street, looping back to the warm-up shelter in Gold Bar. 

#5 Trail: Creek Crossing (one-way only)

Length: 1.0 km 

Rating: Most difficult classic and skating

Description: At the south end of the park, look for the “most difficult” trail signs that lead into Goldstick Ravine. The trail crosses Gold Bar Creek and goes up the very steep ESSO hill. Halfway up the hill, turn right onto a hilly trail that re-crosses Gold Bar Creek, leading back to flat terrain in lower Gold Bar Park. 

#6 Trail: Switchback (one-way only)

Length: 1.8 km 

Rating: Most difficult classic and skating

Description: Continue up ESSO hill into rolling hilly trails along the trees in Goldstick Park. 

#7 Trail: South End (one-way only)

Length: 1.2 km 

Rating: Most difficult classic and skating

Description: This trail leads south into even more hilly terrain before it winds back toward Gold Bar Park. Steep uphill, downhill and tight corners challenge even advanced skiers. 

#8 Trail: Capilano Link (one-way only)

Length: 1.5 km 

Rating: Easy classic and skating

Description: The trail leads to 50 Street, and cross the road to join the trails in Capilano Park. 

For More Information

Parks and River Valley Operations - General Information

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton:  780-442-5311
Email 311@edmonton.ca

End of page content. Please choose between the following five options:

Back to main menu Back to current page menu and content View current page breadcrumb Back to site search Continue to page footer content