Cross Country Skiing

Our cross country trail systems vary with distance and skill level. You can see more trail information under our trail map page. Enjoy a day through forest and meadows, or cross over a frozen lake. Take in the fresh air and beautiful mountain scenery.

Wild Life

While on the trails watch for wild life! Maybe you will get lucky and catch a glimpse of the magnificent grizzly or notorious black bear. Hear an elk bugling during mating season or catch an enormous moose grazing. The Syncline is full of all sorts of amazing wild life so keep your eyes open!


SCaT has a variety of landscapes and trails which can satisfy any hiker. The trails beckon for all abilities, from short easy walks to classic hikes with access to some scrambles like Barnaby ridge. Enjoy beautiful meadows, creeks and rivers where wildflowers and wildlife abounds. Our temperate climate is ideal for hiking, from spring through autumn.


Winter is a great time to get outside at the Syncline Castle Trails. Snowshoeing is a great choice for a fun winter activity because it’s easy to learn, inexpensive, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, fitness levels, and experience.The air is fresh and crisp and the snow-blanketed landscape so beautiful and quiet.


Saddle UP! All equestrian riders are welcome! There are large parking lots to accommodate trailers as well as hitching posts. Truly enjoy nature and the freedom of riding on your horse through the SCaT Trails. Meet up with other riders and develop new friendships for those that also have a passion to embrace their connection with their horse as well as nature. Adventure to where you normally would never go your self.


Stepping Stone Cabins B&B

Need a place to stay! Stepping Stone Cabins Bed & Breakfast has outdoor hot tub, two cabins which share a common area with picnic table, BBQ. The cabin is located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Close to Castle Provincial and Wildland Parks, Castle Mountain Resort and only 45 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park. Check them out on Facebook 


Take some time and admire the trails on a bike. Take pleasure in riding through rolling terrain, flower filled meadows and diverse forests. Winter riders are also welcome. So jump on your bikes and take in the scenery filled trails accompanied with majestic mountain views.



Love Fishing! There are two nearby lakes to enjoy fishing: Beaver Mines Lake in Castle Provincial Park and Beauvais Lake in nearby Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. Always check out the Alberta Fishing guide for regulations in this area. There are also camp sites available at both locations.

Trail Conditions

Check out our trail conditions. We update the conditions with weather events.

Guided Syncline Snowshoe

Professionally Guided by Uplift Adventures
January 6, February 3, March 16 at 1 p.m. for a 3 hr snowshoe 

registration required, follow the link below.

Find out more here! 

Guided Syncline Cross Country Ski

Professionally Guided by Uplift Adventures
December 30, January 20, February  17,  March 2 

registration required, follow the link below.

Find out more here! 

Community Fun Event

February 24
from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join SCaT at Syncline South Staging area warming hut for hot chocolate and hot dogs after a FREE Guided Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

*12 people max/adventure – first come first serve.  Provide your own equipment.


SCaT: Syncline Castle Trail Association

Winter, spring, summer or fall, SCaT has an activity for them all! The trails are open to a variety of outdoor activities such as: cross country skiing, snow shoeing, mountain biking, hiking and equestrians. The trails are for non-motorized recreation only.

Syncline Cross Country Trails are located in Castle Provincial Park.