Eagle Ridge

A great straight forward hike that offers wildflowers and great views.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
5.6 km
Ascent
603 m
Descent
603 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
21˚
Eagle Ridge Map

This hike starts in the Highwood area. It is a lightly-trafficked trail through the forest but then opens up into some great alpine. There are a ton of wildflowers and if you take a break, look back so you can see across the valley. The trail is dirt all the way to the saddle with limited steep sections.

Description

Once at the saddle, you will start to hike on the alpine grass where you can see a bit of a trail every now and then, but you can pick your own route up. This terrain is uneven and has some rocks, but moving slowly through it you will gain the peak and have a phenomenal ridge to walk with 360-degree views.

Note: you can walk down the ridge and continue to make a loop, but you will end up down the road from where you started. Otherwise, return to your car the way you came.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October