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The Grove and Chickadee Ridge

A short loop with a lot of variety, and different sights for every season.

Hiking Easy

2.2 km
46 m
47 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
853 m
High Point
897 m
The Grove and Chickadee Ridge Map

The Grove and Chickadee Ridge are two distinct trails that can be made into a loop. You could just as well hike one or the other depending on your preference or the weather. The Grove is a flat and wide trail among tall trees, with a creek nearby. Thanks to the shade, it can be comfortable even on a hot day. The path is also suitable for strollers and some wheelchairs.


Chickadee Ridge, on the other hand, goes up a steep section on a sun-exposed hill. From there you'll look over the grove below, and earn a view of the city beyond. The panorama and the rugged trail make this one especially fun, but it's much less enjoyable in the heat or the wind.

To connect the two trails you'll have to cross 8th Street Extension and walk a short section of gravel road. This part is much less scenic, but short. For a bonus activity, you could stop at the Foothills Learning Center near Hulls Gulch trailhead. This facility has a native plant garden and a picnic area for anyone to enjoy.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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