Explore the most popular trail running trails near Eden Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

It was a wonderful hike a little steep at the end but overall it was wonderful. The man at the top, who lives in the firewatch station was very friendly and he has the most adorable dog.

Awesome hike for a quick afternoon stroll.

What a beautiful hike! We did this one last weekend, and found it a nice challenge, but not too difficult (50-60 years young).

Great to meet Mike, the fire ranger, who lives in the cabin at the top of the peak (Apr-Sep). He was a great conversationalist and told us all about his work and life there. His dog, Amber is beautiful!!!

Don’t make the same mistake that we did and take the animal trails downhill...which got us so lost. We had to bushwhack our way out and down a really steep hillside. This added on a few kms, and in rain with thunder and lightening...it was a little unnerving, to say the least.

Other than getting off the trail on the way down, this has been our favourite hike so far this year!

Fantastic views at the top, and a wonderful spot to have lunch at a picnic table just below the rangers cabin.

The Happy Hikers,
Palma, Marco & Michael

hiking
10 days ago

Superb hike through beautiful landscape. The top third is steep and strenuous. The breathtaking views from the top are well worth the effort.

Beautiful wildflowers and Vistas! Lovely little trail for all age and skill levels. Save time to play at the canyon/creek at the bottom.

I did it last July. Nice warm up on the lower section is nice on the legs before the upper portion

hiking
22 days ago

I have done this twice now. It can be very windy in the afternoons

hiking
24 days ago

Follow @TheBackCountryCamper for pics. Started the day off at 9am. Nobody on the trail or Lineham parking lot. Hike started off with a quick short incline then went up and down for the first 1km. upon reaching the river I found myself a bit lost as the trail heads on to the rocks. Luckily a Inusuk stood out and picked up the trail again. After crossing the river over the dropped logs, the trail enters think woods. I found this part of the trail quite boring to be honest. The only thing to look at for 4-6km are the trees or ground haha. HIGHLY advisable to have bear spray for this reason as well. Found it difficult to see far through the trees.
Once breaking through the trees it's a steep narrow climb to the Range. I found this part the most rewarding for great pics of the area. Overall all, great for a couple range pics. I wouldnt plan a day-date or family trip.

25 days ago

Very overgrown, a long scramble to the top

No real trail head marker but easy enough to find regardless. Easy to follow trail for the first kilometer but then its gets swampy for about a quarter kilometer and from there your guess is as good as mine as to where the trail is. Still enjoyed my morning as this was my first truly solo hike, no dogs. ❤

starting from the road, the trail is easy to follow, until it disappears. by that point, the ridge line and summit is obvious. takes a bit of figuring out how to get from A to B, but manageable. the Ridgeline is good without having too much exposure (in low wind), and you can find a good scree line down for the descent. at the end of the scree, STAY LEFT to avoid a waterfall/cliff. you'll find a web of trails in the trees - one of which will take you back home. it's best to have some GPS or other tools to help navigate

June 10-2018. pass through the first gate and keep going about 100feet. You'll reach a "Y". keep right here and head up. or just followed this app. Very easy trail to follow up and one of few trails that you can warm your legs up before really having to hike uphill. Final few kms are tough.
It was super windy and tried to snow at the top(rain in the valley).
recommend heading up on a clear sky day to really enjoy the view to make it worth it.
Fresh bear skat halfway up but I didn't see anything.

hiking
2 months ago

Views - 5/5
Trail? What trail??? - 0/5

Trail disappears regularly, unstable boulder fields, not an enjoyable day.

Great afternoon hike. The trail starts off easy for the first 3ish km’s but once you reach the bottom of the ridge it inclines quite aggressively for about 2 km’s. Although its tough the last 2km’s, once on the ridge the views are well worth it! Provides a nice 360 view of the area. We had the great opportunity to meet the man living at the firelook out. Very nice man! The descend is much easier and provides the opportunity to look at all the wildflowers growing along the trail! Based on the hikers we passed this is a good trail for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for some evelation and nice views!

May 25th no snow on the trail just some on the ridge. if you don't want the mild scramble follow the trail on the right next to the creek. Walk around/under the butte by crossing the scree/dirt slope. Once crossed turn left and walk up the grassy slope. It's a short but pretty steep walk up. Enjoy lunch on the picnic table provided.

Took the direct “difficult” route. Was a cloudy day and the top was quite windy and chill, otherwise a fantastic trek, will be doing it again on a sunnier day!

Just a dusting of snow on the trail today until you crest the ridge (wow, it was windy as promised!). Layer up before you head over the top. Took the "assault" route up, which was steep but definitely doable and more sheltered than a longer ridge walk. The trail got a bit muddier as the day went on, but nothing to worry about. Great views, but it was far too windy and cold to spend very long at the top. We were 3hrs door to door and about 2.5hrs "moving time".

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little workout, especially the last click to gain the ridge. A little snow on the top now. I'd be interested if anyone has descended on the South Ridge Trail to make a nice loop.

hiking
11 months ago

Great challenge for beginners and fantastic for curious dogs if you know what I mean. Be sure to cross over to your the grassy side on your right once you pass the gate (thank you for the heads up reviewers). You'll spot the fire lookout from the forest, and the trail is pretty straightforward from there.

Windy at the top, expected but it also gets smokier as well with the wildfire smoke. Skies were still blue.

PS. We lost our friends driving to this location. Be sure it's Range Road 52A in LONGVIEW and not in Bragg Creek.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Janet is right. Don't take the logging/gravel road! If you are walking beside water you are on the wrong trail. The hike to the ridge (once we found it using this handy app) leads to stellar views on top; about 2 km casual stroll through the woods and then about 3 km of some steep terrain. Once you reach the top it is an easy walk in a meadow. Suggest take walking poles for the descent as the trail can be slippery and is steep. Go on a day with no smoke for the best views. I have inserted photos into our track if you want to see the views.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Really nice hike! Starts off as pretty forest path and opens up to beautiful views getting steeper and steeper as you near the lookout. I was a bit disappointed the area around the forestry lookout cabin is fenced off but understandable. Picnic table up top for lunch with a view. Wasn't too many people on the trail so made it nice. We did take off on the wrong route initially and went several kms in the wrong direction. Do not take the gravel road! From the parking lot head up what looks like an overgrown ATV/equestrian trail and from there the trail is well marked. This app shows a loop you can do but couldn't find it nor did any of the other hikers we encountered; this is more of an in and out hike. Also about halfway before you start the steeper section the trail splits, stay to the right. Enjoy!

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Awesome 2km hike to the top with amazing views, great work out, pretty much ascends straight up right from the parking lot. Would like to go over to the repeater on the south side next time.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

I'm a moderate hiker so this was challenging. 3 k's 330 meter elevation uphill. but well worth the views when you get to the top.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great short hike to fantastic views to the area surrounding Hailstone.
Once you get to the rock band below the fire lookout, you can go left and scramble or go right across the scree field then up through a shorter rock band. Personally I go left. This was my first SOTA (Summits On The Air - ham radio) solo activation.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The views from the lookout are amazing as well as great scenery through the whole hike. A fun hike and would really recommend. We just finished today and we're still dealing with snow higher on the trail so only did a there and back on the trail.

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Great day hike that can be started by 10 am and still have you back in Calgary by 4pm. There was a tone of wildflowers along the begining of the trail. Once you hit above treeline and make your way to the top there is a active fire watch tower. You are not able to go in, but there is a cement picnic table at the top for you to use. It got windy.

hiking
Friday, July 26, 2013

Was there July 14th, 2013 to "work off" the week long Calgary Stampede. The trail has suffered the same damage from the flooding that many other areas in Southern Alberta has encountered. We spoke to 4 people on horseback who turned around at the top area rest spot because of the risk from the sinkholes, however we continued on and once reaching the meadows the trail disappeared, washed away with so much silt covering any sign of the connecting trail. Reluctantly we crossed the marsh and hiked through a field before backtracking onto the same trail and returning the same route, 18KM round trip.

The Sheep River Falls are beautiful, the area along both sides of the river have some water damage but its still easily accessible.

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