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snow
2 days ago

I would definitely rate the hike as difficult for inexperienced hikers. The trail is steep until you reach the ridge, I feel like with ice cleats and poles it’s much easier to summit with the snow to grip onto as opposed to dirt in the summer. One of my top seven under seven (ish) for sure, great hike worth the views. Today’s weather was ideal beautiful and sunny.

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rocky
snow
3 days ago

Trail is clearly marked and packed down. Micro spikes and poles recommend. Absolutely amazing views all around, definitely recommend doing this one

Summited on January 12. Beautiful and surprising panorama view at top. Challenging slippery trail with snow. Spikes and snowshoes are necessary. I love it!

hiking
5 days ago

Completed the trail yesterday on a perfect sunny Saturday. Tons of snow all the way up and we lost our way several times because very few people had done the trail since the last snowfall, but we were able to manage, even over the boulder field. The views though were worth the slog through the snow! We did eventually turn back just short of the peak because our boots and socks were completely drenched from the sometimes knee-deep snow (may want to bring snowshoes, although would be extremely cumbersome through a lot of the trail). We will definitely have to do it again in the summer!

I did on Jan 11th. Trail was covered with packed snow. Very steep , but end of trail was heaven. The weather was sunny, so perfect. I would like to recommend this trail with heavy icepickers. We thankful for having amazing view.

Did this hike today on January 12th. There was quite a bit of snow on the trail, but it was still easily visible. The snow was packed at first, but became fairly loose and deep higher up. It was still doable, but the loosed snow slowed us down a bit. Definitely a fun hike with beautiful views at the top. Took us about 4.5 hours, not going at a particularly fast pace.

hiking
10 days ago

Wow... We had a pretty unforgettable experience on this trail! We did it during May--it was hot and sweaty at the bottom, and we were literally waist deep in snow about two hours later. Then on the way down it rained for an hour. So I guess pack some layers! We didn't have crampons or poles or anything, so we had to turn back unfortunately. Loved the trail, highly recommend it, definitely challenging and for experienced hikers. I can't wait to come back and do it right someday!

Hiked this on December 28th. Microspikes and poles highly recommended. We weren’t able to make it all the way up due to avalanche risk, but we still made it up quite far

We did Kings Creek Ridge yesterday on a bluebird day. Packed trail but required microspikes, top portions was a little wind blown and snowshoes would have been nice on the ridge but we made the summit with no issues.

snowshoeing
17 days ago

beautiful hike but hard. very steep, we climbed 414m. we had snow shoes so didn’t go all the way since to top was really rocky and required a scramble. would go again but start much earlier.

hiking
18 days ago

This was definitely a unique hiking trip. We did this trip at the end of December 2018 on a Chinook day. The wind forecast was 135km/h for Opal Ridge for that day. The time we climbed it, Environment Canada reported 165km/h max gusts on Nakiska Ridgetop. It was definitely a windy climb, many times brutal wind lasted for about 1-2 minutes, then lightened again. You just brace yourself for that time, and once it's gone, keep going. Reaching the top in this weather made it even more satisfying. We loved it! The climb itself was steep but was manageable with crampons. It's definitely a "must do" trail.

hiking
21 days ago

All the reports of the road conditions are true. This is a trail you can get to with a car, but expect to take it very slow and possibly require repairs afterwards.

The trail is good. It’s not hard, but at the end of the summer, it was very smokey. Bring extra water.

Awesome trail, great views the whole way! Dress appropriately for this one- even in summer.

Completed this trail on Dec 19/2018. Navigating the boulder field in the snow was definitely the most challenging part. With all of the rocks covered in a layer of snow, very hard to tell where to step so progress was slow. I wish I read the other reviews prior to leaving, then we would have known to stay right.

Once we made it past the boulder field, the rest was fairly easy. Staying on trail was a touch challenging due to the fresh snow and no clear trail, but we found our way to the top.

The trail wasn’t icy, just covered with loose snow. However microspikes are still necessary for this time of year.

hiking
26 days ago

Definitely a moderate trail, there were tons of people all over the trail so if you want a quiet one during the summer this isn't the trail for you. At the top everyone was fighting for space to sit down and enjoy the views so we scurried off to the right of the top and had some peace and quiet to eat some soup. We used this trail to break up our harder ones and relax a bit but I did find the up was a bit boring, just a long slog but nice if you want to just enjoy yourself and have a long uphill walk.

hiking
28 days ago

Tonnes of snow half way up.. white out conditions with more heavy snow started and we lost trail about 200 metres from top so turned back .. got up about ~500 metre gain though to 7000 feet. Will be back on a clear day. Icy under the recent heavy snow. Microspikes and poles were needed today!

on Opal Ridge

29 days ago

Good hike for winter and summer. We did on early December 2018 and had no issue reaching the top point (ridge). Better to have spikes. It is windy and wind jacket is recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

The Begining of the trail is really easy, it gets more difficult when you reach the top of the mountain. Totally worth the effort! The view was incredible !

Awesome walk along the creek.We ended up walking the creek instead of the ridge but still worth it ..Beautiful views!! Spectacular frozen waterfalls.....love it ..will go back for the ridge in summer for sure

hiking
1 month ago

It was a gorgeous hike. We did it on December 8th 2018
Breathtaking views of creek and frozen waterfalls were everywhere. Saw few people doing ice climbing. Little tricky to cross creek few times.
Must do in summer.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and i really enjoy this hike. you can make it more strenuous by going as far as you can. It does get really windy in the open areas but the views are awesome!

1 month ago

Completed December 4th. Spectacular views well worth the effort! Good Micro spikes are needed for the way down. Can’t wait to try it again in summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Completed on December 2nd. Definitely need micro-spikes! Beautiful hike with 360 degree views.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views of Spray Lakes for the majority of the hike! We had to cut the hike short by a couple hundred meters as the snow became too deep. Definitely going to add this one to the list to do again in the summer!

Went today. Amazing. Do it.

hiking
1 month ago

Packed snow for most of it, no snow in places on the ridge. Spikes are good to have. Steady climb but really no exposed areas so is great this time of year. Route to ridge climb is really well marked and signed. Views from ridge line are truly spectacular! Trail closes December 1 for wildlife management.

on Read's Tower

hiking
2 months ago

To much snow to continue to Sparrow didn’t have the snow shoes on us - so we went up Reads instead! Great day! Not to windy not icy great Sunday hike - will be back to do the full route.

Tough climb but beautiful views of the peaks and valleys. We did this on Nov 17, trail was easy to follow - microspikes and poles a must.

hiking
2 months ago

Did without spikes today as light snow covering in places and bare for parts of hillside. I would take spikes with you regardless, in case it ices up or gets more snow. Fantastic views all the way along the ridge, and I wouldn't rate this as difficult as the elev gain is certainly there, but there is little to no exposure and good trail all the way to the summit. Powerline ROW for the first (and last) hour eases you into it and is a well defined trail if you want to start or finish in the dark. Reminder that this trail will be closed December 1 - June 15 for wildlife management so if you want to check it out you have the rest of the month.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful hike! parked at the closed parking area and walked across the creek, theres a clearly marked trail. its pretty steep the first few kms as you get up to the ridge, a few areas of exposure but mostly in the trees. we went up novemeber 11th and there was snow but some areas were still free of snow, alot more snow on the ridge, spikes are a must!!

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