Hailstone Butte Lookout

MODERATE 4 reviews

Hailstone Butte Lookout is a 3.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Eden Valley, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
3.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
323 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

scramble

Short trail up to the Fire Lookout on Hailstone Butte. There is a minor scramble to make it past the rock-band just prior to the ridge top. Be prepared for windy conditions.

1 month ago

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.

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
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.

hiking
10 months ago