Parker Ridge

EASY 43 reviews

Parker Ridge is a 5.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
289 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

After a series of switchbacks youll be rewarded with dramatic views of the Saskatchewan Glacier headwaters of the Saskatchewan River. This is a must do trail along the Icefields Parkway. Help maintain this fragile alpine ecosystem by staying on the trail. Fairly short trail with most of the climbing at the start as the trail quickly gets above the sparse tree cover around the trail-head and then bends southeast. Once you reach the bend, when it level outs, you will start to get views of the glacial valley with the Saskatchewan Glacier on the northern end. Continue to walk to the end of the trial as the views only get better, look across the valley to the opposite ridge to view multiple waterfalls.

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9 days ago

Wow- what a spectacular view at the top. Wish we'd had more time to spend on the ridge.

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1 month ago

This trail is amazing. It has incredible views, wildlife, wild flowers (when the season is right) and glaciers! Once you get to the top, it would be in your best interest to explore the ridge. You might find a HUGE glacier. Count on spending extra time and mileage to get the most out of this hike. Definitely one of our favorites!

1 month ago

Did the hike on July 15th, 2017, and the scenery was breathtaking! I would definitely recommend this hike.

1 month ago

great strenuous hike. worth the views at top

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1 month ago

Loved it, easily assessable, good short hike, great views, would definitely recommend!

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1 month ago

Easy, family-friendly hike with easy to follow trail and great views.

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1 month ago

Great views a lot of fun