Parker Ridge

EASY 18 reviews

Parker Ridge is a 3.2 mile 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
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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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Amazing to see my girls' first "on top of the world" moment. Beautiful trail up and rewarding views at the lookout. Make sure to take the trail to the apex (rock shelter) for the full extent of the wind off the glacier. Fun little hike that was not too difficult.

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8 months ago

10 months ago

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10 months ago

Excellent! It looks like an ok hike at the trailhead, but incredibly worth it! I thought to avoid the tourist trap and find something more remote, but I'm so glad we did it!

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

Perfect quick hike with an amazing view

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Great hike with amazing views!

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Monday, October 12, 2015

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Great trail with awesome views, with not a lot of effort put in to get those views. The trail can have some traffic but it is well worth it. Best times to hike this trail are morning or later afternoon. Wilcox Pass is across the parkway, which is a more difficult trail with more great views and higher than normal chances of seeing Bighorns and Goats.