Parker Ridge

EASY 57 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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13 days ago

short but breath taking hike

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17 days ago

stunning Views wonderful Hike i would Rate it moderate

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1 month ago

Can't say enough great things about this trail. Power through the switchbacks for one of the most rewarding short hikes along the Parkway. And each time you rest, the view gets better and better. Be prepared for lots of wind!

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Beautiful hike with views of the glacier. The path to the top which is about 200ft further up offers better views of the valley and glacier.

1 month ago

Worth the hike

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2 months ago

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

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