Rasberry Ridge Lookout

MODERATE 10 reviews

Rasberry Ridge Lookout is a 9.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eden Valley, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
636 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Just a dusting of snow on the trail today until you crest the ridge (wow, it was windy as promised!). Layer up before you head over the top. Took the "assault" route up, which was steep but definitely doable and more sheltered than a longer ridge walk. The trail got a bit muddier as the day went on, but nothing to worry about. Great views, but it was far too windy and cold to spend very long at the top. We were 3hrs door to door and about 2.5hrs "moving time".

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little workout, especially the last click to gain the ridge. A little snow on the top now. I'd be interested if anyone has descended on the South Ridge Trail to make a nice loop.

hiking
3 months ago

Great challenge for beginners and fantastic for curious dogs if you know what I mean. Be sure to cross over to your the grassy side on your right once you pass the gate (thank you for the heads up reviewers). You'll spot the fire lookout from the forest, and the trail is pretty straightforward from there.

Windy at the top, expected but it also gets smokier as well with the wildfire smoke. Skies were still blue.

PS. We lost our friends driving to this location. Be sure it's Range Road 52A in LONGVIEW and not in Bragg Creek.

hiking
4 months ago

Janet is right. Don't take the logging/gravel road! If you are walking beside water you are on the wrong trail. The hike to the ridge (once we found it using this handy app) leads to stellar views on top; about 2 km casual stroll through the woods and then about 3 km of some steep terrain. Once you reach the top it is an easy walk in a meadow. Suggest take walking poles for the descent as the trail can be slippery and is steep. Go on a day with no smoke for the best views. I have inserted photos into our track if you want to see the views.

4 months ago

Really nice hike! Starts off as pretty forest path and opens up to beautiful views getting steeper and steeper as you near the lookout. I was a bit disappointed the area around the forestry lookout cabin is fenced off but understandable. Picnic table up top for lunch with a view. Wasn't too many people on the trail so made it nice. We did take off on the wrong route initially and went several kms in the wrong direction. Do not take the gravel road! From the parking lot head up what looks like an overgrown ATV/equestrian trail and from there the trail is well marked. This app shows a loop you can do but couldn't find it nor did any of the other hikers we encountered; this is more of an in and out hike. Also about halfway before you start the steeper section the trail splits, stay to the right. Enjoy!

7 months ago

The views from the lookout are amazing as well as great scenery through the whole hike. A fun hike and would really recommend. We just finished today and we're still dealing with snow higher on the trail so only did a there and back on the trail.

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Great day hike that can be started by 10 am and still have you back in Calgary by 4pm. There was a tone of wildflowers along the begining of the trail. Once you hit above treeline and make your way to the top there is a active fire watch tower. You are not able to go in, but there is a cement picnic table at the top for you to use. It got windy.

3 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 05, 2014