Read's Ridge & Mount Sparrowhawk Trail

HARD 6 reviews

Read's Ridge & Mount Sparrowhawk Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dead Man's Flats, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4580 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Completed this one August 20, 2016 some of the best 360 degree views in all of Alberta. The way up is quite the grind but well worth it! the We descended skiiers left of reads ridge on the way down and met up with the Sparrowhawk Tarns trail eventually, although I would not reccomend this descent route personally. All in all a great hike with some light scrambling and also a 10,240 foot summit is something to be proud of I'll definitely be back! :)

hiking
9 months ago

snowshoeing
Monday, November 30, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My third time back to the Spray Lake Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada, but I was even more impressed by the views than the very impressive first two times !!!

Here's a link to a very good description of the route. http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Mount-Sparrowhawk-near-Canmore-AB-11160

hiking
Saturday, July 26, 2014