Two O'Clock Ridge

MODERATE 14 reviews

Two O'Clock Ridge is a 11.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,128 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
28 days ago

This hike is rated as difficult on all the other information sources I’ve found. It is absolutely do-able but there are not many flat areas to rest your legs before the next relentless climb. This hike seems to be all uphill, all the time. It was fun and very very challenging. If you are new to hiking, this isn’t the place to start. The views at the top are amazingly beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike! Perfect weather and a great view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. We did the hike in around 4h 15m including breaks but it could easily have been done faster if we had brought food for our long break at the top...

hiking
5 months ago

My boyfriend, dog, and I really enjoyed this hike! I highly suggest keeping your dog on a leash and harness at ALL TIMES. There are marmots along the edge of the cliff just past the river that enjoyed taunting our dog and some areas where you are walking on the edge of a
100 ft+ cliff drop. This trail has very light traffic on the week days, be sure you have everything you need before starting your exploring.

Overall the trail was easy with a couple challenging steep areas with loose dirt and rock. Take mind on the way down: there are a couple points where the trail splits. We accidentally took a right where we should have gone left which led us down a very steep trail that at first looked well travelled, but came to an abrupt dead end. Keeping a steady pace with a few water/snack breaks, we completed the trail in 5.5 hours (including the time from back-tracking from heading down the wrong trail).

hiking
11 months ago

Gorgeous hike but definitely not an easy one! Steep climb all the way up and can be quite slippery on the way down because of the loose rocks.
Except that, the view all the way up and once at the top is amazing!

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Good work out all the way to the peak and back

Friday, September 30, 2016

One of my favorites.

Monday, September 19, 2016

A very steep climb all the way up, resembles the neighbor Tuff Puff, it was also a gruelling climb, but I loved it. Didn't quite make it to the summit, but we were on the second ridge from the main one, ran out of gas.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Did the hike again. Still great but not worth it if you hike mountains often as there are better hike further into the rockies. And yes it can be done in 4 hours as i have done it 3 times already but you have to be in good shape otherwise expect it to be longer.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Can not finish this in four hours. Unless you can run up a 45 degree incline for a few km... then back down it at a full sprint. Very pretty hike, but views at the meadow about 75% the way up are just as pretty as they are at the ridge. Average time 5-6 hours if you are in pretty good shape and take a few breaks for food & water.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Great hike with some amazing views. Enjoyed
The ascent to the top.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A nice hike hike with great views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and surrounding mountains. It can be done in about 4 hours if you are in good shape.

6 days ago

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016