Vision Quest Ridge Scramble Trail

HARD 17 reviews

Vision Quest Ridge Scramble Trail is a 6.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

6.6 km
874 m
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


6 days ago

22 days ago

Insane view at the top, but this is not for the faint of heart. Be in good shape, have poles and good footing. If you want, you can go about 1/4 way and still get a great pano of the lake.

2 months ago

May 6 2017. Beautiful weather. Very hard but worth it. Would not recommend this for beginners due to the scree which you encounter about 1/2 way as well as the steep angle of the hike. I have knees that like to go one way - up - very hard on the knees coming down but just take your time. Definitely use poles. The wind at the top was very strong and cold due to our late spring - still snow on top. Wow - can't believe I did it! 3 1/2 hours to go up and 2 down.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Hiked this late February, trail had little snow and summit was easily accessible. Clear day and had amazing views!

7 months ago

did this hike late November and they are not kidding when they so difficulty hard. it is straight up and straight back down. walking sticks/poles would be a great idea. the view is incredible!

8 months ago

Beautiful hike. The climb was defiantly worth the view! A bit challenging as the incline was pretty steep with loose rocks making it a bit difficult. Overall awesome hike!

9 months ago

Was definitely more of a challenge once the weather changed; also made for zero views. Howeverthis hike was good and hard; can't wait to try it in the summer.

10 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the area, be prepared for a steep difficult hike to the top. well worth the struggle. I've done it nine times and would do it another nine. Enjoy!

10 months ago

10 months ago

10 months ago

Very steep climb! Incredible view

11 months ago

Challenging hike ! We are fairly inexperienced hikers. Very steep at some points. Steady incline all the way to the top. The views were 100% worth it though. Push yourself to go all the way to the tippy top of the mountain ! We hung out for an hour or so up there just to take in the views. Going down was more difficult than going up we found. That steep steady decline is felt in your knees big time. Would do it again.

Monday, May 02, 2016

It was a great hike, but fairly steep with lots of shale which made it quite tough. Fantastic view though!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Great Hike to a beautiful spot, bring a small tent and sleep on the summit!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It was a beautiful but hard hike.. Did it with a big group from work, and we found that at the summit we had to set up fixed lines because it was to dangerous to free climb.. The hike is dangerous once you get past half, because the trail turns to shale and it's hard to have a good footing, and a lot of loose rocks are dislodged. It took my group of 44 guys 3 1/2 hours to get to the very top

Monday, June 23, 2014

After entering the trail head marked "not a designated trail" to the north of the waste transfer site parking lot and strolling through all of the accompanying debris along the path...
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We were pleasantly placed in a beautiful wooded hike up the hill : )
As the trees started to thin out, the mountain really started to show its vertical presence. Stoping to take a breath we looked back, seeing the highway below we were amazed how far we had trekked as well as the dramatic change in the view that accompanied it. We then continued on and after climbing up for an hour, we stopped on the second large rock face to enjoy the majestic view of Abraham lake and Mount Michener.
Starting around 4 in the afternoon we anticipated not going all the way to the top. With a campfire waiting to be lit and food to be cooked back at camp we decided to head back.
The view on the way down the mountain face was spectacular. Small trees called out to have their picture taken.
Suddenly during our decent there was a very load roar coming from behind us which turned out to be three birds soaring down the side of the mountain overhead like a fighter jet team.
We walked leisurely through the woods back to the parking lot and once we hit the flat ground our legs went to jello : )
It was a truly amazing hike, which we cant wait to finish someday!!