Vision Quest Ridge Scramble Trail

HARD 22 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
874 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

27 days ago

Awesome views! Lots of snow at the near the top. Didn't make the summit as the buckle was covered with snow which made it pretty risky with no ropes.

hiking
1 month ago

Straight up! Literally. Take water. Lots of it. Absolutely it 1/2 way up the wind gusts, so hold onto your cap.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Was a hard climb. Lots of loose scree in spots. Very vertical, so if you have a fear of heights probably not for you. Hiking poles saved me a few times. The views on this hike are amazing.... totally worth the hard work

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

5 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.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

10 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!

hiking
11 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!

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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!

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Very steep climb! Incredible view

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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!

hiking
Thursday, January 21, 2016

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