Abbott Ridge is a 10.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,018 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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3 months ago

Wonderful hike and view on the ridge. A long ascent but not a technical trail! Technical only if you walk on the ridge pass the trail end. Have fun and bring a lot of water!

4 months ago

One of my favourite hikes in rockies. The 360 panorama view of Rogers Pass and its surrounding glaciers is breathtaking. That said it is a tough climb so be fit and bring lots of water.

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4 months ago

This was an absolutely incredible hike! Yes, it’s steep! The grade is fairly constant. After we passed the lake, we took the short cut to the right. It’s easier to go up the short cut and come back the long way. At the top, the views were 360 degrees! Mountains and snow and glaciers! If I can do this with a spinal cord injury and my husband with an injured knee, almost anyone can do it!

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5 months ago

Steady grade all the way, took the short route up from the lake and the long route back down, recommend this. Views from the ridge are spectacular!

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5 months ago

Awesome hike with a climb all the way up, never too steep. 100% worth for the views and big rocks at the top, perfect for sitting to enjoy lunch. Took about 2 hours to go up (decent pace). We loved it!

5 months ago

Not technically difficult but very physically demanding hike. It’s basically a constant steep climb all the way to the top. Above the lake you reach a meadow that gives a bit of a break. Very hard but very beautiful hike and the views at the top are well worth the effort. For a fit person plan on at least two hours up and an hour and a half down. There’s only one snow patch left to cross and it didn’t give us any trouble. Great hike.

6 months ago

This is a difficult, but wonderful hike, worth the high elevation gain, and recommended 6.5 hours (or more if you have time) to to enjoy it. The trail starts steeply in the trees, but if you're in good shape, keep going, the elevation gain becomes less intense after the lake. The lake is not much to look at; snap a mountain reflection picture, and keep going to get away from the bugs. Just after taking a right for the "short way," you'll come to a rocky area with a little view. The trail climbs up to a beautiful meadow with a great view of the mountains behind, and the back of the mountain you're about to go around. You'll see weather station equipment, and maybe a little pond. Go up, and to the right at a little fork that goes down the long way if you go left. Traverse a small snow field as views of the other side of the mountain open up. Hike up the ridge, and you'll see the true meaning of a "panoramic" view - amazing mountains, snow fields, and glaciers, something to delight the eyes everywhere you look!

trail running
6 months ago

Absolutely fabulous mountain & glacier vistas with seasonal alpine flowers make this a must do hike for outdoor enthusiasts.

hiking
6 months ago

One of my favourite hikes! 1100m of up but the 360° views are amazing, as well as Mt Sir Donald and Illecillewaet glacier.

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6 months ago

hiked 3.4 miles one way to the research building, still snow beyond that. The first part of the hike is in the rain forest . The trail is easy to hike on very soft, beyond the lake it’s a bit more rocky with stunning views
all and all a tough hike because it’s steep
but worth it

hiking
7 months ago

I hiked (attempted to hike) this trail yesterday but only made it about 3/4 of the way before turning back. The trail up to the lake is decent with minimal snow. However, once I started up the trail to the ridge I soon realized the snow was way too loose & I definitely fell through to my waist a few times. I followed some old boot tracks up the ridge before I finally gave up and decided it wasn’t worth falling through a crevasse. Great hike though, definitely a workout! Go prepared & stay off the ridge for now

7 months ago

Did it couple days ago, still quite snowy. The road is closed and some bridges are removed in the area, but you can do this walk. Up to the lake and viewpoint (nice views!) is quite duable with regard to the snow, but we returned here because the snow thereafter got too deep.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

hard work very rewarding.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

It is amazing view.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

This was hard but so worth it... the views were extraordinary for me.

hiking
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tough hike. Worth it for the great views

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Spectacular hike with amazing views. Difficult but worth it. Do watch for bears.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Fantastic hike. We loved it, totally worth the hard work for the amazing view!!!! ❤️

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

World class day hike, one of my favorites and one i have returned to several times.

hiking
Sunday, August 17, 2014

It is an August day, great weather with the trail head at Illecillewaet Camp ground and an easy old railway grade then with a left turn you will past the foundation ruins of the Glacier town site and then take an acute right turn to a steep switch back 2.2 klm stretch uphill for 425 metres gain to Marion lake. Trail eases off a wee bit after the lake for 4.6 Klm and a continual elevation gain of 655 metres. (short cut route steep to weather station and often used when snow slides cover main trail.) Weather station hut 150 meters below ridge and approximately 1 Klm from trail end. Trail finding and scramble possible further along ridge to summit. Incline rate 5.1 to Marion Lake and 6.9 averaged from the from lake onward.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2011

Great view of sir Donald, outhouse with 10/10 view. Well worth the hike.

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