M'Clintock West Ridge

MODERATE 2 reviews

M'Clintock West Ridge is a 1.9 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Distance: 1.9 km Elevation Gain: 238 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

running

views

wildlife

rocky

off trail

From the base of the gravel pit, walk straight up the pit to the opposite corner. Or, if it is boggy, follow the obvious truck trail for a couple hundred meters and walk across to the other end of the gravel pit. Climb up to the trees and look for a small trail. This trail meanders up the hillside to the first viewpoint, and at times may not be visible for short intervals over rock. After the first viewpoint, the trail somewhat vanishes. Stay along the edge of the rock face and scramble up a small rocky area to the second viewpoint. From here, you can head back down after enjoying the views over Marsh Lake, or you can continue to explore a little higher up the ridge.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Short and sweet. You have the ability to make the hike more or less "scrambly", depending on your preference. Path is obscured with October snow but general route is relatively obvious. Very enjoyable

hiking
5 months ago

Fun little hike before swimming at Marsh Lake. some orange forestry tape was attached to trees to show you the path from the parking lot (a few minutes of bushwacking needed before seeing the clear trail).Beautiful view of the lake at the top!