Ridgemont on Foot

November is a good time to reflect on the season and recharge your batteries. You never know what you are going to get for weather this month or what activities will be available. Skiing, hiking or biking, maybe all three?

To play it safe this month’s route will focus on a hike or trail run on some lower elevation trails. Start off in Ridgemont heading up the new Cemetery By-Pass easier route. This was designed for younger kids and less skilled trail users. It’s a nice gentle grade, with some switchbacks to take you to the top. Stay right and walk or run down Scary Trail to the lower section of Space Unicorn (formerly Broken Hip). Cross the road and stay left on Elk Valley Trail (segment of the Trans Canada Trail) for a level grade and nice views of the mountains. Cross Coal Creek Road, go over the bridge and continue on the Elk Valley Trail. Head up the wide trail around a few corners before it levels off and descends. Stay right and follow the trail back to the barn on Montane.  

Distance: Approx. 5 km
Time: Approx. 1 hour
Difficulty: Blue