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Summit Ridge Trail

Stone Mountain Provincial Park

Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, British Columbia

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  • Trailhead as seen from the Alaska Highway.
- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Forest section near the trailhead.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Looking back toward the trailhead at the Alaska Highway.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • View looking up the trail from the first significant elevation gain. - Summit Ridge Trail
  • Indian paintbrush.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • View looking east.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Entering an alpine meadow. - Summit Ridge Trail
  • Arctic lupin.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Mossy blooms.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Glacial boulder remnants. - Summit Ridge Trail
  • Hiking Summit Ridge.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Rock cairn atop Summit Ridge.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • View of the Alaska Highway looking west from Summit Ridge.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Looking east at the foothills.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • View of Flower Springs Lake off in the distance. - Summit Ridge Trail
  • Looking over Summit Lake.- Summit Ridge Trail
  • Descending. - Summit Ridge Trail
  • View of Mount St. Paul to the north. - Summit Ridge Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Excellent views. Wildflowers. Proximity to other adventures.
Cons: 
Lack of water. Exposed to sun and weather.
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Region:
Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, BC
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Highest point: 
1,650.00 m (5,413.39 ft)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Total Distance: 
4.50 km (2.80 mi)
Total elevation gain: 
360.00 m (1,181.10 ft)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,290.00 m (4,232.28 ft)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Summit Ridge Trail is located near the east entrance to Stone Mountain Provincial Park and features a short but gradual uphill climb to a viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the Summit Lake area. 

The trail begins directly across the road from a pullout in the small creek drainage. Approximately 50 meters from the highway, the trail leads up and into the mostly pine forest clambering up the ridge. Hikers will find flagging tape that will lead up a series of steep elevation gains before reaching an alpine meadow about 1 kilometer from the trailhead. 

Continuing in a southwest direction through the meadow will lead to the final elevation gain up the stone ridge and to a large rock cairn marking the trail's final destination. From the viewpoint, full panoramic views looking down toward Summit Lake, Flower Springs Trail, and the Summit Tower Road can be enjoyed on one side and a beautiful unnamed river valley to the other.

Special Notes: Early summer is a great time to find wildflowers in the alpine meadow section of the trail. Also, late summer is a good time to find wild blueberries.

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