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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
360.00 m (1,181.10 ft)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.50 km (2.80 mi)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Excellent views. Wildflowers. Proximity to other adventures.

Cons

Lack of water. Exposed to sun and weather.

Trailhead Elevation

4,232.28 ft (1,290.00 m)

Highest point

5,413.39 ft (1,650.00 m)

Address

BC-97
Summit Lake, BC V0C
Canada

Features

Wildlife
Family friendly
Big vistas
Big Game Watching
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Stone Mountain Provincial Park
Northern Rocky Mountain Foothills, British Columbia

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