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    Old Baseline Lookout

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    10.8 km
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    701 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Getting to the Old Baseline Lookout can be the hardest part as it involves a dirt access road and poorly signed trails, but it’s all worth it when you get to the top and enjoy the small shelter. The fire lookout is no longer in use; however, it makes for a worthy destination, and the views are incredible.

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    Route Description for Old Baseline Lookout

    Hiking the Old Baseline Lookout Trail requires knowledge of the route and a good sense of direction. You will see the tower from the road on your approach, so as long as you have your bearings, you can locate the lookout easily. Begin on an old decommissioned fire road, and make your way up towards the lookout tower. Once on the trail, you will have an easy time finding the top.

    Getting to the Old Baseline Lookout Trailhead

    The Old Baseline Lookout Trail is most accessible from Rocky Mountain House. Join the AB-752 W for 54.0 km before turning left onto a dirt road. Travel 4.0 km along the dirt road before pulling over for the Baseline Lookout. You will be able to see the prominent structure on your approach, making the objective easier to locate.

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    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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