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    475 m
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    3.4 km
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    Paula’s Ridge Hike


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    Paula’s Ridge Hike is just east of Mount Abraham and offers incredible views of Abraham Lake. If you are looking for a quick hike with a moderate amount of elevation gain and great views, this hike is an excellent choice. It’s a straightforward out-and-back route that climbs the ridge to a viewpoint before heading back down.

    Route Description for Paula’s Ridge Hike

    To find the trailhead to Paula’s Ridge, you will need to pull over between Hoodoo Creek and Windy Ridge. The trail begins on the clear ridge just east of Hoodoo Creek, giving you a significant landmark. Pull over safely and cross the highway. Begin making your way up the ridge on the faint path. Views will come into sight quickly, so don’t forget to admire the incredible Abraham Lake behind you if you need a break. Come to a viewpoint and take some time to enjoy the vistas before heading back down.

    Getting to the Paula’s Ridge Hike Trailhead

    From Saskatchewan River Crossing, travel 53.0 km east on Highway 11 before pulling over to find Paula’s Ridge.

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      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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