Lime Ridge West

Clinton, British Columbia V0K 1K0

Lime Ridge West

Lime Ridge (West) Professional Review and Guide

"The hike to the ridge has much to offer by way of wildflowers and terrific views of the surrounding peaks and ridges. Even finer is Lime Ridge itself, 5.5 km long, as wide as a playing field for much of its length and inviting exploration in all directions. It is about a three hour hike to the ridge, but once there it is likely you will want to continue along it for a way before heading back."

Lime Ridge (West) Reviews

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7/18/2018
The start of the trail is not signed nor obvious but begins about 19 km up the Jesmond Road where a small creek cross underneath the road through a small culvert. Head into the trees close to the creek and pick up the trail. The path comes out alongside the boundary of a logging cut before emerging from the forest onto a powerline cut. There is no trail through the cut but proceed directly ahead with the creek on the left. Head into the forest to pick up the trail again. Since the trail is not maintained, it becomes inconspicuous and obscure throughout. Overgrowth of vegetation and dead falls contribute to the trail obscurity. The trail disappears at a marshy meadow but proceed ahead as the valley narrows and burnt trees provide open views. The path is good through sections of burned areas but disappears now and again. Up at the pass, there is an unsigned junction with a rough path leading left to Mad Dog Mountain and the right path which is marked by a couple of ribbons heading to Lime Ridge. There is a fire-pit here but no water. The trail switchbacks up the timbered slopes to the ridge but is obscure in places. Closer to the top, the forest thins and the ridge is in view. The trail disappears but it is easy to pick your way up to the ridge. This area is remote so be well prepared since it is unlikely you will meet another person.
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Trail Information

Clinton
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
2,690 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
92 P/4 Clinton
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