Survey Hill Guided Day Hike
A different kind of hike taking us through the Kootenay Plains to some amazing views of Lake Abraham, the North Saskatchewan River valley and the peaks of Ex Coelis Mountain.
The Survey Hill hike is approximately 16 km with an elevation gain of about 110 m on a well established trail. The hike starts on the Kootenay Plains and takes us along the North Saskatchewan River toward Abraham Lake. Just before the lake, across from Preacher´s Point, we veer off toward Survey Hill where we´ll be having lunch. From the viewpoint we have great views of the lake, the Whiterabbit Creek Valley and the surrounding peaks. Heading back we follow the trail into the forest back to the trailhead.
The tour includes your guide who will be highlighting the natural and human history of the area, a gourmet lunch and hiking poles. We offer transportation from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg or you can meet us at trailhead.
- Experience the classic views of David Thompson Country.
- Hike on an easy trail in a scenic area.
- See Abraham Lake and the North Saskatchewan River Valley from a new angle.
- Good potential to see elk, bighorn sheep and more.
- Learn about the natural and human history of the area.
This day trip is open to all hiking ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. You must be comfortable walking 13+ km in a variety of conditions. This tour is recommended for those 13 or older.
Join A Scheduled Tour
On select days throughout the summer, join a small group and head out on the trail. Pick one of these dates in the booking form below to reserve your spot!
Plan A Private Tour
Whether you want to head out by yourself with our guide or you´re planning a day of adventure for your group, this option is available daily from mid-April to early November. Let us take care of the driving or simply have us meet you at the trailhead.
- Activity: Hiking
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 16 km
- Elevation Gain: ~110 m
- Duration: 5+ hours hike
- Departure: Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg
- Destination: Kootenay Plains
- $95 per adult
- $510 for up to 4 guests
- $85 per additional guest
- $400 for up to 4 guests
- $60 per additional guest
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