Blueberry Hill

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Distance:
15.1 km
Difficulty:
Moderate
Elev. gain:
321 meters
Time required:
4 - 6 hours
Bikes permitted:
Yes
Dogs permitted:
Yes

Directions to trail head

From the intersection of highway #1 and highway #40 turn left and head south on highway #40. Proceed for 50 kilometers on highway #40 and turn right on Kananaskis Lake Trail. Drive 9 kilometers on Kananaskis Lakes Trail and turn left into the Elk Pass Parking Area.

Hike Description

The trail to Blueberry Hill is a very popular trail for cross country skiing in the winter and is probably the most scenic spot I have come across for a picnic. At the Blueberry Hill Lookout there is both a picnic table and a fantastic view of Upper Kananaskis Lake, Mount Lyautey(to the west) and Mount Indefatigable (straight north). The Elevation Profile below shows the general terrain of the area but includes the Hydroline trail.


To get to Blueberry Hill the shortest route totaling approximately 15 kilometers return involves following the trail to Elk Pass for 4.5 kilometers to the intersection with the trail to Blueberry Hill. The trail to Blueberry Hill from the intersection of the Elk Pass Trail is an additional 3.7 kilometers (one-way). As I already noted, the view is fantastic.


Mount Indefatigable and Upper Kananaskis Lake from the Blueberry Hill Trail Lookout


If you want to add a few kilometers you can return via Elk Pass and the Hydroline Trail. I have included as two separate files Blueberry_Hill_GPS_Track which is the track directly to Blueberry Hill via the Elk Pass Trail and Blueberry_Hill_Elk_Pass_Trail that includes the trail continuing on to Elk Pass and return via the Hydroline Trail.


Follow the link to a larger version of the Google Earth image of this trail via flickr.



Hike Photos

Elevation Profile Image

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Blueberry_Hill_GPS_Track.gpx27.68 KB
Blueberry_Hill_Elk_Pass_GPS_Track.gpx205.12 KB