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Engagement Peak Hike


  • Engagement Peak Hike



  • July 9, 2022



  • Ed, Erin, Rod, Oak, Todd



  • take Highway 1 west and turn right at the Lac des Arcs overpass, then turn left to cross back over the highway
  • take the ramp that brings you back heading East, and the parking area is in the ditch on the side of the highway about a km past Heart Creek on the right-hand side at what is known as the Quaite Valley trailhead
  • you start up a dirt road and at about 200 meters look for a narrow opening where you turn left (or watch for where the ridgeline on your left is at it’s low point and bushwack towards it)
  • the trail stays on the edge of the ridge for quite a while before it descents
  • some of the trail is easy to follow, but there are a lot of areas coming across and down the ridge where a tracking device is a must



Degree of difficulty:

  • 475 meters elevation
  • 9 km
  • the hike starts out flat but then quickly ascends up the mountain
  • the hike took us two hours and forty-five minutes



Interesting notes:

  • Engagement Peak is an easily accessible hike from Calgary
  • it provides a decent workout and has some scrambling sections that require confident footing
  • there are panoramic 360-degree views at the top of Heart Mountain, Mount Yamnuska, Grotto Mountain, Loder Peak, and many others
  • the mountain goes by many names, including Bears Bump, Razors Edge, and Biffy Peak