Rose Valley: City on the Edge of Forever
- 8.5 km
- 2.7 hours
Free Group Hike
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 10:00 AM
Nestled on the west side of the Rose Valley Reservoir, this trail begins as a nice flat service road until it meets up with the lake. Meander up the goat trail to the left, and follow it all way through the dense forest to Sweet Street and begin your gruelling trek upwards. Pass under the most incredible giant rock archway and dawn your sights upon a panoramic view of the valley. Continuing further, the struggle worsens, until finally reaching the viewpoint at City on the Edge of Forever. This is easily the best viewpoint in the entire network of the Rose Valley trails and should absolutely not be missed. This spot is ideal for a picnic, sunrise or sunset.
Begin the descent down by keeping right at all of the forks, passing directly next to the incredible cliffs that line McDougall Rim on your right. Over halfway down, take note of a magnificent boulder split in half over time as you walk through it. Keep right at the Rocky Candy fork to connect with the home stretch!
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|Seasons:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Difficulty Description:||Two moderate legs of the trail with a very steep ascent wedged in-between with numerous switch backs.|
|Dogs:||OK on Leash|
|Children:||Ages 10 and up|
|Cell Service:||Excellent (2016-Nov Telus)|
|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||140 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (group):||2.7 hours|
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|Distance:||8.50 km (round-trip)|
|Elevation at Start:||545 meters|
|Elevation at End:||545 meters|
|Elevation Minimum:||545 meters|
|Elevation Maximum:||931 meters|
|Elevation Gain:||675 meters (round-trip)|
|Elevation Loss:||-675 meters (round-trip)|
|Slope Up:||14.40% (round-trip)|
|Slope Down:||-12.80% (round-trip)|