Distance: 3.5 km
Time: 20 min – 1 hr
Elevation Gain: 213 m
Elevation Loss: 196 m

Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: June – October
Permit Required: No

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Deer Ridge Trail is a multi-use singletrack accessed via the Sibbald Lake Recreation Area. The trail gets very overgrown in the summer and is not the best option for a mountain bike ride; look to Eagle Hill or better yet Ole Buck Loop for a family friendly riding experience if camping in the area and looking to mountain bike. Deer Ridge winds its way around a swamp and can be very wet and boggy during the spring. Route finding around this track can be treacherous as the trail does not receive much attention. Riders will spend a large section of this trail walking, weaving their way through the swampy and mud boggy sections. There is no real reward for slugging it out on this trail. It may be best to leave this one for equestrians to explore; as this trail is most probably better on a horse.

Deer Ridge Trail may be combined with Eagle Hill Trail to create a loop about 6.5 km in length, if you still wish to explore this ride. Bring a compass and map or GPS devise as route finding on the overgrown trail is a challenge.

TRAILHEAD | N51 02.673 W114 52.136

From Hwy 1, take Hwy 68 south to Sibbald Lake Recreation Area. Park by the day use area bathrooms and look for the Eagle Hill and Deer Ridge trailheads southwest of the parking lot. The trailhead is well marked. Head west on Eagle Hill Trail for about 300 metres to the trailhead for Deer Ridge Trail; not marked. Look for a wooden bridge crossing a creek, to your left, to start Deer Ridge Trail.

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