Distance: 7.2 km (one-way)
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Elevation Gain: 343 m
Elevation Loss: 106 m

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

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Eagle Hill Trail is a scenic ride through foothills, providing great views of the Bow River Valley. The trail combines singletrack with doubletrack, which can be overgrown in a number of sections throughout the summer. Although the trail is maintained for summer use, I found loads of deadfall to be present at certain times of the year. Ride with care and stay on your toes when descending so you don’t run into one of the fallen trees. Eagle Hill may be ridden as an out and back, or as a lolly pop loop when combining it with Deer Ridge Trail. I would recommend skipping Deer Ridge altogether and to ride this one on its own.

At one point in time Eagle Hill Trail extended all the way from Dawson Recreation Area to Sibbald Lake Recreation Area. The section between Dawson and Sibbald is now almost all overgrown, hard to follow, and broken up by newly built log roads. It’s best to avoid this section altogether, about four kilometres in length. From Sibbald Lake Recreation area the trail is still intact and takes you to a scenic lookout point worth checking out if you’re camping in the area.

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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 trailhead southwest of the parking lot. The trailhead is well marked and heads west along the hillside.

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