The views from Raspberry Ridge are excellent due to the fact there is active firelook-out on top.another highlight this time of year is the variety of wildflowers in the forested section.There are two ways to go up once you reach the first fork at the 3.7km. mark.We will take the less steep way up which is almost 2 km. longer but not as piggisly steep.We will decent the steep way down.I have done both ways.Total km. return would be 11.8 km.and elevation would be 645M.total hike time 4-5 hrs.This hike would rate as hard moderate.Be aware of your physical ability to do this hike.I will meet you at the tourist info centre in Longview at about 9:A.M.My cell number is[masked]-3790. You can text/phone or email me thru the site if you have any concerns. Give yourself one hour if driving from the south end of Calgary to get to Longview.If you need a ride from Calgary use the comment section and perhaps another hiker could give you a lift.
What to Bring:
Your hiking boots,backpack with lunch,snacks and min. 2 litres of water.,jacket,poles bug/bear spray.NO SUMMITEERS,SPEED FREAKS,RUNNING SHOES,BLUE JEANS.WE WILL HIKE AT A MODERATE STEADY PACE WITH LOTS OF CATCH YOUR BREATH/PHOTO BREAK ......After the hike we could stop at Highwood House or Longview for a beverage/snack break.DOGS OK BUT HAVE TO BE ON A LEASH AND NOT BE PARONOID OF STEEP DOWNHILL DECENT