The Skyline Ridge Trail travels up the centre ridge in the upper Shannon Creek watershed. It is a direct line up to the alpine between Sky Pilot and Goat Ridge and encompasses some of the most beautiful terrain in the area. Skyline Ridge Trail offers views of Goat Ridge, the granite dome of Mount Habrich and the high alpine peaks around Sky Pilot Mountain. Future plans involve continuing Skyline Ridge Trail through to the Sky Pilot Valley Trail and will form an incredible day’s hiking through old-growth forest, spectacular alpine meadows and lakes to the lower alpine slopes of Sky Pilot Mountain. There, it will cross below the alpine massif of Sky Pilot and Ledge Mountains and link back to the Sky Pilot Valley Trail.
Access is via the Backcountry Access Road, staying right past the Sky Pilot Valley spur, across Shannon Creek and climbing slowly, staying left at the next fork as it climbs the west side of the ridge to gain the high ground.
Level of difficulty: Advanced/Backcountry
Distance: 24 km return
Estimated time: 6 - 8 hours return
Elevation Gain: 700 m