Flag Hill Trail Guide

Flag Hill Trail Guide

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WHERE THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER MEETS ABRAHAM LAKE

The short hike up Flag Hill above Preacher’s Point takes you to some nice views of Abraham Lake and the Kootenay Plains.

Published on September 15, 2016 | Last updated on November 2, 2022

It’s a quick hike but there’s no reason not to bring a book along and linger for a while to enjoy the views.

Whitegoat Falls

Whitegoat Falls

AT A GLANCE

  • Distance: 16 km return
  • Elevation gain: ~75 m
  • Challenge Level: Easy
  • Trail type: There and back
  • Congestion: Minimal
  • Management: Kiska / Wilson PLUZ
  • Other Trail Uses: None

Trailhead: Approximately 59 km west of Nordegg and 31 km east of Saskatchewan River Crossing on Highway 11. Look for an abandoned driveway with a culvert on the side of the road.

THE TRAIL GUIDE

FLAG HILL ACCESS | 0.8 KM

  • 0.1 km | Look for a faint trail next to an old stream bed
  • 0.3 km | Base of the hill
  • 0.8 km | Top of Flag Hill

FLAG HILL RETURN TRAIL | 0.8 KM

  • Retrace your steps back to the trailhead

THE JOURNEY

From the old access where you parked, walk up along the edge of the forest along the road until you come across a dry creek bed and find a faint path. From there, make your way to the base of the ridge straight ahead. At the bottom of the ridge the trail becomes obvious, making it’s way up the hill to the makeshift flagpole.

The trail to Whitegoat Falls

The trail to Whitegoat Falls

The trail to Whitegoat Falls

The trail to Whitegoat Falls

The trail to Whitegoat Falls

THE RETURN TRAIL

Head back to the trailhead following the same route as you did on the way up.

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