1.1 miles
Distance
237 ft
Climb
-791 ft
Descent
00:43:33
Avg time

Mt Ida East Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Mt Ida
    Salmon Arm, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    Apr to Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #88425 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

Old Mt Ida Hiking Trail (Shuswap Outdoors). Very spotty maintenance in recent years. hike a bike to get to the ridge. Great views of Deep Creek Valley and N. Okanagan. Check locally re blowdown clearing.

Access Info

Unmaintained FSR starting East of Salmon Arm Cemetery on Foothill Road. Very deep washouts - 4x4 only. Limited parking at the Saddle between 2 peaks of Mt Ida.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mt Ida East Ridge hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -554 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,469 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,154 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,072 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,518 ft
  • Grade
    -9.518%
  • Grade max
    -54.211%
  • Grade min
    40.491%
  • Distance climb
    2,478 ft
  • Distance down
    3,243 ft
  • Distance flat
    98 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:07
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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      Mt Ida East Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jan 3, 2021 @ 7:50pm
      Jan 3, 2021
      Annual snowshoe up to the first 360 viewpoint on East Ridge Trail. 6km each way. Trail now set! Usually others have done it as well but this...
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 10:06pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      This was in so much better condition than last year! Big thanks to whoever went through erlier and cut up some of the downed trees, I have now...
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 3:47am
      Aug 2, 2018
      This was done end of July, then the down hill section. There are about 3 trees left down (branches removed) after crossing the bridge. Hopefully...
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      edwardbear (Oct 2, 2018 at 16:29)
       Despite reading the access info for all trails and access roads I am at a loss as to the best route up mt ida. Any suggestions. I am coming from vernon but thats not that relevant.
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      JoeDick STAB (Oct 8, 2018 at 16:41)
       there is not a best access. hike a bike mandatory. lots of moto traffic around this area. this is a wilderness route. it’s worth while if you are into what it has to offer.
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      edwardbear (Oct 9, 2018 at 19:10)
       thankyou 'joedick'. the mt. has always intrigued me, and a hike a bike has never steered me away. if anything it would attract me. as per my first post, is there a suggestion/recomendation as per the way up or down. winter is a comin.......
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      JoeDick STAB (Oct 11, 2018 at 11:56)
       the out and back up the north side to the repeater tower is the fastest route I would guess. there are a pile of old roads and moto trails out there is you want to try and link up a circular route. the trail up the SW side is very steep. enjoy.
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      • + 1
      edwardbear (Oct 11, 2018 at 18:29)
       thanks.
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