We hike to the top of our local skyline every year. The trailhead is on the Paul Lake Road at a small pullout. A sign at a person-gate calls this the Paul Creek Trail. There used to be a bridge across Paul Creek, but now we have to find a way across to keep dry feet. This is easier in the fall than in the spring. The trail then goes up the other side to a benchland. The trail up the slopes above follows the power line. A single track goes all the way to the high saddle between the two peaks. From a trail junction in the saddle, bear east to go up the higher peak. The trail angles northeast to the edge of the ridge and then switchbacks to the top. We did this 3.7 km route with 2200 feet elevation gain at the end of October.
Views from the top are worth the steep hike, but the top is always windy and cool too. Bring an extra jacket and a toque for the top. We have done this hike in every season, but spring and fall are the best times of the year to go up and down.
This would be the premier hike of our area if the access issues could be resolved. When we go, we do so quietly, leaving nothing but our footprints, respecting wildlife and the fragile grasslands ecosystem. We pick up after others and would gladly support any volunteer work to be done. We hope to continue to hike To the Top each year for as long as we can.