Bow Glacier Falls Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Bow Glacier Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberta, AB that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.8 miles 1202 feet Out & Back

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Bow Glacier Falls Trail runs along the shores of Bow Lake. Featuring the ice-blue glacial Bow Lake and stunning panoramic views of its headwaters. The trail starts at the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge just off HWY 93 (Icefields parkway). It wraps along the shore to the southwest corner of the lake, meeting a long rustic staircase that will take you up the hill into a valley where you can venture over to Bow Glacier Falls.

4 months ago

Hi fellow hikers!
I've seen that there are two tiers to the falls, do you know how you get up above the base tier to the higher level? Thanks so much!!

4 months ago

5 months ago

It took us almost 4 hours to complete the trail because we ended up going up the waterfall as well. The first part of the trail was easy and it progresses to moderate as you approach the waterfall. It's all worth it in the end though with the amazing views! It was a lot of fun.

1 year ago

Bow Glacier Falls Trail was great-- the staircase at the end is not to be underestimated. But even if you choose not to go up the stairs, the canyon mouth there would still be a fantastic place to sit and lunch. For as many people were in the parking lot, the trail was suprisingly uncrowded-- especially for a weekend and sunny day!