Larch Valley Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Larch Valley Trail is a 6.7 mile out and back trail located near Alberta, AB that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from June until August.

6.7 miles 2658 feet Out & Back

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lake

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hiking
27 days ago

What a beautiful hike. We were blessed with a great sunny day. After a series of 10 steep switchbacks, you are greeted by the magnificent Larch Valley forest and its Larch trees that turn yellow in early autumn and the awesome valley of the 10 peaks as a background. We would rate this as a moderate but challenging hike. It is a busy trail so start early. We pushed on to the base of the Sentinel Pass for some more gorgeous views. Definitely recommend this hike especially during early autumn.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Very beautiful hike! It starts out with switchbacks as soon as you start out - you're climbing for the first 45 minutes or so. Then it opens up to the beautiful valley. Worth seeing the larches during the fall seasons for sure! Was very happy we started out earlier as the trail was packed coming down.

2 months ago

Great hike. Larch trees in full golden color. Glad we did it Friday, as tomorrow it will be packed with scenery seekers.

2 months ago

Beautiful place to hike but very busy with tourists.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing! Outstanding! Highly recommend - especially in Sept.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike. Would have been much better if it wasn't so cloudy in the morning. However, towards the end of the hike, it started to clear up and it was beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful in the fall, but expect the trail to be completely packed with tourists (as Moraine Lake area usually is). Despite the heavy population, it's very worth it. Easy hike! Add difficulty by continuing to sentinel pass.

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Best place to hike during Fall season. The larches are beautiful! It's a beginners hike for me. You have to be in Moraine Lake parking lot before 9am or you will not find a place to park.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Beautiful especially during Fall with the changing colours

hiking
3 years ago

Very beautiful!!

hiking
4 years ago