Taylor Lake is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberta, AB that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until August.
A long hike through a pretty forest trail that opens into a meadow of marshland and then a pretty lake surrounded by mountains. The larches had pretty much finished. The trail was quiet muddy and be prepared for the marshland just before the lake. It is quite soggy. Bring waterproof boots and an extra pair of socks.
We had initially planned to do a hike in Lake Louise on the long weekend but we got there too late and Lake Louise was too busy. On our way back to the Banff area we saw the sign for Taylor Lake and decided to pull over to do the hike. We definitely weren't prepared for this hike, we thought it was going to be way shorter than it was but it was absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend bug spray and waterproof shoes. The majority of the hike is in the shade and when you get to the top you walk through 500 meter of marshland before you get to any sort of dry area but man oh man was it nice up there. Had no idea that there was also a camping area, I would like to go camping there someday!
Beautiful and worth the trip up! make sure to have waterproof shoes! there's a marshy area near the top.
Beautiful scenery, relatively easy hike.