NOT CLOSED. This is the best time to go, the current is very strong. The national park is closed to tourists. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to have the Canyon to yourself. Getting there is challenging because the road is closed to motor vehicle. It's roughly 20km each way. I did it on a bicycle. It's not bad the road is paved. The trail is a bit muddy in spots and there's a dozen trees that fell on the trail but very manageable. Few icy sections. I didn't need microspikes.

Great Trail for Hiking, specially if you have kids. Very friendly.

Closed till June 25 Due to Covid

hiking
3 days ago

Trail closed because of construction :/

mountain biking
blowdown
rocky
8 days ago

Fun adventure on an undulating trail in the forest along the river with big root systems and rocky slopes making it quite bumpy. Many logs across the trail slowed progress. From Canmore Nordic Centre, took Banff trail to reach trail head.

icy
snow
9 days ago

The first part was gorgeous and a clear pathway. As you go up to go to the next lake, there is too much snow to pass through at the moment. Also a ton of baby bear tracks everywhere. Will come back once the snow has melted.

hiking
muddy
snow
10 days ago

Nice wide flat trail, was muddy with sticky heavy mud and some snow still in areas today May 16, 2020. The high amount of mountain bikes made it a bit annoying. Most are courteous and pass politely with lots of space, but some would go flying past spooking our dogs and kicking up water. Would go back on bikes but not again for hiking.

Lots of snow still on both sides up. Great challenge! Took all day but it was good weather conditions and a good May long weekend hike!

A little icy at little times, but an amazing hike! Would definitely do again!

Definitely not what I was expecting as the trail rating is moderate. It was just a walk down a paved pathway with a bridge and staircase at the end and some slight incline, incredibly easy and more like a walk. That being said there is still some ice at the top and cleats would've been helpful! Beautiful views along the way

Very enjoyable hike! You can take the road/trail all the way, or make more of an adventure of it by walking more challenging routes running adjacent to the main trail. Beautiful scenery and nice environment to walk in. Not very difficult terrain but a long loop for the casual walker/hiker.

hiking
17 days ago

Went to the trailhead today to do this hike, but it was quite snow covered. Wouldn’t recommend going just yet! Ignore my rating :)

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

long boring and slushy snow.

This trail is absolutely incredible. We went in early September and I was concerned with cold temperatures. We had one cold night but besides that the weather was stunning. Taking the lift up to the top of sunshine is definitely the move so you can save your legs for the rest of the hike and you don’t miss any scenery considering you are down in the tree line. Take a second to appreciate the view looking back from the pass right before Egypt lake. Hiking back into the valley is stunning surrounded by peaks and glacier lakes. If you can take a trek up to pharaoh peaks to get a great panoramic view of the mountains and even see the very top of Mt. Assiniboine. Everywhere on this trail is beautiful. Shadow lake is a great lunch spot. It’s well maintained and the campgrounds are accommodating. 10/10 would recommend.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

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