Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Canmore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Amidst cement, mining plants at the start, not well marked and confusing, very steep gravel inclines. Surprised no one has provided this insight. Once you get a bit in it is private and the gorge is nice but I fell once given the gravel on a very steep hill and almost fell another. Not another sole around both in the parking lot and on the trail. ???

Awesome hike on the way up. Steep and challenging, but well worth the trek once you reach the top. The only issue I had with this hike was on the way down. What looked to be a path was definitely NOT one. It led me off trail and into the forest for some bushwhacking. Luckily, I managed to get to a road and found myself a couple of kilometres from the EEOR parking lot. Important note: as you are descending, stay left!

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely stunning! I took the "hard" route, which wasn't too bad. The hard route is rewarded with stunning views of Canmore and the valley, and provides a pretty nice workout to boot. The two lakes at the top of the hike are beautiful, which offer a color transition due to the algae(?) in the water. Would definitely recommend this to anyone heading to Canmore!

walking
2 days ago

Quick and easy trail. “Difficult” option isn’t very challenging. Good views at the top

on Grassi Lakes Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Super easy trail. The trail splits up and there is an easy hike and a difficult one. The easy one is very very easy, super wide train, good terrain, quick walk to the top.

If you go left at the fork and take the difficult on, it has a much better pay off - you have to walk across a small stream at certain points, there is a beautiful view of a waterfall, the view down to towards the lake is gorgeous as well. The hike includes a easy/moderate incline, until the end which includes some stair which were backed up a little and slow going as it was a weekend with lots of people, and people were trying to go up and down.

The lakes at the top are nice, and if you keep going, theres also people rock climbing and you can climb into a couple of the small caves right near the ground to take pictures and explore with kids.

We went the hard way up then took the easy way down. Good option.

Easier Hike! Takes about 30-40 minutes to hike up and about 25 minutes down! Lakes at the top worth it !

So beautiful!! Would recommend the clockwise direction and bringing lots of sunscreen because most of the hike is quite exposed

Amazing views... go clockwise... you won’t regret it!

Amazing hike! Such stunning views and a gorgeous ridge walk. Would recommend doing it in the clockwise direction (starting from the trail before the parking lot) just because the scramble up, in my opinion, would be harder to go down! 360 views, would definitely recommend! This took my friend and I 5 hours in total including breaks for photos, lunch at the weather station and general breaks to enjoy the view!

Rated hard.. it mean it. Not for average joe Doe.!! Make sure you are physically fit for this hike.

on Grassi Lakes Trail

hiking
3 days ago

This was a great hike that my family and I took while staying in Canmore. We took the harder trail up and the easier trail down. It started raining about 15 minutes after we started, but it was still beautiful and worth the hike to the top. Glad we took the harder trail first in the rain as the steps to the top were easier to climb up when slippery.

An amazing hike. Definitely recommend doing the loop in a clockwise direction. The scramble up is challenging but coming down that section would scare me! Both my gps and my partners gps came up with this being a 12.5!km hike.

walking
4 days ago

Nice and easy hike

Trip on Jul. 14. A perfect day for hiking.

mama black bear with cubs on the trail. Unable to complete as she kept coming back and wouldnt get off the trail.

This is an awesome hike. Lots to see, a challenge to get though the gorge but fun. Your going to get wet so bring dry shoes!

It was green good elevation but green

hiking
7 days ago

Great family hike, our 4 year old had no trouble making it to the top and back down under his own power. I carried our 3month old in an infant carrier. Great place to have a picnic lunch beautiful views.

Nice easy walk took the easy route with the kids.

I just did it this morning. Followed other people’s suggestion, I went the hard way up and the easy way down. It was not a long or hard hike, but there was a lot to see. Lake, fall, water, rock climbing!! When you reach the top, the view is fantastic! There is little fish in the lake too

Amazing hike with lots of significant spots and lookout points. Going down the hard way the paths were hard to navigate and found are selves in the middle of the woods.

First time up EEOR this morning. Amazing day, no wind and no clouds. Very well marked with blue squares all the way up. Challenging climb with some scrambles but overall very doable for a novice like myself. Can’t wait to get out again.

Amazing views! Take the easy way up and the more difficult way down! Totally worth it

Hiked this trail on June 13th at around 1030am, clear sunny sky. Cold at first but we dressed in layers so we were good all the way up and down. started on the more difficult trail and took 55 minutes to the lakes. The lakes look even better in person you can also spot some mountain climbers behind the second lake. We did this hike with our 5 month old, 11,7 and 5 year olds. We returned on the easy trail just for the experience.

Assez difficile mais Très belle pour débuter la semaine. Une première

Definitely take the more difficult route at least one way to get great views of the waterfall that are otherwise not seen on the easy hike. Lakes are beautiful

10 days ago

The view of the waterfall is gorgeous and the lakes up top were a nice surprise! A shorter hike but totally worth it.

hiking
10 days ago

So beautiful and an interesting hike that takes you through very shallow water, up rocks, etc. The lakes are a nice “prize” at the top—gorgeous water!

hiking
10 days ago

This trail is challenging at times but the views are incredible. It is quite windy at the top of the ridge. I felt like Dumbledore when he was in the cave in search of horcruxes while I waited for the wind to calm down. It was 31 degrees when I started the hike however it rained and hailed at the top of the ridge so layer up. Everyone suggests starting this trail at the left of the parking area but I couldn’t find it so I did it the other way around and it wasn’t too bad. Lots of climbing at the top and some areas are a little steep but very manageable. I would highly recommend bringing hiking poles.

Did this hike today with some of my friends. Going up we ended up off the main trail. Lots of exposed rock so make sure you wear shoes with lots of grip. On our way down the main trail we realized that the trail is marked with blue squares painted on the rocks. Look out for those along the way and enjoy the scramble! Amazing views of Haling Peak. :)

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