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

Gorgeous larch hike!!

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked this trail on September 14, and it was snowing the entire time! Unfortunately couldn't see the views well, however the soft snowfall was extremely beautiful and peaceful. Took around 4 hours round trip. I wanted to go down to the water, although we were afraid we would miss the last bus out at 5:30 if we did that, so we just took a quick break at the top of the trail and turned back.

hiking
14 days ago

Easy family hike, we had kids with us ages from 5-10 and they had no problem finishing the hike. The hike was very pretty with all the fall colours showing in the bushes surrounding the trail. Although there is no great view until you reach the lake. It was muddy at some points but the kids enjoyed it trying to go through the water/mud on rocks and logs.

A decently easy hike without a steep incline to it. The trail was nice and Boom Lake at the end was most definitely worth the hike at the end.

Surrounded with some huge rocks it makes for a great spot to sit down and eat lunch while taking in the scenery. There was a loon calling, fish jumping and an eagle enjoying a fish dinner while I was there, making it even more enjoyable. I would do this trail again. I even lucked out and was able to chat with some Parks volunteers who were on the trail that day.

backpacking
16 days ago

Trail was well maintained and easy to navigate. It was a steady incline all the way up but there were lots of switchbacks and places to rest. With backpacks full of camping gear the hike took us 2.5 hours. Would definitely do the hike again.

16 days ago

Probably a 3.5. The trail is pretty mellow and would be good for lots of different fitness levels (although it’s not appropriate for strollers, wheelchairs, etc.).

The lake at the end is very pretty and the trail wasn’t too busy on a weekday mid-morning, however the scenery was pretty unremarkable until we got to the lake (which took a little while).

hiking
18 days ago

Went up September 5th...gorgeous spot. Moderate but steady grade up to the lake, trail is in good condition and well maintained. We had planned to head up Panorama Ridge after lunch at the lake but came across a grizzly in the meadow 15-20 minutes above the lake so we turned around. Will definitely be back!

Nice views!

hiking
27 days ago

Did this hike with two friends on August 23. It has a steady elevation gain the whole way up but not too steep (took us about 2 hrs up). Lots of short plateaus that allow you to catch your breath/take a water break before starting the next incline. Multiple bridges to cross with pretty views of streams.

The lake itself is very beautiful and is surrounded on 3 sides by mountains. We could see a waterfall at the far end of the lake that would be fun to paddle to if one hiked up with an inflatable SUP. We also could hear/see Loons out on the water.

There is a lovely grassy, tenting area. Several small picnic tables are scattered around and we also saw that there is an outhouse and food cache area for hanging your bear bag. Lots of options to extend your hike from there (we saw signs for Moraine Lake, Boom Lake, O’Brien Lake, and a meadow hike). Would love to return one summer to camp up there. We did the trail to O’Brien Lake after and it took us an additional hour to get there. The return trip, including O’Brien Lake took approximately 2.5 hrs.

hiking
29 days ago

Great views, a bit of smoke near Moraine Lake.
The trail does not easily reach Eifel lake and you need to scramble .5 km. to reach the water.

Get to the parking lot by 7am. It’s real, get there early.

One of the first hikes I completed after moving out west. Trail was in great condition with some muddy sections that were easily avoided. The lakes are absolutely stunning. We booked a site at the backcountry campground located at the lake and stayed the night. Next time I would probably just hike back out, rather than carry the extra gear required for an overnighter.

Majestic - if you enjoy the journey with friends regardless of the destination then this trail is for you!

Other than the smoke, great mix of topography and great day hike. Take time to break at lake for a snack.

Great hike!

Nice accessible hike to a great lake. Great for beginners, the trail is a bit uninteresting along the way, but the lake is worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, once you get past the 1.2 mile mark it’s relatively easy going. Great views of the ever changing moraine and seen a marmot up close too!

backpacking
1 month ago

My family and I backpacked into Taylor Lake at the end of July. Super beautiful location, the lake is stunning!!

I wouldn’t rate this as an “easy hike”, it’s a steady climb all the way up and especially with a 40 lb pack it was moderate.

My crew made it up in about 2 hours, and rewarded with an amazing stay up there for two nights. The picnic tables made food prep and eating a breeze.

We hiked into O’Brien Lake the next day for some more fishing, always fun fishing for Cut Throat Trout.

All and all, this hike was awesome!

Awesome trail ! Lots to see, great view of the lake. Does tend to be pretty wet and muddy at some points.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Very few folks out here today. We ate lunch at the lookout by ourselves for 1/2 hr. The view of Moraine was great and the last km offered great views of the glacial valley and Eiffel Lake.

start of our 4 day backpacking trip. nice trail. Lots of ups but doable. twin lakes are very nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike that included 6 adults with varying hiking experience and 6 kids ranging from 6-12. A little muddy in some spots but quite a nice trail. The lake was amazing however there were a lot of black flies closer to the water. We settled for lunch on one of the many large boulders set further back and enjoyed the scenery. It’s a little bit of a balancing act navigating close to the water as the rocks weren’t always stable. I’d do this hike again.

1 month ago

Great hike, a bit of a slog up but well worth it. Lots of wild flowers and beautiful lake . Picnic area has tables. Saw a bear on the way down so watch out!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Lots of switch backs with some pretty stead incline for the first 2.4 km and then the rest of the trail to Eiffel Lake is relatively flat. Breathtaking views of Moraine Lake and the mountains. Probably one of my favourite hikes!

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Arrived at Moraine Lake by 820 am and the parking lot was full. We were able to park on the road but 2km from the trail head. The beautiful hike made it worth while..the crowds dispersed at the trail to Sentinel Pass. The lake was a beautiful spot for lunch. Still snow on the avalanche chutes and you could hear some avalanche activity along the trail. A great day ended with breathtaking views around Moraine Lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Once you get past the elevation gains at the beginning, you are treated to a gorgeous lake surrounded by forest and mountains.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy and relaxing hike. I got to the trailhead around 8:30 AM on a Saturday. I only passed two other couples on the way up and had the lake to myself for a while. On the way back I passed lots of hikers on their way to the lake and the parking lot was full when I got back to my car. I would recommend getting an early start to beat the crowds. Also, there were quite a few muddy spots along the trail that you have to deal with, but other than that the trail is in good shape.

Easy hike but really nice views!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike with breathtaking views. Most elevation gain happens during initial 10-11 switchbacks. Trail is pretty wooded in this switchbacks. After that there will be intersection-one goes towards Eiffel and another goes toward Sannitel pass. Then Trail goes to open area with breathtaking scenery and almost minor elevation gain. As of June 23 still about 6 snowy sections and some avalanche debris. Bring hiking poles - your knees will thank you downhill especially during switchbacks.

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