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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.

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

hiking
18 days 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.

Beautiful!

hiking
1 month 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!

Hike out to Taylor Lake was a steady climb on a well trodden path through the trees the whole way. Beautiful once at the lake, a little boggy right at the lake. Continuing on to O’Brien lake was my favourite part. Still a lot of snow on the trail so had a little trail finding and boggy most of the way. Bridge across the river is broken but still pass able if you have long legs, I ended up in the river! If you have shorter legs follow the river slightly more upstream where it narrows and is passable.

Definitely makes you go “BOOM” when you see it!! Stunning view at the end!!! Not sure what the insect is called, but it looks like a little black fly, TONS of those at the lake and around it. We hiked to a spot where there was less of them.

it was ok. decently easy. lots of trees. then opens to the lake. no other views besides when you are at the lake. saw a decent number of people. lake was pretty.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
2 months ago

My family hiked here on May 27th. There were some slushy parts with snow and their melt making the ground pretty muddy and slushy in parts. We saw quite a few people easily doing the hike with sneakers but some nicer boots and gaiters would take away the yuck factor.

I hauled my kid up in a backpack weighing total of 50 lbs so it was a good workout and felt like uphill both ways but with a light pack it’s pretty easy.

At the end the view of Boom lake is amazing and did a nice picnic lunch on the rocks by the lake.

Fairly easy trail and worth the effort for the view at the end

hiking
2 months ago

Went there yesterday on May Long and overall a nice trail with gradual climb at the beginning, but still quite muddy and about half way in there began to have a good amount of snow. People walked out a slightly hard packed snow path but it is easy to step an inch or two off the path and get yourself into some knee deep snow so be prepared to bring extra socks because they will likely get wet on your way in & out.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail! Did with a doggo who also enjoyed it. No signs for Boom lake if you’re coming from Radium way, look out for the turning! Did with cleats on but would probably be fine without. Nice opening at the end where the snowy frozen lake is, would be pretty sweet in the summertime!

cross country skiing
5 months ago

We took our XC skis out February 21 and there was plenty of snow. Beautiful hike in the trees until we got to the lake where it opens up to Mountain View’s. Great trail we will come again.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Nice gentle incline the whole way. Solid path from the cross country skiers makes the walk up pretty good. Crampons not required, but the extra grip is nice to have. Up top, the trail softens up making snowshoes a requirement. I didn't make it to O'Brien as the path was unbroken and I was running out of time. Beautiful meadows, tons of larch, this spot would be beautiful in any season.

When I was resting on my towel on the beach at Taylor Lake, some shmucks set up a game of volleyball right next to me. Kicked sand all over my stuff...

hiking
10 months ago

A well maintained trail. Beautiful forested hike. The lake itself is huge and crystal clear. Very few people on this trail today making for some wonderful private views of the lake. There’s a great spot just past the rock pile that acts as a “point” and offers a panoramic view of this lake. You can really take in the grandeur of the surrounding mountains from here. A little clearing offered the perfect spot to eat lunch and play dice. Grab a coffee at Storm mountain lodge by their fireplace before your drive back to Banff or Calgary as well.

hiking
10 months ago

Effort to reward ratio is 1:3. Great easy hike.

10 months ago

I cross country skied this trail and it is amazing. It turned dark and there was a clear sky with a full moon. As we skied across the mountain it opened up to an ice covered lake. With big fluffy snow flakes falling. It was cool but not cold as we had just finished a great workout by skiing in. We sat down and enjoyed Red delicious apples before heading back on the trail to ski out. The trail in was beautiful lined with tall Spruce and Douglas Fir and Blue Spruce all covered in white sparkly snow that glistened like diamonds. The trail goes up and down nothing too steep with long stretches of scenic beauty. ❤️

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike for beginners with an amazing pay off. Boom lake is stunning!

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice trail of your looking for something easy! The Lake view is very beautiful! My friend and I came across a Grizzly so that was definitely the scare lol but you should always be prepared!!

A bit boring hike as it goes through woods almost all the time.
But it's easy going and a good start for a hiking holiday in the mountains. The view onto the lake at the end of the hike, however, is stunning.

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing lake! Calm water, really cold but people jumped in quick. Totally worth visit, not a overly busy trail for being a holiday Monday.

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Good, easy hike with great payoff.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The lake is splendid !

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Perfect short hike ( took us 3 hours) with a beautiful view. Great easy hike to start the season off!

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Deep snow and wet. Was fun walk.

on Boom Lake Trail

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

We did this one few times. This time we did it with toddler (in carrier). It was muddy, very wet and still lots of deep snow at the end. But it was worth it.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very nice hike. Reaching Boom Lake was worth it! However we were not prepared for so much snow. 90% of hike was snow covered. Melting snow and mud. We even fell through waist deep snow many times. Will definitely come back when it dries up but doesn't look like it will be for a while.

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