Beautiful trail, it is busy, but I still loved it. Done June 16, 2018

Completed last year.

hiking
5 hours ago

Completed last year. Really enjoyed

Very crowded and parking definitely an issue but amazing view.

off trail
snow
1 day ago

Beautiful place. Started at Helens trail. Got a couple kms up and in but finally turned around after we got the first viewpoint. Trail is not marked and still heavy with snow, mostly about knee height with a few spots that were waist height. It will still be a couple weeks until melted out at least. Definitely will be back this summer though.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail bit snow covered. Poles were great. Many people were in running shoes and no poles and slide there way up and down.

hiking
1 day ago

It’s closed on today’s date.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Very good hike, just make sure you have a good shoes and poles. A lot of snow.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Hike through the forest to a beautiful view of Boom Lake at the end. Took us two hours each way. Could be a lot quicker if it were not for all the snow. First 45 minutes is no snow, some mud. Next 30-45 minutes is ankle deep snow (I suggest crampons). The last 30-45 minutes is up to knee deep snow if you sink in. Stick to the exact middle of where you can see shows going through and it’s compact enough in most areas to not sink through. We used Gaiters and I suggest them as a must for the next 2 weeks until the snow melts. Make sure to bring bear spray, we saw some fresh footprints of an animal larger than a dog but smaller than a bear; unsure of what kind of animal it may be. We had lunch at the still frozen lake and the views were incredible. If you need to get a hold of me or have any questions visit my site at www.iangriffinphotography.com for pictures, and contact information.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice trail to this pretty spot. Trail is completely dry and only 700 meters from the starting point at the carpark. The road is currently closed but you can park at Castle Mountain Chateau and walk which is just a few minutes. Castle Mountain Chateau is open for snacks, toilets, bear spray and picnic tables. If you're looking for a longer hike, this trail is actually off the trail for Rockbound Lake which is about 18km return. So a perfect little detour!

Beautiful view and striking mountain, but don’t go out on the lake. Even in the middle of January I broke through the ice... not fun.

May 27, 2020. Proper footwear is a must! Lots of snow still ++slippery

Is this hike open?

hiking
4 days ago

Just wow. Top 3 favorite hikes by far. Stunning views, changing landscape, absolutely jaw dropping. INCREDIBLE!

Very nice. The restaurant at the bottom of the trail is somewhat reopened. The road is closed to motor vehicles. Bring your bicycle.

hiking
muddy
snow
6 days ago

Nice easy trail. Great for kids under 10 years of age. A bit slushy this time of year.

we went there yesterday, the view were awesome of snow covered mountains and lakes. Lots of slush in the trail. Highly recomend to go with proper snow gear.

unbelievable nature views!

hiking
muddy
snow
8 days ago

23 May 2020: Looks like it’ll be a great (and easy) hike eventually, but trying it today we turned back after 45 minutes. Ice was slushy enough to sink past the ankles, but not hard packed enough for crampons. There are parts were it was clear of snow and simply muddy, so I’m not so sure how effective snowshoes would have been. Couple with meltwater streams and the steady rain, we decided to call it a day. Will definitely try again once the snow and ice has cleared away properly.

hiking
snow
9 days ago

Awesome hike! Completed May 23, 2020. Entire trail was packed with snow and slush, so be prepared for some knee-waist height booties. Went all the way to the tea house for lunch and the views were great, can only imagine what they will be like in the summer when the snow clears. Proper gear is a must for the trail in its current condition and sunglasses are recommended for the top (unless you want to go snow-blind). Overall a great hike but wouldn't recommend for beginners in its current state, or hikers who aren't comfortable with A LOT of slip and slide.

hiking
9 days ago

Great for beginners! Did this trail last summer and some things that I distinctly remember are that the trail is consistently steep, so if you don’t like an incline, this is not the trail for you; there’s no respite from the incline until you turn around and go back down. The second thing I remember is horse poop on some areas of the trail. Not a big deal, but some people might be offended by the general smell. The views are so worth it, and the waterfalls and small lakes are well worth the climb up. Skip the tea house food though and pack a lunch! In my experience the good/tea wasn’t great, although, I respect the sheer amount of effort it takes to bring up all the supplies every day.

rocky
scramble
11 days ago

Challenging hike, one of the best you can do in Canadian Rockies. Definitely recommended!

,must see“ when visiting Can get very crowdy.

hiking
13 days ago

well kept trail. pretty busy. the views once you reach the top are worth it for sure

Good trail but very busy.

hiking
closed
muddy
snow
14 days ago

Drove all the way out and did not realize trail was closed. We went ahead and hiked for awhile anyways, but the snow is ankle deep and where there is no snow it is puddles and mud. Suggest doing this hike later in summer when everything is guaranteed to be melted.

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