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Nice ebbs and flows. Took about an hour 45 to get up. Gondola is free down until May. Unfortunately pure fog when I went so no views but great hike.

hiking
1 day ago

Love this hike I've been 4 times now and taken the kids they do really well. Spectacular views and such a beautiful little town. One of my absolute favs

Great and easy little hike with stunning views. Recommend microspikes during this time of year.

hiking
3 days ago

A must see, short and sweet.

Switchback style trail with a few views of the Vally as you go up. Brilliant views once you summit. It’s a treat that you can grab coffee and a snack at the gondola facility.

This place is sooooo crowded, and it's not a hike. I'm usually doing 20 miles a day, so this is a joke. ... Still, I have to admit this might be the single most beautiful thing I've seen in Banff. Don't skip that for anything else, trust me!

Yes amazing track! If you have the legs, add little behive (and potentially St Piran). But this includes the best. In fact, the 6 glacier was for me the biggest dissappointment of this whole loop

hiking
4 days ago

It's a great hike but not the best around. Try to include all little extra, like little behive. We did The little and big beehive, Lake agnes, highline trail and came back via plain of six glaciers. Big day, filled with amazing views.

If you have to choose between St Piran or fairview, go for fairview. But if you are able to do all I said in a day, then go for the big tour.

Absolutely worth it, one of the best around. A bit of a butt kicker by the end, but worth it. Nice view of both side of the mountain. We also included fairview lookout, but you could probably skip that.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice and easy, nice view of the lake, but there is much nicer around.

It's a great hike! You can easily add highline and plain of the 6 glaciers. But this exact descrption includes all the best in the area (except fairview...take a second day and do it!). We did The little and big beehive, Lake agnes, highline trail and came back via plain of six glaciers. Big day, filled with amazing views

hiking
4 days ago

It's a great hike, don't get me wrong. But considering the amazing ones around, I give that only 4 stars. The best is to find a way to add it to something else. We did The little and big beehive, Lake agnes, highline trail and came back via plain of six glaciers. Big day, filled with amazing views

It's a great hike, don't get me wrong. But considering the amazing ones around, I give that only 4 stars. The best is to find a way to add it to something else. We did The little and big beehive, Lake agnes, and then this trail through highline trail. Big day, filled with amazing views

It was a great hike! Adding the extra distance from eiffel lake is absolutely worth it! Nice valley, and it's special to cross to BC. A must do hike in the area. We also added the sentinel pass in the same day - very realistic to do both, and worth it. If I'd do only one, it would be the Wenkchemna Pass. But Sentinel pass plus mount temple would be even nicer.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike! You can add some nice miles going to the pass west that leads to BC (don't know the name). We also went to sentinel pass on the same day, it's very realistic to do both. The trail is well marked and easy to walk, so you make miles quickly, especially once the initial uphill near moraine lake is done.

hiking
4 days ago

It's amazing, do it! But go prepare with the description for the scramble. We didn't know about it and met some folk at sentinel pass going up, so we tagged along. They didn't really know where they were going so we had to head back 1/3 of the way. I'll try it again next time, but I'll be the one with the direction!

Don't waste your time, there are much nicer hikes around there. It's a very easy stroll but there just isn't much to see.

Obviously if you are there, you should do that. It's very crowded but the lake is very nice.

Nice and easy to follow, the hike isn't that hard because the trail is in very good condition. If you are into scrambling, I'd suggest you look into the mount temple scramble. But go there prepared... We tried to follow folks that were going up but had no clue of the way, so we had to head back 1/3 of the way. Still gorgeous - we ended up going to eiffel lake and the Wenkchemna Pass following west crossing to BC. Big day but amazing. If you skip Mount Temple, and if doing both is too much, I'd suggest doing only Wenkchemna Pass

hiking
4 days ago

I like the forest going up, and also the trail itself is nice and relax. The first lake is really nice, but the second is a bit disappointing. Considering the distance of the hike, and how many great other options around, I think another one would be best.

Very nice hike. Johnson canyon is a bit crowded and annoying, but still worth doing. If you hike a lot, consider that just a "end of the day" bonus. The ink spot is relaxing with mountain surrounding. Great for pictures.

One of the best hike I've done in the Banff area, the scramble was fun to do. A good challenge too.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice sunset walk just before dinner, a great way to close the day after long hiking elsewhere. Practical if you are staying at the campsite closeby. However, I wouldn't make a detour for it.

Nice little hike with nice view over Lake Minnewanka. I'd suggest doing the cascade mountain scramble instead, but this is much shorter so if time is a factor, go for it!

Short and easy hike with good views of the lake at the end.

Great hike for today, but it was really icy, so take cleats with you!

Did it yesterday,easy walk but some places are icy and some are under the water. So take a good shoes and anti slips :-)

Nice hike that was doable in the winter conditions early April. Some deep patches of snow, Wabasso lake was still totally frozen April 8, walked out to the island.

backpacking
10 days ago

Did this hike as a part of 4 day backpacking trip last Aug. Could not do the full loop as we had only one car. But the trail from portal creek via Maccarib pass is absolutely stunning. Sunrise in Amethyst lake with the reflections of Ramparts on the lake.....that is a scene not to be forgotten ever.

snowshoeing
10 days ago

I’ve only done this trail on snow shoes. It’s a fun quick trail that has enough small ups and downs to not be too much of a stroll. Did it with the dog on a 15 foot lead. Has some nice viewing spots.

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