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

hiking
2 days ago

First 8 or so km are a bit of a slog through a dense, mosquito filled (and I mean filled! Drench yourself in bug spray) forest. Once that’s done it opens up into meadows and the views are great. Healy Pass itself is a pretty easy incline through the meadows. Flowers probably aren’t out in full force yet but were still beautiful.

hiking
4 days ago

Camped at E5 July 5th. Many mosquitos along the creek trail. Mostly covered and dense brush for about 8km from the sunshine parking lot. Once the pass opens up the views are awesome and there were thousands of flowers. It was quite nice. Made the trek to Egypt Lake. It’s much farther than it looks. I would come back a bit later in the year to see more flowers.

on Healy Pass Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Long and sometimes difficult, but incredibly beautiful and rewarding at the top!

hiking
23 days ago

One of my favorite scrambles! This is one of the most beautiful places you could go in Banff and it's extremely close to town.
It's a relatively technical scramble if you're planning to summit any or all the peaks.

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hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful Dec. day for a hike. About -2 C. Bare trail for first 1/4, light snow/ice second quarter, started getting deep snow on third quarter and decided to turn back there as I saw fresh cougar prints in the snow. Not sure about difficulty. Maybe should be med/hard? 3 level rating system can give false ratings!

hiking
9 months ago

This trail was amazing! It is pretty "boring" for quite a while at first but do not give up. Once you get to the large opening, the views of all of the larch trees are amazing. And you can actually see further than 100 yards haha.

Definitely definitely make a left at the fork and take the sunshine trail loop back around to the Healy pass trail. It adds maybe 1.5 miles but there are large valleys with creeks and larch trees. This was my favorite part. Also there are some small ponds. it will take you along the British Columbia border which has a great view. Overall it was great! I think it took us 6.5 hours with taking the small sunshine loop detour.

9 months ago

loved it! larch trees were amazing.

Great hike really enjoyed it, not a hard one we did it in the snow. Great view at Simpson view point

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing trail. Just gorgeous and a fully enjoyable hike over varied terrain.

hiking
11 months ago

A very beautiful hike! Mostly no elevation gain until a few miles in. At the top of the trail there's beautiful wildflowers!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great, well-defined trail until the top. The forest part can be a bit tedoius but the views once you get out of the trees make it worth it.

Gorgeous scenery, easy to moderate hike with a spectacular viewpoint of the Continental Divide.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Awe inspiring views. Beautiful wild flowers challenging but very enjoyable every step of the way!

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

A good workout. We went there at end of June. The glacier lilies, paint brushes and other flowers (I don't know the name) were blooming. They are so beautiful. The views at the end of hike were fine.

hiking
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Good easy hike with minimal elevation gain. If you add the Simpson Pass Trail you can have a nice little loop walking past a lake o, It adds roughly and hour and half. Great during early to mid summer for flower viewing.

Be warned the end of Healy Pass is not marked so if you continue down the hill it turns into Egypt Lake Trail and your next marking will tell you to go back to connect to Healy Pass.

hiking
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beautiful scenery.

mountain biking
Friday, September 21, 2012

Was my first real ride, it's more moderate then difficult. But the view was awesome and a real work out

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on Brewster Creek Trail

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on Healy Pass Trail

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