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I have lived near Hemlock Ravine for 1 1/2 years. I love the peaceful nature of the park dearly and walk my dog there frequently. However, make note that there is only ONE off leash trail for dogs - Governor's Trail. I'm sure most dog walkers that come to the park don't know that or they don't care. My dog and I have had our share of scares and close calls with other dogs which are walking off leash in on leash areas. Very frustrating. And yes, there are people who don't pick up after their dogs or pick it up and leave the bag on the trail for someone else to take out. The peace and quiet I feel when I visit the park is slowly being eroded away by insensitive dog owners. I hope you enjoy your visit there as it is a lovely spot.

Most of the trail was washed out so it is great for a .5km walk in and then .5km back out on the same path.

Great hike for beginners. Definitely recommend the more difficult trail on the way up. Beautiful view overlooking Canmore and loved the color of the lakes.

Our first time to Banff and our favorite trail so far. Absolutely beautiful!!! Quite easy compared to Lake Agnes Tea House.

Good walk, this is not a hike, so good for those that need paved pathways. Beautiful lake but very, very busy.

Amazing day with the kids! This is not your standard hike, everything is very well groomed and paved through out. All though not much of a hike, beautiful day and waterfalls!

mountain biking
9 hours ago

Awesome classic single track for mountain biking! We have also hiked this and it is nice if you are looking for a more relaxing one compared to ones with a higher incline and elevation.

This area gets very busy on the weekends. I'm fortunate to live in north Calgary so I love taking the kids up for a quick visit and fresh air on a week nights (it's not as busy). The kids love exploring the area and teepees others made ! I think this trail is great if you have young children.

Not a very technical trail, great for beginners. We have also done this in spring where there was snow and ice and we did just fine. Good views of Banff

Very nice intuitive trail. This area can get very busy on nice days and weekends etc. I wouldn't suggest going if you don't like crowds, or plan to go during the day on a week day. Enjoyable with the whole family! Fun watching the rock climbers too :)

Short and easy hike. Suitable for all ages. Kids loved running around the trails near the waterfall ! We stopped at troll falls, will need to explore further!

hiking
9 hours ago

Great hike with the family!

Beautiful hike, the smells and views were wonderful. Fantastic teahouse! We continued up to the lookout and it was quite windy but amazing to look back at The Lake Louise Fairmont and see how far you've gone. Quite a busy trail, but not so busy that we didn't enjoy ourselves. I found the Lake Agnes hike to be much busier.

Really beautiful east short trail