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Tough for an out of shape oldie like me but I almost made it to the summit. Got above the tree line and had to watch my buddy hike the rest of the way up. Took me about 5 hours round trip. I was happy to soak in the hot springs that evening. Lots of goats and even a black bear in camp with her cub.

hiking
10 hours ago

This trail is not for the faint of heart! The first 1/3 of the trail is on an old logging road now covered in large pieces of crushed rock. Challenging with hiking boots - would not attempt with sneakers or sandals... Once off the road the trail is very enjoyable. There is one steep decline followed by a steep incline. The return trip more challenging but we were tired by then. Make sure the tide is out as inlet makes a beautiful beach to rest and eat at. I will do it again, but will aim for a cooler day

hiking
11 hours ago

Awesome, relatively easy trail! Like many have said, the first majority is paved, but there are some gorgeous views of the river and the mountain range. Once you hit the end of pavement, definitely worth it. Some beautiful moments along the trail, and it’s not terribly difficult.

early walk in the morning with friends so great, love the nature so much!

Awesome trail for a quick hike. The views are rewarding.

hiking
22 hours ago

Beautiful views and access to the sea make this hike a must-do for anyone looking for a quick hike while staying near Rocky Harbour in Gros Morne

Very scenic trail. Had to stop many times on the way up to take in the views. Snow areas started about 3/4 of the way up. Doable with just hiking boots but bring the poles. The snow disappears at the last scramble to the top. Highly recommend going all the way up!

Did this hike today in late may and it was good. Very popular and busy. Quite easy. Views from the top were good and you could see all of Banff. The gondola and restaurants up top took away from the experience of hiking it and make it feel like a very touristy spot. But it’s a good quick heart racing hike if you want to ease yourself into harder trails.

Nice hike, dry and well-marked. Too busy at the summit but it's worth it. 3 hours return.

It was alright. A lot of wood parts and mossy trail. Biked the trail and didn’t see any bisons :(

Biked this trail. Not to challenging but it wasn’t all smooth and had great trail maintenance Really enjoyed it!

nice views and a little bit of incline at some spots. some benches to sit on and a picnic table halfway. not too many muddy spots. overall good day!

Steep, but rewarding. Snow free all the way to the top, and almost no mud. Took us about 1.5 hours up, a little less down (my hiking partner was a bit uncomfortable on the downhills; realistically it's 40-60 minutes down). Come early! The parking lot was almost empty when we hit the trail at 10, and PACKED when we left at 1:30.

Should be noted that you’ll need reservations to hike in the Cypress Lake area and the trail is fairly busy. You can make reservations ahead of time online or on the phone with Parks Canada. Cost per car is $17 including parking and entrance fee. If you don’t make reservations ahead of time, chances are you’ll be able to make the 530 to 930pm. Great place to bring a family, not really any difficult hikes in the area.

Warning!! BEAR cub on trail!! Ran out in front of us on trail. Never saw mom but I’m sure she is close. We heard noise in the bush.

Great views of Minnewanka for majority of the hike - it's at lot of kms but not technically hard. We did it in about 7 hours with a long break.. trail was in good condition, had to "move" the big horn sheep off the trail with loud noises.. no berrys or signs of bears yet....

Loved it! We just did it this last may long weekend and it was awesome! Very easy trail to follow and an amazing view. Only downside was when we went, some snow was starting to melt so we were stomping through some mud and it was quite slippery! But over all, it was a lot of fun!

Completed May 21, 2018. Easy half day hike. No scrambling. Dog friendly. Plan to have lunch at the top, the rocks and old foundation wall make for a great seat while eating and enjoying the views at the lookout. We were 1.5 hrs up and down in about 40 mins.

2 days ago

Well worth the time, incredible falls and a good workout

2 days ago

Not much of a “hike” but short and sweet and absolutely beautiful during the golden hour.

We did this trail on May 19/18 and was absolutely amazing.

Excellent hike, good trails, dry, well marked, Ink Pools very rewarding, lots of opportunities to get great pics.
16 kms round trip.

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

Good challenge with the steep elevation gain. However waist deep snow near the top(Im 6’5)
And trail is not clearly marked
May 20

hiking
2 days 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.

May 18, 2018, after lake agnes tea house trail is covered under the snow. And lake louise, mirror lake and agnes lake are still covered in ice. Maybe it would be better to go there couple weeks later

hiking
3 days ago

May 18, 2018 mud and snow with a little dry spots. I would recommend to get some grip-ons, just to make it safer. However, my friends were in skateboard sneakers and they have completed the trail.

The road to it was challenging. Rough and hard on your vehicle. Don’t do it in a sedan!!!
However, once there, it was a nice , easy hike with modest elevation gain. Will backpack there to spend a few night next time. The lake is beautiful!

Nice views but a little touristy.

Great hike. Good elevation and awesome views of Banff and surrounding area.

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