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Great hike but better with bikes than walking. the last 10 km back walking get too much.

hiking
14 hours ago

My friend and I hiked this trail with our kids (ages 4, 5, 8 & 9) in August of 2017 and they handled it beautifully. It is a bit steep in places but we took our time. The views from the top are spectacular...you can see where prairie meets the mountains. A great half day hike!

We did both loops with our kids, stopping along the way to read the signs and learn more about the rainforest. Such a beautiful environment. The boardwalks are fantastic...many steps but very doable for active families.

very nice hike, before arriving to the waterfall to go to lake agnes you have the option to turn left to directly go to little behive it is really worth it to take that path and lots less busy to I was all by my self!

This trip was hampered by the smoke from the BC wildfires, so being totally fair the reward at the top is probably usually a lot better! I would do this hike again as a prep for bigger summit hikes. It was definitely tough. I think the only reason this trail gets rated as “moderate” is because of the length, but it’s a hard work out. The first kilometre or so is very steep. It does ease off a bit through the middle portion and then finishes off with a series of switchbacks. We ran into quite a few people on this trail and I don’t think most of them were expecting such a tough hike, but it looked like everyone stuck it out to the top!

We did this hike with our two dogs. It was definitely doable, but a couple of notes.... The middle section is mostly loose rock, which was a bit tougher for the dogs (mostly on the way down). The upper section is dirt but a very narrow trail which I found a little challenging with two on leash dogs, even with 10 ft leashes. With a single dog I think it would be totally fine, but two dogs attached to one person requires a bit of experimentation. There was also one section in the switchbacks where I opted to let the dogs off leash on the descent. It’s a very short section (literally a couple metres), but it didn’t seem safe to navigate it with two dogs attached to me. Otherwise though the dogs really enjoyed this one and so did we!

hiking
15 hours ago

This was a fun hike! Unfortunately all of our hikes this trip were hampered by thick smoke from the BC wildfires, but luckily I think this is one that isn’t affected quite so much by poor visibility since the main attraction is the cirque which you arrive right underneath. A few minutes after you arrive the adorable little pikas should start popping out from the rock pile to yell at you! The first portion of the hike is quite steep. Once you pass the graffiti house it does let up a bit and become more of a moderate incline for the rest of the trip. The little side “trail” to the look out over Lake Minnewanka is great (would probably be way better on a smokeless day!). We did this hike with our two dogs... footing and trail width was great.

Nice little hike. We ended up having to change all of our hiking plans due to the really severe smoke from the BC wildfires. We chose this hike because it was along the river which was one of the only natural features we could see and enjoy in this particular day with how thick the smoke was, and also because it had no significant elevation (again because of the smoke). The Hoodoos are pretty sad if you’ve been to the badlands before, but it was interesting to see in a sort of unexpected location. Overall this hike was very pleasant and easy if you’re looking for something in town or don’t feel like slogging up a mountain.

there was lots of groups going up and down children and seniors. think twice if you have bad knees as the decent is steep. stay on trail during the switch backs as our son was doing the cut across but the trail drifts left. Thank the Lord he found the path. Was a piece of hidden beauty at the top. So glad we stay in shape. Parking is great for cars and 1 to 2 truck with campers. Camp ground and a hostel south by 8km.

Easy, comfortable path with a number of splendid views, not least of the three lakes (Louise, Mirror, Agnes)..

hiking
17 hours ago

Great trail conditions. We will give that another hike in the future. Bench on the lake was a nice touch❗

Only made it to the first summit (North peak) due to weather, but this on its own was spectacular! The views from the top are some of the best you’ll get in the front ranges, and the scramble up in the tight chimney just before the top is one of the coolest bits of scrambling in the Banff area. Took about 6 1/2 hours round trip.

obviously a busy trail in the summer time. It is a great family walk, especially when there is a chance of rain, or overcast. we went when the smoke from forest fires in B.C. were particularly heavy. Beautiful walk with varied gain/ drop. Well recommended for all levels of age and experience. A great morning, afternoon, or evening hike.

This is a busy trail, hit it early morning to avoid the crowds.

hiking
20 hours ago

One of my favourite hikes. We didn’t make it all the way to the top because my sister was feeling ill. Will definitely go back to try again. Took up about 6 hours total but we were going slow. Came across one black bear on the trail and two ladies coming down on our way up said they had come across two more. The path up until the waterfall is pretty easy, gets a little bit tougher after you cross the river.

Crazy crowded, but amazing views.

A bit crowdy until tea house by after the views are incredible.

nice to do, very hazy views 2' to BC wild fires.

short hike from the gondola, but the views are spectacular. pretty heavily trafficked

easy, low hanging fruit with great views

Hiked years ago with my children on a trip to Banff. Nice hike

Easy trail, nice views of the Upper Waterton Lake and surrounding mountains. Two backcountry campgrounds - one at Bertha Bay and second at Bonduary Bay.

Superbe randonnée avec comme récompense en magnifique vue sur la vallée de la Bow et sur les glaciers au dessus du Lac Louise. Durée d'environ 5 heures et plutôt difficile.

We really liked this hike, but it’s mostly through the forest. Breaking out through the forest at the top is amazing, and there were a ton of pika- which are adorable.
We spent some time in the amphitheater watching the pika while we had lunch- they’re the reason I selected this trail. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a challenge - it’s a long climb uphill.

This trail is tough, but worth it. It took us 7 hours to complete, which is long for us. We lost most of our time on the climb up- which is steep!! Once you get through that, it’s much easier. The scrambles weren’t bad- just watch your footing. Overall, the hike was gorgeous- it seemed that each section of the trail offered something different. Bring an extra layer- the top of Cory Pass was windy and chilly. Poles will also help to navigate through the scree and the boulders.

Nice scenery but a little crowded at times

Really enjoyed this easy hike.
Definitely looking forward to doing it again.
The falls are amazing when you are standing in the mist.

awesome hike with tons of fantastic views. got a little lost by 4km (haha)) butdn't mind one bit!

Pleasant walk across a unique landscape. Wish we had a chance to do the guided tour to learn more about the surroundings. Stunning views!

Pretty amazing experience, even with the severely diminished views due to the smoke. Pay close attention to which trails you take up to the summit, some get very hairy very fast. A couple who turned back ahead of me stated that they got charged by a bear, and while I didn't see anything, bear spray and a big group would be very helpful!

It’s totally worth it to go all the way to the Ink Pots. They were so beautiful and fascination, as was the nearby river. As with most trails in Banff, it pays to get there EARLY!! We were there by 7am and had the trail to ourselves and more importantly got parking. When we passed the falls on the way out are around 10:30am it was a parking lot of tourists with a line to even get on the walkway to see the upper falls. It was worse than the mall at Christmas and parking lots were completely full.

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