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Nice one through the woods. Quite easy as well, the trail is well maintained.

Decently challenging hike. Beautiful views. Gets pretty steep and slick.

hiking
15 hours ago

Steep and beautiful hike. The views were amazing especially with the leaves changing colours.

As Bryan said, it's do able on a weekday. I got there at 4 PM, got a bit lost by walking around on the wrong side of the road and then made it to the correct trailhead. I was all done by 7:15 and that included a break at the top and a few small breaks coming up

hiking
1 day ago

My favorite Trail to hike year round. The views of Old Woman make you feel like you’re in Hawaïi or along PCH. Hiking with 35# toddler on your back makes it a good workout. Pretty moderate terrain :)

Gorgeous trail and lakes, but SO CROWDED. Even on a Tuesday in mid September.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful! Larches were amazing.
I would consider this a hard hike, for the length and up and downs, some friends and I did the triple crown of Canmore this year and I thought this hike was more like those for difficulty.
This took our group 5 hours with lots of picture stops and lunch.
People said there was 4 peaks, but it felt more like 10!
Poles were nice and if you have spikes for your shoes it helps in several places.
Spectacular 360 view on the ridge!
We started on the south end and were glad we did. Definitely have your gps out and check it often.
Over all loved it!

Steep but very manageable hike. You can do this hike easily in an afternoon. There are great views along the way and the lake at the end is beautiful. We did this hike in late September and didn’t see another soul, but did follow some cougar tracks for about half the hike, so make sure you bring your bear spray just in case.

trail running
1 day ago

What a beautiful trek ! Steep all the long way with some relaxing meters flat.
The view at the top is amazing !
I made it running and walking in 3h30.
Good memories

hiking
1 day ago

Lovely hike that I was able to do on a weekday. Only person on the path for the entire duration. This is an excellent hike for a first-time solo trip. Not overly challenging but still gets the heart rate up while providing some nice views. 1.5 hours in, 1 hour out.

Such an incredible hike! The first two hours to Lillian lake is in the trees and very beautiful. Shortly after you start your ascend after Lillian lake towards Galatea you break out of the trees and suddenly you’re on top of the world. Probably one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. We clocked it at 16.4 km to get to Galatea Lake and back. Took us 5 hrs and we had a good lunch break taking in the incredible views at Galatea.
Can’t wait to go back in the summer and camp and try the summit!

Lovely! Easy enough for a 2 and 4 year old.

camping
2 days ago

Did this walk just before dinner after arriving to the camp ground. We were treated to a quiet walk and a spectacular view at the lake with a light mist rolling and flowing over the water.

Did this hike on the weekend before the snow came down. It was a great hike for my son and I. Trail was a little muddy and slippery in spots from the recent rain. And provided a good challenge for us. The view at the top was amazing and worth the climb. Lunch along the water was great and we were joined by a cheeky chipmunk and the chirps of the Pikas.

hiking
2 days ago

A beautiful hike with breathtaking views and waterfalls at every turn.

hiking
2 days ago

A great hike! Definitely not an easy hike. Did with a friend as an overnight camp, so had our packs which added a little difficulty. Took us 3.25hrs up and 2.75hrs down. Was the 2nd week of September and the lake was clouded in and it snowed, temp was hovering around 0 degrees so layers were helpful s when you stopped it got cold quick.

Hike itself is a near constant uphill at most points and a steady pace ensures no burn out (i.e. don't rush it at the easy points as the steeper points will take more out of you.) Take your time on the last 500m or so as it is an open, steep climb along large rocks and slippery gravel.

Very surreal place ...a must visit , waster clear and warm . Tons of marking near the beach ..had fun

hiking
2 days ago

Led Zeppelin wrote a song about this hike i think? The majority of the hike is in the trees with a steady incline. We hit the summit in under 3 hours and roundtrip was under 5; including a beer break and some goofing around at the summit. Great views from the top. We could not find the hot springs. Would do it again to find them. Great echo from the top to practice your goat calls. Baaaahhh.

This is probably in my top 5 best hikes I’ve ever done. I think the distance probably turns many people away but I promise the views make it worth it. The cliffs up there need to be seen to believe. I saw many pictures before going on the trek but nothing prepares you for the real deal in person. The 1-2 kms is almost straight ascent in my opinion wasn’t bad but I do a lot of hiking and an fairly endured.
If you’re gonna do the trek, start early. This allows you time to spend up top as well as detour over to Tee Harbour which is gorgeous (you’ll see signs for it along the way) and get back to your vehicle in time the dinner. It took me and my husband 6 hours or so to complete this hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail, easy hike beautiful suspension bridge. Did this hike with husband and friends at 26 weeks pregnant. Would be a great family hike. We carried on pass the park boundary; well worth it! The trail does get harder past the waterfalls and can be a little hard to navigate.

awesome alpine terrains, numerous day hikes using Elfin Lakes as a base.

a coastal classic. Challenging hike with some tough sections. Can be done in pieces or as a backpacking trip. best as a one or even two night trip.

Nice short, flat trail that begins at the ski lodge and runs right along the lake. Take the bear warning signs seriously as we did see a black bear just off the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Short but steep definitely worth it for the view!

One of my favourite views so far, easy hike until you get to the end. Bring poles, otherwise getting down ya a struggle!

The bridge was washed out and the only way across was atop a giant wet fallen tree (it was raining too) with fast cascading water underneath. Decided to turn back, although someone went across straddling the log on their bum. Still a pretty hike.

Sept.2,2018. Started hike around 11am. Arrived back in parking lot around 9pm. Took us about 6hrs before we got up at the ridge but the view is soooo rewarding! Bring lots of food and water. Trail isn’t hard, it is well maintained but it is a long hike.

A little bit challenging but very nice hike. There was snow on the trail and moody at some elevations so you have to walk carrefully.
We had fog at the first lake so we could not see much... but it's the game

FUNNN

I did this hike last week with my friend, Shahram. Started from Galatea parking at about 7:30 a.m. Hiked up to Lillian Lake that has a campsite and then toward lower Galatea Lake. The new trail to Guinn Pass is awesome. They did a great job and you can reach the pass with no issue.
We headed down toward Ribbon Lake and Ribbon Fall (both have campsites). Ribbon Lake campsite has about 20 spots with lots of firewood and benches for night gatherings. There is a cliff between lake and fall that has chain to climb up and down. Ribbon Fall is beautiful! We had lunch there and headed back to Allan Parking.
Strongly recommend this hike, however you better to have two cars otherwise you have to hike back to Galatea Parking. We were lucky some gave us ride half the way back to the start point.

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