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walking
6 days ago

This is not a hike - an easy stroll is the pace but the end view is what people come for. Note that it is wheelchair accessible

It was wonderful, waters quite high but didn't effect any of the trails. just a nice and easy wet coast morning!

Easy, beautiful but very crowded.

Hiked from Lake Moraine over Sentinel Pass all the way to Lake Louise. Beautiful but long. Saw wolverines and heard glaciers calving. Highly recommended.

Strenuous but worth it, once you get through the switchbacks there’s a nice level plain with stunning views of the 10 peaks

Beautiful winter hike! But if you're not a very active person and just starting out then know that the full hike can be pretty harsh. It was my first hike of the year and I'm not a very active person and I walked out exhausted and in pain. But pushing through it is definitely worth it! But please, please, please BRING CLEAT ATTACHMENTS ! It is very icy in some spots and there's nothing worse then having your hiking vibe on and you're being held up because someone thought it was a great idea to wear Uggs or sneakers. DRESS APPROPRIATELY. Can't wait to go back and do a summer hike.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail, well traveled in summer but thins out in fall. Nice campsites lakeside along the way.

Absolutely enchanting! Head the weather warning sign at trailhead; hiked in early September and the weather turned quite quickly to thick fog, driving rains, and high winds (~40 mph) at the summit. Visibility was low, but fluorescent trail markers were helpful. Ascent is straight up scree. Wild blueberries, moose, and stunning fjords were worth the effort.

1 month ago

hiked this a few years ago. loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Ok... for me a great trail consists of food, fun and fabulous views (or a waterfall). This trail has all three. At the base of the trail is Sugar Moon Farm. A log hut with roaring fire places, great coffee and very good maple butter covered pancakes. Then the hike, probably the best marked trail in Nova Scotia. Not too many markers and not too few. Lot's of uphill challenges (fun) and wonderful water features, especially Jane's Falls.This is a beautiful lace like fall in a grove that is likely 40 feet high. Man, it doesn't get much better. If your going this winter (i hope to) check for open hours at Sugar Moon.

trail is well marked, lots of plaques with history on the area

This trail was just ok, honestly. With so many beautiful views throughout this entire area, we had a hard time finding this crowded trail worth it. We prefer the lesser traveled trails in this park.

Did an overnight stay from Dec 8th to 9th. The climb was rough; the combination of rock and solid ice doesn’t allow microspikes (they’ll bend on the rock) so I used a chain-like alternative to get up the mountain side. At the summit, the visibility was low with fog and blowing snow, but the guide arrows are enough to get you through. On the first few km down the mountain, there’s almost no sight of the trail with 90+ cm of snow to trek through, so hang on to your gps and break when necessary. It was a grueling hike in winter, but so very worth it! Keep an eye on the weather, and good luck

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike despite the rain and fog, Ran into two Bull Moose on the trail.

Great hike. Lots of wildlife and well marked and easy trail. A little hard on the knees bring a hiking pole. Winter camped along it, amazing

Spectacular! The effort is strongly rewarded!

The view is amazing all around

Better than I expected. The hike actually can be a loop. There are several bridges that traverse the river so it’s not really an in and out walk. Very easy. Definitely accessible walk for all ages and abilities.

This is one of my favourite places in Banff NP. Yes, the canyon can get really busy so make sure you come early.
We did the hike up to the ink pots in late October and started at 9 am and saw maybe 10 other pairs of people on the trail as we made our way up. When we came back down around 1:30 pm it was already much busier, especially in the canyon. Contrary to what many people say, the hike up to the ink pots is definitely worth the extra effort! Although the trail is not super interesting after the canyon, the view at the ink pots is amazing. Make sure you come on a clear day so you can see the surrounding mountains. When we did the hike there was some snow and ice on the trail so microspikes definitely come in handy, even during fall.

backpacking
3 months ago

Very wooded trail. Very beautiful lake views at campsites. I recommend the campsite at Eau Lake. Very quiet and private single site with water access. Although many report wildlife, I did not experience any encounters of such.

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