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Beautiful trail and views.

quick hike to complete in an hour. take the "more difficult" route for a more scenic hike and awesome gain elevation near the waterfall to the top. i would recommend you come back the way you came vs doing the "easy" route back down; it's boring but understandably save for those that need a level way to walk. beautiful view of canmore. don't forget to carry your bear spray. :D

great hike! great view :) on a snowy day

Stunning lakes! Quick and easy hike :)

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike
I think it’s easier if you start to the left at the trail head, steeper climb but easier than walking down it!

Very crowded trail (probably because it’s so close to town) with some decently nice views. The lakes were closed off when we went but you could still see them. Lots of people, some trash on the trails, very noisy, etc. If you do this hike, it would be best to go early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Also, opt for the “difficult” route. It’s not too tough and it’s much more pleasant/less traveled.

Fairly easy hike with a great view of Canmore, the river, surrounding mountains and of a waterfall! Be prepared for the trail to be wet.

great walk.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful!

trail running
17 days ago

Great inner city escape with nice views. I like to run there with my dogs (on-leash) as the path is wide enough. I typically avoid afternoon weekends as it can get busy.

As other hikers have commented, I suggest taking the difficult trail up to the waterfall and lakes. Also, make sure you have good waterproof footwear as past the waterfall, trails are wet with stream flow. Despite the reclamation areas closed it was a great hike. We arrived at 930am and found 10 free stalls in the main parking lot. when we left, over 200 cars on the road. Hike early.

Love walking this . Very easy and great escape in the city. Do this in summer and in fall when You see all the leaves turn colours.

nature trips
22 days ago

Tons of different areas for different uses. Biking, dog walking, hiking, the river runs through for kayaking, canoeing and rafting. Fun wooden bridges to walk on. Which are very scenic. Waterfalls, and all types of animals make for a diverse nature walk, and awesome day of hiking/biking.

Beautiful views of the waterfall. Spotted a young black bear less than 100 yards away from the path on the more difficult route near the bottom!

beautiful view of the waterfall and the small blue lake but the little trail around the lake was close for construction.

Bike riding

Areas around the lake were closed but still a pretty view of the falls. Can be a bit steep when it's busy.

First hike after arriving in Canmore/Banff. fairly easy and very rewarding trail with lots of great views. The easy path is steady climb.
Great start!

Did the difficult trail with 4 yr old. Managed just fine! Beautiful!

Excellent trail lots of fun. Do the moderate difficulty first and the easiest trail down. Trust me. Enjoy

Do the more difficult trail, way prettier!

Good hike. Did this in 1h 20m with my 6-year-old. Took the difficult path up and easy down. Easy is basically a gravel path - so in hindsight, we would have taken the difficult path down as well as it was more challenging and exciting.

This elevation gain is very gradual in both directions, made for an easy hike. tons of mountain bikers so you have to keep your ears open. There is some nice partial views but no real spot to sit and enjoy.

Short very very easy walk

1 month ago

Nice paths to follow through the trees. A nice little escape from the hustle and bustle.

1 month ago

Love this place. Smack dab in the city, but feels worlds away. Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and usually not too busy :)

Gotta take the difficult path for sure! Wasn’t too bad for how smoky it is! Loved it!

Always somethibg interesting to see.

hiking
1 month ago

Decent hike, agree with another reviewer that there’s no real peak to climb too but a nice hike nonetheless. We did it with three kids (4,6,7) with minimal difficulty. Lots of mountain bikers. Trails are very well marked.

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