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Go early to miss crowds

Probably our favorite hike because of the pretty lake views. We had 3 kids ages 6, 7, and 11. It was busy even late in the day. The couple ahead of us encountered a black bear on Trail 9a and turned back. We proceeded forward and never spotted the bear (probably because our youngest was crying so loud because she was tired). We did carry bear spray. The lakes are serene. Loved the little dock at 5th Lake.

Amazing view of the 5 lakes!

great views of the falls

Excelent hike...make sure you do the final ascent if you can, it made the hike for me.

2 days ago

Short hike that ends in one of the best views in the entire park.

Nice trail, Signes cut be better, if you do the trail in the summertime remeber to bring swimwear, Nice lakes

Easy and nice. Colours, birds, squarels

Spectacular vistas for relatively little effort. Direct route = harder. Fire road = more gradual.

Nice trail if you do the trail in the summertime remeber to bring swimwear, beatuful lakes

Great hike, would classify as moderate difficulty. You follow an old fire access road for the first 40 mins which is quite easy, the "shortcut" trail to the left is fabulous with some steep spots but tons of roots which make great natural steps and not too many rocks, the trail is also wide and well trafficked. Once you are up in the Alpine Meadow it is very easy to go off the highlighted route, but you won't get lost. A number of paths allow you to cut down the intended route which adds flexibility to your day. Most rewarding section is the western-most ridgewalk! Be advised you are not permitted to bring even small dogs as the alpine meadow is a caribou breeding ground, who are very easily disturbed. Even your fiery chihuahua may be perceived as a predator.

Quite rough with stones, but an easy trail to enjoy.

An underrated hike in my opinion. Beautiful falls and you can walk right up to the water in several sections. Highly recommended.

Relatively busy and has lots of fencing.

7 days ago

A lot of hard sweat and bugs on the way up and down but the bit at the top was well worth it. Outstanding views and not too busy. Early start recommended.

8 days ago

This is not a hike. It’s an easy walk along a paved road/sidewalk. That being said, the waterfall is stunning and the walk along the river in one direction and the walk along the canyon in the other direction are both beautiful as well. Good for families with little kids or elderly people. The main part is handicap accessible

This is a pleasant trail that winds through a valley with many lakes. The 5 main lakes are that famous glacier blue color. Lakes 1, 4, & 5 are great for swimming in the summer (although perhaps a bit chilly). Aside from the lakes, you get lots of trees, valley views, and flowers. Not a ton of wildlife aside from squirrels and a few ptarmigans. Not a ton of elevation change, just a few mellow hills. The outer loop is a bit over 5 miles and there is a shorter inner loop that’s a little under 3 miles. I personally would opt for the longer loop as you get great views of Lake 1.

Not a hike more of a short walk, visit early in the day as lots of tour buses stop here.

10 days ago

The most unreal views I’ve ever seen but a little too crowded for me. Try going early or later in the day, take side trails off the main path and hike down below the wooden overlook to escape the crowd.

Very nice view at the end of a short walk, but so, so crowded.

Great walk any time of day.

Beautiful trail, but we stupidly took a wrong turn at one point and ended up on another trail (old fort point maybe) headed back towards Jasper. We never did see the other lakes after doing that.

Amazing hike! The beginning is not that interesting, just a casual walk in the woods, but after the forest, the path through the hills offers fantastic views on the Maligne Lake and other mountains :) definitely recommend, the hills has some good ambiance!
Tip: there is an unmarked trail but clear and simple at the south, where the views are even better

Good walk through the woods, the large loop is less crowded than the other

15 days ago

The All Trails write-up calls it a "moderately trafficked" trail. I would say it is a heavily traffic trail in the summer. Lots of people but beautiful lakes. If I am ever in the area again and it's a clear day, I'd hike it again!

Packed in our 11month old. Was absolutely beautiful way to start the day!

Stunning views of Peyto Lake but insanely crowded. Expect to bring all of your patience when battling for parking or views at the overlook. Walk down just below the overlook for the same view with much less people. The view of the lake and glacier above make this quick hike worth it.

The first part of the hike was beautiful. The second part, extending the route along lake #1 was not as picturesque but was good exercise

Views were breathtaking and waters were crystal clear. Great hike with family and kids.

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