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5 days ago

Okay little hike but more vertical than we were hoping for on an “easy” walk. The loop isn’t fully open so it’s just an in and out right now. Crampons or poles definitely needed with the hard packed and slippery snow. Super close to Canmore which was convenient. All dogs were leashes too which was nice.

Amazing hike, weather is getting warmer. Just be a little careful now , ensure proper gear is on hand.

Easy hike but definitely need crampons in the spring. If you are lucky enough to go before the summer when the tourists hit you may have the place completely to yourself! Other than the howling wolves it was majestic :)

Easy hike for beginners!!

Nice and easy. It is worth the view.

Trail is in good shape. Some people in boots have made the first bit rough but clears up soon. Beautiful views & no one else on the trail!

27 days ago

Nice hiking for cold days.the hike is easy to do and it has beautiful views.it is recommendable to wear ice cleats/crampons.

Loved this hike! We didn't summit and opted to visit the tiny hot springs instead. Will definitely be returning.

1 month ago

Nice and easy trail. Very icy/snowy in winter, pikes cleats recommended. Lower trail closed during winter due to ice and ice falls but accessible with care. That's probably the better part of the trail, don't skip it if you have the right equipment.

Nice easy trail for a couple of older ones

lots of snow during the second half but not an issue. take crampons just in case.

My favourite! Short and so sweet!

Super easy trail with beautiful ponds and some wall climbing.

Great for snowshoeing, beautiful

Attempted in Jan. Made it to the top of the Ridge. Extremely windy, do not attempt without crampons and an ice axe. Turned around due to the wind and because it was dark. Will attempt again in a couple of weeks and start earlier in the day. It was great though, amazing views.

First time out, windy. The trail was in good shape, wasn’t prepared totally. Needed spikes on the footwear. We try next time to try to make it to Lillian Lakes and the waterfall

Very little ice and snow. Amazing conditions for mid December!

3 months ago

Good moderate hike, we started early and no one was on the trail. As we descended from the lakes the trail became a bit more busy. Round trip 4 1/2 hrs.

Hiked it in the beginning of November. There is a bunch of snow, but it was well accessible in without any special equipment though. Frozen lakes and waterfall were amazing. A quite short easy/ moderate hike (if you choose the more difficult path).

Did about a month ago for first time. Up to the meadow peak was fine and had to find the path from there on as it was covered in snow. Be prepared for wind gusts causing full white out conditions from time to time and pant legs freezing from snow. Crampons were helpful. Still a great adventure!!!

I did this on Remembrance day. It was beautiful. The snow was up to the thigh at some point. On the way back, I could hear the avi sounds. So, just be careful out there.

4 months ago

We did this trail on an afternoon in late October.
I would definitely recommend taking the more difficult trail on your way up if you're capable, and then taking the easier trail down. The easier trail is a bit boring, whereas the more difficult trail leads to a gorgeous view of a waterfall. However, if you take the more difficult route I'd definitely rate this hike as moderate rather than easy! Took us under 1.5 hours to do the whole thing, taking the more difficult route up and the easier one down. The lakes are super pretty and there are some great views on your way up.

Beautiful place to Snowshoe!

4 months ago

Awesome hike! Even in lots of snow, it’s short and like a winter wonderland back there! Also the lakes aren’t quite frozen yet!! Would 100% recommend and do again!

Nov. 2nd hike 10 cm of snow... beautiful.

Was a challenging hike views were amazing at the top where we enjoyed a nice beverage. The descent is where this hike loses stars - almost like going down a rock slide at times. Doesn’t really allow you to enjoy the hike and more just worried about not rolling an ankle / staying upright. All in all a good day hike to get a sweat on !

Beautiful scenery. Lots of variety. Definitely need the right gear at this time of year with all the snow. Stay left of the rocky gully on the way down. It’s a bit sketchy with the snow and ice. Take the adjacent avalanche gully. Much easier and faster decent.

Incredible hike that travels along Galatea creek the entire way to Lilian Lake.

Great views, middle of the road for effort, little busier than preferred but def glad we saw it! would recommend

4 months ago

Great hike!

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