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Very steep at the beginning but very easy after about the first 2/3. The snow covered lake is in a beautiful bowl of peaks! Can’t wait to get back in summer!

This was a beautiful trail!! The trail offers some outstanding views once making it past the steep inclines. Most of the hike is in tree covering, but once you make it to the opening it is a worthy hike!! Our snowshoes worked out great and we wore minimal layers as we heated up quickly during climbing. I’d advise bringing additional layers for the opening as the winds tend to pick up past the tree line.
- great trail signage
- moderate/medium level difficulty during winter
- spectacular views
- easy access in and out of trail

4 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

7 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.

Great easy winter trail. Good for dogs as well.
Well maintained - definitely need crampons!

Recommend ice picks! Awesome trail though in good shape

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 :)

8 days ago

Great winter hike, minimal elevation and very protected, definitely need crampons towards the end as it got pretty icy.

nice and short hike for our first in Banff, great views along the way and nothing difficult to encounter on the way. cleats made a huge difference because the packed snow trail was a bit slippery without them.

9 days ago

We did most of this trail - stopped early to head home - but definitely worth doing. Steep at the beginning but flat and easy going for the rest of the way. Good for snowshoeing but the hikers we had with us had a bit of trouble on the hill. Great snow and good views!

Easy hike for beginners!!

Such a beautiful short hike in the winter!
Don’t forget to say hi to the trolls!

Great trail. Definitely push yourself to the top of the lake

14 days ago

Great trail for snowshoeing. I’d definitely come back again.

14 days ago

We did a partial snowshoe/hike of this one today with some friends. Great views and lots of snow. A bit steep at the beginning without snowshoes and for longer than we thought; but very flat and enjoyable later on.

14 days ago

Awesome snowshoeing! Great views of the mountains and foothills!

Absolutely breathtaking! Definitely advise to wear some sort of traction on your boots however as it is icy in spots.

I went snowshoeing here today with my son"s outdoor adventure class from his school. beautiful hike and sooooo much snow

Nice and easy. It is worth the view.

16 days ago

All 3 different falls are unique and spectacular.

Sure, you have to pass a cement plant. That’s such a small part of the trail and it keeps getting better and better. It exceeded my expectations. Lots to explore once you get to the waterfall.

21 days ago

Great hike for kids or a quick trek for adults. Not as much traffic in the winter, which is better for photo opportunities.

Great little hike with fantastic views! Short & easy, and seems to be a popular trail as there were lots of people.

22 days ago

A pleasant jaunt up to the frozen falls. Snowshoes may have been overkill, path is well groomed. But splitting off into the woods is always fun with those snowshoes strapped on. Some ice climbers on the falls was cool to watch. Short hike for a quick troll stroll. But don’t forget to pay the Troll Toll.

26 days ago

Amazing views, easy to hike. Very close from Canmore .
be prepared to wear warm clothes because once you are walking in the canyon, it is cold.

You need ice cleats but is a fantastic experience to walk on iced watrer spring leading to water falls.

Great little trail system and not far from Calgary. The trails were packed down but we snowshoed anyway.

So much snow and a great trail

29 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.

1 month ago

Did the canyon trail hike on February 9th. Needed yaktrax on the ice even with fresh snow. Do not recommend going without some sort of ice cleats or grips. Highly encourage trekking poles or ski poles for those less steady on their feet, especially coming back down. Worth the hike to see the ice climbers. We went past the climbers and blazed a trail in the new snow up past the cave to the right. Had lunch on a boulder and enjoyed the views

So much snow. Fantastic as always.

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