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hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike! Hiked this when moderately out of shape and was quite tough but well worth the view. Recommended you hike clockwise as the last 2 hours are intense with brutal switchbacks that are best done on the decent.

walking
2 months ago

A beautiful and easy hike. Can be busy though.

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful short hike. Only takes 30 minutes. Lots of spots to cut of and go do other hikes to different lakes and some waterfalls.

must see in when its in full force with the spring melt. easy walking. the drive up is more challenging then the hike lol

hiking
4 months ago

I did the Emerald Lake Loop the last weekend of November. It was snowing heavily, but the trail was fairly well packed from plenty of foot traffic, making it easy to walk in the snow with a good pair of boots. (However, I'm sure it will be a snowshoe or cross-country-ski-only trail quite soon with all the snow falling at Emerald Lake.) The trail was beautiful and an easy walk. Plaques along the walk had colourful descriptions about the landscape, glacier, and lake. I spent two hours doing the loop at a comfortable pace through the snow with plenty of stops for photos. And, I only saw one other group on the trail at this time of year. Though I had planned to hike up Emerald Basin, the falling snow was already too deep and making the trail hard to see and navigate; I'll have to return in the summer to enjoy that part of the hike.
I highly recommend the loop for short and easy, yet beautiful walk.

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful. Lots of tourists. You oh can go pretty close to the falls but you ll get soaked so waterproof what you need. Good hiking shoes as it can be slippery

hiking
6 months ago

Great alternative to the Takakka falls which we're closed. The hike is really easy, and the falls are incredible.

walking
6 months ago

Great hike with gorgeous view. Drive as far down the road as you can, there is parking at the end and it really cuts down on the the supposed length that some sites quote.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike on Sept 24th with great sunny sky. Hiked clockwise with stunning views of the aqua blue lake and rocky snowy peaks all around. After tracking past the lake the hike took us past rocky river bed until we started the ascent. Wonderful views of the waterfall towards the left. Once we started on the second part of triangle the views were spectacular and path took us past rocky cliffs. Saw about a dozen mountain goats grazing. Once past the peak on the third leg of the hike the switchbacks down were never ending...but beautiful. We have hiked all over the US and Canada and this hike was in our top three ever. Would do again.

Fantastic experience. Loved every minute of it. Even took a dip. Highly recommend.

on Wapta Falls

hiking
6 months ago

from the highway it's about 2km down a bumpy gravel road to get to the trailhead. it's a 2km hike to get to the falls and is relatively easy. once you get to the falls, it's not what you expect. it's amazing!. you can stay up high and admire it or you can take a steep trail down to the base of the falls. this is moderate for difficulty in my opinion. once you come out at the river bed, providing the water volume is not substantial like when we were there, you can cross the one half and climb a small hill to put yourself within 50 feet of the falls. I was astonished and speechless at the sound, mist and overall power of the falls. really cool rocks all around and something you'll never forget. in total it took 2 hours or so to do the hike to the base. with picture time. this is a must and is unforgettable. overall I'd rate the hike as easy.

nature trips
6 months ago

one word. GEM!.... this was a sight that I couldn't even believe. from the highway it's roughly an 8km drive to the falls. The drive itself is amazing. even a few switchbacks on the road itself. stunning views the whole time to the falls. once there, the sound is the first thing that grabs you. roaring like a beast. it's a small easy walk to the falls, accessible by anybody. once there. a thousand foot waterfall fed by glacial melt is out of this world. there is a fairly steep scramble/scree section for the more adventurous that can take you right to the base of the falls. literally, you can go to where it hits Rock. there is also another part with huge boulders and big rock that your can check out. it is massive and gives you a sense of movement while standing still. one of the most incredible things I've seen in my life. 10 min walk from the lot to get there makes it easy for everyone. amazing!

Nice views, good deal of work. Greatest reward is the Yoho lake waiting for you.

hiking
7 months ago

Great shoulder season trail. Wasn't too busy. Not sure I would enjoy it very much in the busier Summer months but in late September with a dusting of snow on the mountains and fewer crowds it was quite pleasant. Very easy trail - more of a walk than a hike - but also very scenic. Pretty much no altitude gain. Beautiful setting. Lake views as well as gorgeous mountain-scape. Would be a great place to walk a dog.

walking
7 months ago

This by far the best walk I have done in a while! We did the 5.6km loop ( not up to Togo) and would recommend that, it was perfection this loop!

Views in every direction!

Easy walk and mostly flat, a bit of mud at the end.

Not too many people but enough you weren't worried about bears.

Dragonflies by the lake and beautiful colours of the water from different angels. Gorgeous reflections at some points too.

Loved it and highly recommend!!

The walk is easy & the falls spectacular. Also great mountain vistas.

The walk is easy & the falls spectacular. Also great mountain vistas.

The first half of the trail through the forest is pretty flat & easy, except for paying attention to not trip on roots. Then the trail gets steeper as we climbed to the falls, which were outstanding. We stopped at the falls Lookout but the trail seemed to continue down to the base where we saw people on the rocks below.

walking
7 months ago

An easy walk capped by a fantastic waterfall. The meeting of the two waters is also worth stopping at on the way.

backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful falls

A nice leisurely stroll on paved paths to take in an amazing sight. Listen carefully as you approach the Falls - much more of a roar before you cross the bridge over the river.

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked it a couple days ago. Saw deer and Mtn goats. Brutal switchbacks for last 2 hours, stopped at Yoho lake for lunch. 8 hour hike, must be tough.

hiking
7 months ago

Ballade faite en fin d'après-midi.

hiking
7 months ago

Most definitely worth a stop if you're in the region! A short walk takes you very close to these very dramatic Falls.

Wow - was not expecting to see THAT waterfall - we climbed up real close as the spray was blowing the other way

Lots of steep climbs. Challenging, but worth the effort.

Magnificent!

Great view, very easy walk right off the road!

Easy loop around the lake..just beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

A lovely trail! Take the easy route around the lake only, or add the moderate hike up Emerald Basin. Heavily trafficked, and there were no sign of bear. Lots of blueberries to snack on! The trail up ended in a gorgeous basin with over a dozen creeks cascading down the cliffs, and stunning views all around! At a leisurely pace, it took me about four hours.

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