hiking
2 hours ago

Hiked on May 2nd, 2020. You have to walk in and out of the stream, so prepare to get wet, do not bring small dogs. Was kind of a lame hike, and the end point wasn’t that great. The views are okay throughout, but I wouldn’t do it again.

I did this trail a few years ago (September 2018) and it did not disappoint!! We started out in warm weather, hiked through some beautiful landscape including small streams, stunning yellow larch trees and mountain views. Once you get to the clearing there’s some bodies of water surrounded by mountains. Disclaimer: it was a snow storm at the clearing. We layered up and completed the switch backs to the tippytop, the path on the switchbacks is narrow and lots of times we had to lay against the mountain to allowed hikers to go by(all part of the fun :)) .. the views at the top are incredible and this hike is definitely one of my favourites. You will not regret this hike!!!

hiking
icy
snow
15 hours ago

Got the the ski lodge just fine on the road but then there’s a ton of snow. Tried to follow someone else’s tracks but the snow was over knee deep and not worth falling through every step for another 4km. Definitely wait another 3 weeks or so for everything to melt.

hiking
rocky
scramble
20 hours ago

First bit and last bit are difficult, mid section is manageable. Top part is a full on scramble and straight up with barely visible Trail. Amazing views all the way up so you won’t sacrifice anything for not summiting. Helipad is extremely windy and cold, bring layers.

hiking
21 hours ago

Nice and easy trail for all. I am pretty sure on regular times when things will go back to normal, it would be packed with people.

Went today June 3,2020 Some parts are still covered with thick snow. View is not much as expected.

Tried to hike today. June 3,2020. 9:40am Road to moraine lake is still closed. It has barricade and only special services can enter. Probably all trails starting point from Moraine lake is still closed. Ended up taking different trail.

hiking
scramble
snow
1 day ago

The trail is very pretty and there you don’t spend too much time in the trees. It is VERY steep for quite a while. Unfortunately we had to turn back because the snow was literally waist deep and there was no way that we could continue. From our car and back we ended up hiking around 17 km because we trekked quite a ways through the snow before turning back. Overall a very nice hike!

Great trail! It’s a steady climb with some nice flat spots to catch your breath. The view from the top is awesome. Lots of rocks and roots on the trail, so make sure to wear appropriate footwear.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 day ago

Did this on June 3, 2020. A lot of people underestimated the amount of snow (1 foot deep the last 20 minutes) and as a result didn’t wear proper footwear. Hiking boots recommended, we wore micro spikes and found them very helpful for the amount of snow and ice towards the end

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 day ago

Did this hike on June 3, 2020. 0/10 would recommend— recent avalanche noted. We got to the end of Agnes lake but the loosely packed snow was waist deep turning this into a skiing expedition and the risk of sliding into the lake was pretty good. Very icy. The snow was so deep to the end of the lake we couldn’t see where the supposed trail would be and the lake ended. Turned around as we didn’t want to fall into the lake. We’ll try this again in maybe September when the trail will be more clear and we don’t have to bring shovels

hiking
2 days ago

Clear skies today and great views all along. Windy/chilly above tree line as expected. Bring layers if you’re early. Still some snow but easily avoided. Trail was empty at 7am with maybe a dozen people climbing as I descended. Poles would have been a good idea. I didn’t summit, stopping around 2450M between platform and summit. Approx 2 hours up, 1.5 down.

Worth it to get up there before sunrise!

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
2 days ago

Great trail, we couldn’t get all the way to the lake. The last quarter has snow. Approx a couple feet deep. But everything prior is clear of snow. Some water running down the trail. Great trail otherwise.

hiking
scramble
2 days ago

The views at the top are amazing. Lady McDonald kicked our asses but it’s all worth it. The trail is steep from the start. My husband and I are I would say average hikers, it took us 3hrs and 30mins to reach the helipad, that includes all the breaks and short stops. And another 1hr to get to the summit. Going down from the summit is a scramble but it was fun. Hiking poles are highly recommended.

Overall great trail- went for the sunrise and was definitely worth it, views are amazing. The path itself is very easy to follow. Definitely recommend and will be going again soon!!

Fantastic, beautiful place to visit! Quintessential thing to see in Banff. I think it's a lot nicer than Lake Louise. Go during spring where the minerals in the mountain runoff reflects the light so it's a deep beautiful turquoise colour. My only issue with visiting is that it gets extremely crowded. You need to go very early (before 6am) to beat the bus tours and other tourists. Car parking is limited and overflows onto the road leading up to the lake which can be over 1km long. Otherwise, go later in the day when most people have left.

One of my favourite hikes in the Rockies! If you go on the weekend you may not be able to park due to tourists visiting the lake. Go early or during the week.

If you want a simple stroll through some trees, this is for you. This is in no why a “moderate hike.” It was so easy and the only view was a little waterfall. Not worth it.

Beautiful trail. Super busy!! Not the best one to choose for the first hike of the season. This trail is all uphill, it kicked our ass. Made it up 5km. We will be back to conquer!! The views were amazing! I can only imagine what they would be like at the top!

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