Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Banff National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Steep, but rewarding. Snow free all the way to the top, and almost no mud. Took us about 1.5 hours up, a little less down (my hiking partner was a bit uncomfortable on the downhills; realistically it's 40-60 minutes down). Come early! The parking lot was almost empty when we hit the trail at 10, and PACKED when we left at 1:30.

Great views of Minnewanka for majority of the hike - it's at lot of kms but not technically hard. We did it in about 7 hours with a long break.. trail was in good condition, had to "move" the big horn sheep off the trail with loud noises.. no berrys or signs of bears yet....

Completed May 21, 2018. Easy half day hike. No scrambling. Dog friendly. Plan to have lunch at the top, the rocks and old foundation wall make for a great seat while eating and enjoying the views at the lookout. We were 1.5 hrs up and down in about 40 mins.

Excellent hike, good trails, dry, well marked, Ink Pools very rewarding, lots of opportunities to get great pics.
16 kms round trip.

Fairly easy trail and worth the effort for the view at the end

1 day ago

Went there yesterday on May Long and overall a nice trail with gradual climb at the beginning, but still quite muddy and about half way in there began to have a good amount of snow. People walked out a slightly hard packed snow path but it is easy to step an inch or two off the path and get yourself into some knee deep snow so be prepared to bring extra socks because they will likely get wet on your way in & out.

May 18, 2018, after lake agnes tea house trail is covered under the snow. And lake louise, mirror lake and agnes lake are still covered in ice. Maybe it would be better to go there couple weeks later

1 day ago

May 18, 2018 mud and snow with a little dry spots. I would recommend to get some grip-ons, just to make it safer. However, my friends were in skateboard sneakers and they have completed the trail.

Nice views but a little touristy.

Great hike with moderate traffic. Made it to the hoodoos & turned back and caught a bus downtown. We parked at the train center as it has 8 hours of free parking.

Great little hike. I would recommend going early to beat the crowds. Wouldn’t be a bad trail to run either

great trail if you want to avoid the croud of Johnston canyon still very muddy and some snow and icy sections but was worth the hike and amazing views, there are also camp grounds if you continue walking.

It was a nice hike hike...easy though

2 days ago

Incredible scenery!

2 days ago

Went there today and the top is still frozen with ice. Hiking up is difficult as it is so steep, going down is just as hard.

Amazing views, pictures could never do it justice.

Very busy. Not really a true hike since they are paved but still a very pretty walk with lots of great views.

Nice short hike. The path is still snow-covered.

19th may : road to Moraine Lake closed. Departure of the trail since Louise lake.

No snow no mud. The lookout was beautiful. It was relatively an easy.

Nice hike

3 days ago

Corey pass had some pretty awesome views all the way up the hike but it was disappointing to me in several areas. For starters I hiked more than halfway crossing many “patches” of snow on the cliff sides. Ultimately I was forced to turn around due to the trail on the cliff side and the surrounding areas being completely covered in snow (could no longer see the trail). I don’t know how people are saying they hiked this a month or two weeks ago because it’s just not possible. Going down was a difficult challenge as well because the trail is not well maintained and you can’t walk down without slipping. Very loose gravel causing a very uncomfortable 4.5 miles down. Still happy I went just didn’t meet my expectations.

3 days ago

Walked this trail several times in different seasons. Last time the lake was frozen.
Always a beautiful walk!

trail running
3 days ago

Great place to go for a few hours. Nothing overly difficult. Very busy most days

The path is paved so I can't call it a hike.
However, for visiting friends or those not wanting something strenuous it is a nice walk to the falls.
However, if you want to skip the crowds, go up to the Ink Pots.

One of the most gorgeous hikes in this area, along with Lake Agnes - Tea House Hike.

A really good beginner to moderate hike

4 days ago

5/17 would recommend crampons. Great hike!

This hike was the longest I’ve been on so far but completely worth it. My 4 and 6 yr old also did this hike with me as well as our dog. It slowed us down a big but it’s so worth it! Once you reach the top you can keep going down another path and climb onto and behind a water fall!

Amazing canyon to hike through. The mountains, falls and ink pots are all must sees. Not too difficult and the trail is well maintained. Bring plenty of water and trail snacks. Enjoy the beauty within these Northern Rockies!

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