hiking
off trail
rocky
1 day ago

Take around 5hrs total to get in and out. It is basically just walking on the creek bed. You will need water shoes. You have to weave back and forth over the stream. We made it up without getting wet mostly, but the stream somehow doubled in depth on the way back. It’s very pretty but is a creek bed hike, mostly in the sun.

hiking
1 day ago

Mt. Norquay road is closed and this hike isn’t accessible at the moment.

hiking
icy
snow
1 day ago

Lots of snow from km 3 upward. Will be back in the summer to finish!

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Hike through the forest to a beautiful view of Boom Lake at the end. Took us two hours each way. Could be a lot quicker if it were not for all the snow. First 45 minutes is no snow, some mud. Next 30-45 minutes is ankle deep snow (I suggest crampons). The last 30-45 minutes is up to knee deep snow if you sink in. Stick to the exact middle of where you can see shows going through and it’s compact enough in most areas to not sink through. We used Gaiters and I suggest them as a must for the next 2 weeks until the snow melts. Make sure to bring bear spray, we saw some fresh footprints of an animal larger than a dog but smaller than a bear; unsure of what kind of animal it may be. We had lunch at the still frozen lake and the views were incredible. If you need to get a hold of me or have any questions visit my site at www.iangriffinphotography.com for pictures, and contact information.

rocky
snow
3 days ago

I'm a city person so this was my first climb ever, but it was definitely worth the 8 hours it took to summit. It wasn't too difficult but would recommend bringing plenty of water and energy bars if you get hungry quick. The only mistake we made was starting late around noon which had us going back down the trail in pitch black for a few hours, so that was pretty fun We also didn't know it would be that cold and windy mid-July so we had to use socks as gloves. If you're from the city and never did a real climb you'll have a blast with this one. Got plenty of stories to share from this.

rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Beautiful! definitely a little challenge for people that don't do scramble very often, but worth the last push up to the falls.

Alot of great waterfalls to see. somewhat busy hike out. ink pots were cool to see. we continued to hike after ink pots, which was stupid because we had to bear spray and no one else was around. pretty good views of the mountains.

Very nice. The restaurant at the bottom of the trail is somewhat reopened. The road is closed to motor vehicles. Bring your bicycle.

hiking
muddy
snow
5 days ago

Nice easy trail. Great for kids under 10 years of age. A bit slushy this time of year.

NOT CLOSED. This is the best time to go, the current is very strong. The national park is closed to tourists. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to have the Canyon to yourself. Getting there is challenging because the road is closed to motor vehicle. It's roughly 20km each way. I did it on a bicycle. It's not bad the road is paved. The trail is a bit muddy in spots and there's a dozen trees that fell on the trail but very manageable. Few icy sections. I didn't need microspikes.

hiking
scramble
8 days ago

Did this hike May 18th. For most of the hike you’ll be walking along the creek bed, which is fairly flat. Only in the last 20-30 mins do you start the scramble up to the waterfall. The waterfall is still pretty frozen. You can hear running water underneath the ice though.

Closed till June 25 Due to Covid

hiking
8 days ago

Trail closed because of construction :/

hiking
muddy
snow
8 days ago

23 May 2020: Looks like it’ll be a great (and easy) hike eventually, but trying it today we turned back after 45 minutes. Ice was slushy enough to sink past the ankles, but not hard packed enough for crampons. There are parts were it was clear of snow and simply muddy, so I’m not so sure how effective snowshoes would have been. Couple with meltwater streams and the steady rain, we decided to call it a day. Will definitely try again once the snow and ice has cleared away properly.

Trail was lovely! Even with it being rainy and wet, not a lot of mud at all. We did Hoodoos to the Toe loop and back down through the campsite back into Banff Ave through Tatanga Ridge. Probably about a solid 16km. Great trek! Saw some Elk too :)

,must see“ when visiting Can get very crowdy.

Great hike! Upward climb practically the whole way. A great workout as well!

Good trail but very busy.

When there are many people, the easy trail doesn't feel easy.

rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Our family enjoyed this hike (youngest 17). The River walk was scenic and easy. You have to cross the creek a lot and so there is a good chance of getting wet feet. The final scramble was steep. The falls were the highlight. They were covered in ice, but a little of the falls were exposed in an ice cave.

2 hours 10 minutes total hike time for a couple of moderately active late 20 year olds (we jogged part of the way back down). Steep hike but no hands and knees stuff. Some ice patches this time of year, but today was fine without crampons (but with some occasional careful tredding).

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

Good trail. Very short and steep, nice calf burner. Recommend a little warm up and stretch beforehand. Had a total whiteout so cannot attest to the view. Decent hike.

Easy trail for the majority of the hike as it was along a creek bed. The scramble at the end to the waterfall is the main attraction. Most of the waterfall was still under snow but would be beautiful to see when it's all melted.

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