Explore the most popular Trail Running 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.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
17 hours ago

such a beautiful trail but best to hike in the early fall. so busy in the summer

The views are stunning in all directions. I have made a video of this hike. It is on YouTube, and my channel is LIVEON ALBERTA. Check it out if you want to see the hike before you do it.

hiking
20 hours ago

This hike is beautiful and definitely worth it, but because we read the comments beforehand, we thought we had to cross the river. You don’t actually have to do this!!!! The trail is just marked very poorly. So, the first part of the trail is extremely muddy. Once you get to the river, you see a sign that has a hiker with a backpack on it that points to you crossing the river.... Instead of doing this, which leads you to the campsite, look to your left and follow that trail. That is the trail that all trails follows and it will lead you directly to the lake..

hiking
scramble
21 hours ago

Great hike. Overall, the hike was moderate with the last 30 minutes being hard.

hiking
21 hours ago

We only did the paved part of the trail which is really cool.

Best trail due to hardly any people. We were on the trail at 10 am. We went a little farther than the map and to the right. Then You can see the hoodoos. The last part of the trail is by a noisy road. The rest of the trail has different landscapes. Beautiful moss colored forest floor, meadows, and a great view of bow river with the mountains. We saw lots of elk dropping’s but no elk.

Magnificent views! This was a hard trail for me and my husband. I think it was the altitude and constantly going straight up. We saw a porcupine and numerous birds. Beautiful wildflowers. If you decide to hike this trail just remember the return is downhill which is so easy.

hiking
muddy
22 hours ago

hiking
23 hours ago

Beautiful path, ideal for short legs when traveling on the Icefields Parkway. Not too demanding, overwhelming views of the glacier. It took us about two and a half hours to get there and back. No break because it was just too cold and very windy ...

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

lovely easy walk on a pleasant Saturday afternoon.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Easy-Moderate Canmore Difficulty = ⭐️⭐️/ 5 Distance = ⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 Elevation = ⭐️/ 5 Scenery = ⭐️⭐️/ 5 Elapsed time = 2:36 Open walk down the creek bed. Depending on how much precipitation there has been when you go, prepare to get your feet wet. There are dead trees that you can use to cross the little creek at some points, others the creek is narrow enough to step over. There is very little shade on this hike.

A bit muddy after some rain yesterday, but a great short hike. Pretty steep switchbacks at the beginning but overall not too difficult.

hiking
1 day ago

Pretty scenery and waterfall but far too crowded for my liking. Should have known by the parking lot.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail. Give yourself some time if going with kids. Went fairly early and no mosquitos! Very nice

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike, snow the night before did in the flowers but still a spectacular view at the top!

This was hard but very worth it. First time hiking for a couple of our group, took about 6.5 hours but we were not moving for about 2.5. Views were unreal.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

08/16/19 If you insist on doing the loop please plan to use the switchbacks on the way down. It is very steep. Other than that pretty quiet summit today. Somewhat rainy which made things interesting. Other than that very easy summit. Happy hiking, Nich

It was very beautiful. A shuttle had just dropped off a bunch of people to the viewpoint so that was packed. Definitely follow the map on here and keep going for a much better view and some solitude!!

hiking
2 days ago

This is one to skip if you are short on time. The only view is of the hotel and part of the lake, which is more stunning from other places in my opinion.

Another good break from the car with amazing views. We ventured off to the less travelled path at the end of the parking lot and spotted an elk.

hiking
2 days ago

Short but steep climb, and the view was mostly of the hotel. Disappointing after doing the trails on the opposite side of Lake Louise (Lake Agnes Teahouse & Little Beehive).

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