Explore the most popular Walking 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.

Beautiful easy trail with stairs the whole way up! The view of Moraine Lake is worth being with all of the crowds!

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

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
21 hours ago

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

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.

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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 ...

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rocky
23 hours ago

Great easy hike at the beginning, then it gets quite challenging at the very end. Keep pushing! The views at the high point are incredible. Definitely bring bear spray, came across a black bear on the way down.

I was slightly disappointed with this hike. There were pretty nice views to the peaks. First part is zigzag climb. But after trail splits, this part just flat and easy. There is no access to the lake, unless you want to scramble, but it’s not worth. It’s around 1h till pass, not difficult and probably would give you nice view. In general, it’s pretty short nice hike.

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Super crowded trail come early if you want to get parking and see the falls without standing in line. Otherwise a family friendly trail easy.

hiking
1 day ago

lovely easy walk on a pleasant Saturday afternoon.

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1 day ago

I enjoyed this hike but it is a very busy trail!

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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.

The trail allows dogs, however, there are many parts where there are big boulders, specifically at the end. My dog struggled in these areas and without going through you will not be able to see the lake.

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

This is a must if you are okay with getting up at the crack of dawn! We got to the parking lot at 5:30am and we got the second to last parking spot, no joke. The easy trail gives you amazing different views of the lake that you can't get anywhere else. Well worth the early start.

Tried to hike this 3 different times. Once at 645 am. Tried at 1:30 pm and again at 5:30 pm. The lot is always full. The bus ride line was too long. We opted out. I don’t think there is anything prettier than Peyto lake on Icefields parkway.

hiking
1 day ago

Don’t let the moderate forest start lull your expectations.This 19km. Hike really delivers an. Amazing and epic end.Stunning mountain and lake views that are some of my favourite. Quiet trail. Co sidering middle of summer.Shpuld be a bucket list. Hike for sure.Bring. Bug repellent for end. Of trail.Soo worth. A few bites ..

Amazing views and worth the steps to get there. Bring lots of water and plan to wait if you need to use the facilities or want something from the tea house. Very crowded.

hiking
2 days ago

Very crowded but the views from the Little Beehive were amazing. Bring lots of water.

So breathtakingly beautiful from the top! A must do

So beautiful with every turn and changes with every shift of the clouds and sun

Very crowded but also very beautiful. We paid the $10 fee to park right in the lot but the roadside was lined with cars for a long distance

hiking
2 days ago

This short hike was a great break from the car and the depth of the water’s cut into the rock was amazing.

Beautiful! I would recommend it anytime! Even in the rain it was worth it! It’s an easy path and the ratio effort VS reward is great.

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