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Best trails in Yoho National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Yoho National Park, British Columbia? AllTrails has 63 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 29 hard trails in Yoho National Park ranging from 6.6 to 67.3 km and from 1,082 to 3,192 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Yoho National Park is located on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It was established in 1886. Its landscape is made of high mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and waterfalls. It is home to a varied wildlife including grizzly bears, black bears, timber wolves, cougars, moose, elks as well as many other species. It is thus a great place to watch wildliofe, backpack and hike. Detailed fees and permits on the park website.
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Map of trails in Yoho National Park
Park information
Acreage
323708 acres
Top trails (63)
#1 - Emerald Lake Trail
Yoho National Park
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Length: 10.8 km • Est. 3 h 31 m
Think Lake Louise without the crowds and with better chances of seeing North American wildlife. This trail is the Rockies at its best. It combines a circuit of a green glacial lake surrounded by mounShow more
#2 - Wapta Falls
Yoho National Park
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Length: 4.7 km • Est. 1 h 27 m
Please note: During winter the road to the trailhead is closed. This closure adds 2 KM one-way to the hike. Bring microspikes! This hike offers a beautiful view of impressive falls. There is very litShow more
#3 - Takakkaw Falls Trail
Yoho National Park
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 27 m
Note: This trail is typically accessible mid-June until October. The road closes in the winter. These are some of the highest waterfalls in Canada with beautiful Yoho hiking around them.Show more
#4 - Lake O'Hara and Lake Oesa Via Alpine Loop Trail
Yoho National Park
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Length: 7.9 km • Est. 2 h 56 m
In order to transit the Lake O'Hara Fire Road, you need to either: 1) walk (11-13km one way) 2) make a reservation on the shuttle bus prior to the hike. Another option is to book a stay at the Lake OShow more
#5 - Emerald Lake Loop
Yoho National Park
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Length: 5.1 km • Est. 1 h 33 m
Emerald Lake is a spectacular and serene turquoise glacial lake in Yoho National Park surrounded by mountains. It is so picturesque. The drive from the Trans Canada Highway along the narrow but newlyShow more
#6 - Lake O'Hara Alpine Circuit
Yoho National Park
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Length: 10.6 km • Est. 4 h 37 m
Lake O'Hara Alpine Circuit is a 10.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#7 - Iceline Trail
Yoho National Park
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Length: 14.2 km • Est. 5 h 28 m
This trail has great views up past the tree line and presents amazing vistas across the Yoho Valley. You will also see the glaciers above you. There are many different lengths available to you.Show more
#8 - Paget Peak
Yoho National Park
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Length: 9.5 km • Est. 4 h 31 m
Paget Peak is in Yoho National Park. It overlooks Wapta Lake and Sherbrooke Lake. The trail has amazing views. It has rocky and rugged sections with beautiful flora and abundant fauna. Show more
#9 - Takakkaw Falls and Yoho Lake Loop
Yoho National Park
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Length: 10.8 km • Est. 4 h 8 m
A day hike past Rockies glaciers and their creations - Canada's third highest waterfall and hidden lakes. Yoho National Park is an incredibly stunning part of the Canadian Rockies. However, many of tShow more
#10 - Yoho Valley Trail and Twin Falls Trail
Yoho National Park
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Length: 15.0 km • Est. 5 h 24 m
This is a easy to difficult trail to go on whether you take the iceline 24k 900 meter, or yoho valley 18k 400 meter. There are 5 waterfalls along the hike, plenty of glaciers to. A must to do, severalShow more
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