Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Yoho 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.

Rode this to otterhead trail. About a dozen fallen trees between the trailhead and otterhead trail turn off. Do not try otterhead trail up to tocher ridge. Too many fallen trees on otterhead trail to count and trail gets quite overgrown as you go. Gave up on the bike and hiked the rest of the way to tocher ridge only to find it completely overgrown and covered in deadfall, gave up after bush whacking less than a km.

Easy hike to the chalet at the base of twin falls. Lots of switchback to the top of twin falls. We did a loop out along whaleback/ isolated peak route to the ACC hut. Lots of steep climbing to hit the ridge but some beautiful views.

Great hike, beautiful views. Very quiet compared to Emerald lake, saw nobody off the main lake trail

4 days ago

Casual stroll through the forest until you reach the falls, where there is a short, steep section. Little effort for large reward. Did this hike late evening so decided not to explore below the falls but there seems to be lots more trail to explore.

4 days ago

Decent hike up, scrambled up to the peak, views were below ave due to wildfire smoke, otherwise would have given 4 stars. Getting to the lookout is simple enough. This was the first scramble I've ever attempted, went up off path via larger rocks to the right which provided decent footholds, came down on the path which is mostly loose rock and dirt, took a few falls, would not recommend coming down this way, stick to the larger rock segments.

5 days ago

Amazing hike with several waterfalls and panoramic views. We crossed the falls and looped back down to Laughing Falls. My Strava app said it was 14.2 miles total. Very steep going up and down from Twin Falls but tons of switchbacks make it a little easier. Definitely was long and took all day but well worth it!

6 days ago

Short moderately steep switchbacks then lovely walk to a beautiful Yoho Lake. Swam in the lake and just hung with the ducks and other hikers.

Beautiful well worth the hike easy hike too

somewhat mild entrance. that leads to a beautiful waterfall you can enjoy from above and below

beautiful and scenic, easy strolling. what emerald glow!

10 days ago

If you only go to the old fire tower you really do not get the incredible views. Keep going up the well defined trail to get incredible views of Sherbrooke Lake, the Waputik Icefield, the President and Vice President Mountains and more.

For the last 100 m of elevation there are numerous trials to take to the first summit (the true summit is further along the ridge). This trail is worth it for sure!

One of our favorite hikes out of 12 on this trip. Went clockwise so tough early but an amazing trail along the base of the glacier and spectacular views up and down the valley.

Amazing views up top!

Amazing views, especially in the fall with yellow larch trees. My favourite hike so far!

This is a nice easy trail around the lake. It goes through a very damp dense forest into a big opening and around the other side of the lake is pretty sunny. We use this as a nice 5 km stretching our legs for a big hike tomorrow. Go early as it gets very crowded. Emerald Lake was a beautiful Clay see you awake the colors are gorgeous and if you go before the crowds and canoeing starts the lake is like glass and you can catch the mountains reflections

on Emerald Lake Trail

19 days ago

This review is only for the “hike” around the lake. I put hike in quotations because it’s more of a stroll. Beautiful stroll through. If you want to enjoy a fairly easy hike, this will do it. It’s about 50/50 in terms of shade/exposed. Emerald Lake is really a sight to see - gorgeous water and towering Canadian Rockies. I went mid July, late morning and the weather was fine. Rained a little, but nothing to write home about. Recommend getting to the lake as early as you can - parking fills up quick (at least during the summer season).

20 days ago

Emerald Lake is phenomenally beautiful. The walk around the lake is basically flat and a very enjoyable stroll. We continued on to the basin, which honestly wasn’t really worth the trip. The streams at the top were fun to dip your feet in, but the views are much better on the other trails we’ve done during our week in Canada.

Fantastic hike. Truly a mix of all the Rockies has to offer. A glacial lake, a pine forest, waterfalls, streams and a glacier. Can’t go wrong. Lost almost all the tourists by the time we turned off toward the basin. Saw a few folks on the way. Very quiet around the back rim of the lake. It is crowded, but parking does open up as most people don’t stay too long and there’s parking along the road in. Arrived around 1pm and found a spot quickly.

Iceline is a premier hike in the Canadian Rockies. If hiked clockwise, you quickly gain elevation to fantastic views of Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Valley and surrounding glaciers. This is a busy area and popular hike. Arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the varied terrain and the fantastic scenery.
The trail in in good condition and well marked but always bring a map.

21 days ago

Disapointed by this trail. Nothing special in the wooded portion. Nice view from the lookout, but nothing better than other mountains in this area and here you have a view over the highway... not for me. Going to the top was very tough because no clear path, no markers and cairns were not helpfull (they are anywhere). At mid distance we came back. Fifth hike in five days, maybe we were just tired or have seen so nicest trails in Banff Park?

Beautiful loop trail!

22 days ago

Wonderful hike. We only climbed to the lookout because we wanted to go to Sherbrooke Lake, which we were really glad we did. The hike up to the lookout was a steady uphill climb with only a few switchbacks. Not too bad and the views were terrific. The hike down to the lake was very easy, but I highly recommend it. The lake is stunning beautiful and incredibly tranquil. Moraine Lake without all the people! The trail beside the lake was filled with wildflowers and spectacular vistas across the lake to the jagged peaks beyond. We spent a couple hours just meandering along the trail and sitting beside the lake enjoying the view and the quiet beauty away from the craziness of the Lake Louise area. I would highly recommend combing the two hikes we did for anyone who is looking for a nice climb, panoramic views and ending your day on a gorgeous turquoise Canadian Rockies lake.

Fantastic gem! 11 km hike in if you don’t get a bus pass, 3 months in advance.

25 days ago

we love this hike , for sure some day will come back here again.

25 days ago

The emarald color of the lake is incredible. Trail is mostly flat around the lake and little step at the end to see the lake from above

26 days ago

Horribly buggy trail. Not much to see, falls unimpressive.

Nice half day hike! If you have some more time it definitely worth it to follow the Iceline Trail until you reach the first glaciers. Highline trail is very nice through wildflowers (22.07.2018) and well maintained! We had an early lunch at Yoho Lake on our way back - which was nice because afterwards it goes just downhill - don’t forget Bug Spray!!!! The trail in the forest could be slippery if it’s wet, watch for your steps!

26 days ago

Nice flowers at the trail (22.07.2018) . I was hiking on my own and it took me only 50min to get to the Lookout. The way down is a little bit faster! Nice trail which is especially at the end kind of a exercise when you‘re hiking straight. Nice views to Lake Louise Ski Resort & Cathedral Crags. Worth it if you have 2-3 hours left!

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