Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Did the 10km hike from emerald lake through the snow, it was not easy but well worth it .

hiking
16 days ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer.

The trail is rated as easy and that is accurate. There are a few muddy spots so hiking boots are recommended. I'm 62 and had no trouble with the hike. But be aware that I didn't complete the entire loop. I found a beautiful spot for photography on the east bank and I stopped after getting the picture I wanted.
This a trail that requires some patience. I started at the lodge and the trail is a bit difficult to find. Also, the lodge area is madhouse with tour buses dumping off 50-60 people at a time and there must have been 200+ milling around. Quickly leave the lodge area by walking east and you'll come to the trail.

The photography is frustrating at first because the trail doesn't run adjacent to the lake but is up the ridge and the view is obstructed by trees. But after a mile or so the trail is right beside the lake and you'll notice small herd paths that give you outstanding views of the lake. If you are there in late summer or early fall the sun will be to your left so you won't be shooting into it. If you can try to go early in the morning since the winds my be calm and you can get some outstanding reflections in the lake.

hiking
19 days ago

Super easy walk to a spectacular view. Could see it being really busy on a nice day

so beautiful and grand when we are in the midst of the mountains and lakes, the golden larch reflections on the lake is picture perfect !

hiking
1 month ago

A short hike, most of which is pretty easy going. The first part of the trail is pretty boring but the falls make up for it. Suitable for all levels including kids.

walking
1 month ago

A short walk on a paved path to a great view of the tall, spectacular falls. Crowded parking lot and walkway.

I didn’t find Takakkaw Falls really great. There were so many tourists around and climbing on the falls that it was hard to enjoy. I wouldn’t go again.

Hiking to Laughing Falls (approx 6-7 km round trip) was much more satisfactory in my opinion, with gorgeous falls at the end and a couple small falls and a lake on the route. Highly enjoyable easy trek.

hiking
1 month ago

A short and easy hike. Not many hikes give you such a great reward at the end!

Be prepared to get drenched with spray if you get anywhere near the falls (I did it on a cold day, luckily the hike back isn’t long!)

Lovely trail thru the forest. On different trails you can see many other small waterfalls !

nature trips
1 month ago

Such a beautiful lake with a turquoise color!

Beauty everywhere you look. So nice to hike in the prime hiking season and only come across a few groups throughout the day! We did the alpine circuit but I would like to come back to spend more time on the Opabin Plateau. So many lakes, streams and wild flowers! I would like to take more tome to enjoy that special place. We hiked the fire road in and out. It put our day over 30kms and everyone’s feet were not happy for the last 5kms. Other then that, the day was amazing!

Nice easy hike, beautiful view of the falls. Way too busy on the weekend. Encountered a lot of impatient drivers who obviously wanted to get there or out as soon as possible. Valley is beautiful with picturesque falls, tall trees and avalanche paths.

hiking
1 month ago

This 1260' waterfall is absolutely stunning! Short easy walk to it with viewpoints along the way. We seen 2 people rock climbing near it as we were walking towards it. It's a must see! There is also a great place in Field to eat at. It's called Truffle Pigs Bistro. It was great food and drink following this wonderful visit!

Make sure to take the pamphlet!! Short, but medium grade hike. A bit steep in places. Overall the kids had fun

1 month ago

It's a short easy hike. You don't have to go all the way to the bottom to get good views of the waterfall. There are lots of people here today.

falls are insane. trail is nothing.

Stunning View! A must to see in a life!

1 month ago

Awesome, easy hike for amazing views of Wapta falls. Some sections around the falls can get pretty muddy after rain! Be sure to hike all the way down to the bottom of the falls.

1 month ago

Fair easy trail. Best part was getting right down to the waterfall. Being so close you can feel the spray is amazing, and not something you can do at a lot of waterfalls.

Short, beautiful, nice drive too it. Thinner crowds than Banff.

fishing
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike and Sherbrooke lake was stunning! We got there early and had the entire trail & lake to ourselves!

Nice scenery but a little crowded at times

2 months ago

Really enjoyed this easy hike.
Definitely looking forward to doing it again.
The falls are amazing when you are standing in the mist.

I went there for the sunset, it's the best for the light (I even saw a rainbow!) and I was almost alone. The smoke is not a problem there even though it was all around.
The view from look out is as beautiful as from the foot of the waterfall.

hiking
2 months 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.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful well worth the hike easy hike too

2 months ago

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

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

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

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