Boom Lake Trail is a 7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.0 miElevation gain2,109 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Please see the park page here for information about current COVID-19 and road closures: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/covid-19-info

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spencer cook
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Hiking

Great trail. Snow packed mail trail with deep snow off trail. Trail is skinny so be courteous and bring a mask to wear when passing others. Gorgeous lake and mountains at the end.

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Jon L
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HikingGreat!

Very nice. Mostly a walk in the woods with the odd view of mountains through the trees until you reach the lake, which is a sight to behold with mountains walling it in on most sides. On 12 April the trail was very well-packed snow throughout (often three feet of it) and with good tread on my boots I didn't need to put on spikes -- no ice anywhere. Elevation gain is much less than what's shown above: it's just 175m over the 5.1km to the lake.

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Cody Emslie
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HikingGreat!

This trail is a beautiful trail in winter when we there. Sunny and a little windy but in the trees the wind was minimal. Cleats are a must. Be careful when you go. Snow and trail were packed down and it was great but when it melts could be tricky.

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Elizabeth Emslie
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HikingGreat!Snow

Hiked the trail yesterday. It was beautiful. Snowy trail was soft, no ice. We used cleats, but not necessary. As other comments mention, greater incline at the beginning, gentle incline all the way to the snowy lake.

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Jason Moline
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HikingGreat!

Great hike on a beautiful sunny day. A bit uphill to start and then nice and easy the rest of the way. Lots of snow on the path, but as soon as you step off the path, you can easily sink up to your knees. A bit of slush on the way back, but the lake was worth it, and I would highly recommend it.

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Michael Harkin
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Hiking

Great easy trail. Elevation gain a bit at the beginning, then pretty gentle from there to the lake. Trail is good right now - firm packed snow. Crampons and poles were handy. Bears are awake... saw the tracks, but not the bears.

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Aither Zhang
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Went on a colder day so the trail was completely empty, I read a previous review saying it’s good for small active children and I can concur my 3 small active children loved it very much ( just kidding, in case they read this review). This trail is great if most of your muscles have atrophied from quarantine it was a steady incline to the lake which is absolutely beautiful, it was still frozen solid so you can walk around no problem and the mountain behind is *chef kiss*. Crampons are a MUST they made the trail so much easier!

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Mandy Klowak-Patchin
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Hiking

pretty easy hike. I took about 2 hours 45 mins we stopped had lunch and stopped for pictures. I am not super physically fit and it was not too hard

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Anna Vu
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Nature trips

March 21 easy but long hike! Took about 1hr and 20 mins to get to the lake and 1hr back down. Didn’t get much of a view as it was snowy out, couldn’t see the mountains. My 10yo small dog made it there and back without my help! Great for small active kids

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Jillian Lucan
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HikingGreat!Snow
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Kerensa F
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Hiking

Nice relatively quiet trail. Narrow in places for passing.

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Rod Sieker
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Mikala Liddle
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HikingGreat!Icy

It was a great hike. Great for people like myself who are not in the best shape. Nice and slow incline with great views at the end. I would recommend crampons as it was quite icy in some spots. Pack a lunch and enjoy the nice view at the end

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B Rempel
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Hiking

Great little hike. Snow was packed down enough, spikes not required

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Maks Bleakney
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Hiking

Very enjoyable hike. Did this with my dog and no spikes without an issue, although I’m sure spikes would have made it a breeze. Love the view at the top, one of those “pictures doesn’t do it justice” views.

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Ashton Floyd
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HikingSnow

Well compacted trail. Snowshoes would only be handy around the lake. The rest of the trail is well compacted. We only used spikes. Elevation gain is only around 200m. The trail forks at the 4.4km mark, both trails rejoin again in about 100m so It doesn’t matter which way you go.

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Marek Kwapisz
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Kneeknee H
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HikingGreat!Snow

Arrived at around 11:30 yesterday and plenty of spots for parking. Not too many people, maybe around 5 or 6 groups at the lake. Beautiful, warm, sunny day :) didn't use poles or crampons, but could see crampons being useful since the trail is pretty packed down and could get a little slipper at parts.

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Tanya Nabutovska
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WalkingGreat!

Very good and easy trail. Beautiful Boom Lake view Total 3 hours

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D Fry
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Mountain-Mary Quite-Contrary
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HikingSnow

Nice, easy, peaceful trail. Elevation gain is more like 230m.

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Marissa Miller
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WalkingGreat!Snow

Great trail and feels safe for winter! although I’d love to see the lake in the summer as well. Took 2.5 hours round trip but we seemed to be going faster than most. Trail is well packed down and moderately trafficked. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by the elevation gain on AllTrails! My watch said it was about 270m elevation and that feels much more accurate to the hike we did.

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Ian Jackson
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