Bow Glacier Falls Trail

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Bow Glacier Falls Trail is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Field, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
284 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Bow Glacier Falls Trail runs along the shores of Bow Lake. Featuring the ice-blue glacial Bow Lake and stunning panoramic views of its headwaters. The trail starts at the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge just off HWY 93 (Icefields parkway). It wraps along the shore to the southwest corner of the lake, meeting a long rustic staircase that will take you up the hill into a valley where you can venture over to Bow Glacier Falls.

1 month ago

You can either go straight to the bow falls or make a left over the massive boulder to two different waterfalls. Both are pretty good the second is much longer.

1 month ago

Great views of the lake from the side and rear. We did not make it to the falls due to a snowstorm blowing in. Would definitely do it again. Some parts of the trail were snow covered and slick, so proper shoes/boots and/or poles recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful area! Easy hike with one steep section (has stairs). Beginning by the lake can be quite busy but the trails become quieter the further you go.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly easy trail with only one steep section. Very tranquil walking along the lake shore. The basin featuring the waterfall is pretty awesome and caps off a nice walk. Saw a decent sized black bear on the way back.

3 months ago

The ice fields are so beautiful. This is an easy few hour hike to be around water.

3 months ago

Stunning waterfall! Will go back again!

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail. The waterfall was worth the walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy to moderate hike. A very nice view from start to finish. Took the dog with me with no trouble. Just under 3 hours.

hiking
4 months ago

Incredible views!

5 months ago

Short hike, mainly flat until the last bit until you reach the "steps" up to the old glacier moraine. Bring bug spray!

5 months ago

Beautiful scenery the entire way and not too crowded. I'd rate this hike as easy - just need to have careful footing in areas where the trail is a little washed out. Word of caution - make sure you wear plenty of bug spray and are well covered. There were swarms of mosquitoes and despite wearing bug spray, we both got a lot of bites.

5 months ago

Amazing

hiking
6 months ago

So I actually didn't go to the falls because the path past the lakeshore was pretty impassable in my opinion. Just walking around the lake shore of Bow Lake was stunning as well. You are pretty much surrounded by mountains with amazing views in every direction. The only thing was that the trail was really muddy when I went with sections covered in flowing water.

hiking
8 months ago

One of the most beautiful lakes to hike along side and a gorgeous canyon but the falls themselves were a little underwhelming

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Hi fellow hikers!
I've seen that there are two tiers to the falls, do you know how you get up above the base tier to the higher level? Thanks so much!!
Jess

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It took us almost 4 hours to complete the trail because we ended up going up the waterfall as well. The first part of the trail was easy and it progresses to moderate as you approach the waterfall. It's all worth it in the end though with the amazing views! It was a lot of fun.

hiking
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bow Glacier Falls Trail was great-- the staircase at the end is not to be underestimated. But even if you choose not to go up the stairs, the canyon mouth there would still be a fantastic place to sit and lunch. For as many people were in the parking lot, the trail was suprisingly uncrowded-- especially for a weekend and sunny day!

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