Bow Glacier Falls Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Bow Glacier Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile 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
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1200 feet
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 day ago

Amazing

hiking
25 days 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.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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!