Bow Peak Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Bow Peak Trail is a 12.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
12.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,055 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

muddy

scramble

Side of the road.

hiking
11 days ago

Spectacular view at the summit overlooking Hector Lake and Bow Lake. If you're following the map on this app I took the scrambling on the left side going up to the peak and did some scree going down.

13 days ago

The best hike ever

15 days ago

Gear hike incredible views!!! Definitely a lot bang for your efforts, short easy scramble.

hiking
19 days ago

Tough hike but well worth the effort! Start by driving from Banff Town to the Crowfoot Glacier lookout. Turn back and drive 0.9km to a gravel pullout on the side of the road. Continue walking toward Banff 230 steps to a culvert and then another 140 steps to the beginning of the trail on your right. You should see some dark rocks in the cliff across the road. After a km you get to the stream which was still freezing in July. Tough to cross barefoot but manageable if you take your time - but I would recommend you bring sandals for this part! The hike through the forest has some amazing views and up in the mountain we saw a lot of marmots. We attempted the boulder field rather than going around the summit on the right which was a mistake - too treacherous especially with all of the snow and wind we encountered! We turned back for a difficult scramble down the boulders and vowed to return someday with gloves, sandals, and helmets as well as the good sense to go around the boulders. The current in the stream is stronger on the way back but the descent was otherwise uneventful. We will definitely be back!

1 month ago

Did on July 1 2018. Great glacier and lake views. Must cross shin to knee deep river right at the beginning that by the end of the day on the way back is a little deeper with more vigorous current

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike.... Very hard climb up the face to the top. Some fairly big boulders. If you stay climbers right it is easier up and then down a scree slope rather then the boulder field.

hiking
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hiking
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