Egypt Lake Trail

HARD 3 reviews
#73 of 120 trails in

Egypt Lake Trail is a 24.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
24.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1653 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

snow

backpacking
2 months ago

This was my first backpacking experience and I would definitely say it was an awesome to start with. I would not have rated it as 'hard' as many sites consider it to be a beginner hike. It took us 4 hours from the gondola (Pro-tip : take the gondola to sunshine village and hike from there). Don't waste energy by carrying tons of water, buy the chlorine pellets and fill up from the river.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Take lots of water. It's a long steady climb to the incredibly beautiful Healy Pass (7.9km) then a steep down hill to the Egypt Lake shelter (3km). Yes, that means a 3k steep climb back out. Best for an over night at the lake or very early start/return. Tip: campsite #14 is full of large rocks. Best for small tents.