Giant Steps Via Paradise Creek

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Giant Steps Via Paradise Creek is a 15.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
576 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

backpacking
2 months ago

They have re-routed the trail. Now, it follows the path that goes through Lake Annette. It doesn't add too much on distance or elevation gain. Look for the signs for Giant Steps close to the turn off to Sentinel Pass. Also, if you are going to Paradise Valley Campground, it is only 400m from Giant Steps.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Monday, September 12, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

very big payoff for minimal effort

Sunday, September 27, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Great hike. Be aware that you must travel in groups of 4 or more some parts of the year because of bears else you could be fined upto $5000.

hiking
Monday, June 17, 2013

Not too sure about the 4hr return trip on this sites info. I just did this hike in 5 hrs on June 15/13, and we hiked at a solid pace. Keep in mind - this is a 20km return trip. This trail has it all. I can see why this is one of the more popular trails in Banff national park. Stunning views of lake Louise ski hill, beautiful high mountain peaks that tower over you, beautiful meadows with the creek running through it, and if that's not enough! wait till you walk up the hill and and before you know it - one of the most beautiful emerald green mountain lakes is right before your eye's (Lake Annette). The trail continues past Lake Annette, however it's a steep climb that will suck the air out of you if you're not in shape. This climb continues for a good mile. If I do this hike again....or when I do it again - I will only hike to the lake.