Grassi Lakes Trail

EASY 396 reviews

Grassi Lakes Trail is a 3.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
167 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Super easy trail with beautiful ponds and some wall climbing.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked it in the beginning of November. There is a bunch of snow, but it was well accessible in without any special equipment though. Frozen lakes and waterfall were amazing. A quite short easy/ moderate hike (if you choose the more difficult path).

hiking
2 months ago

We did this trail on an afternoon in late October.
I would definitely recommend taking the more difficult trail on your way up if you're capable, and then taking the easier trail down. The easier trail is a bit boring, whereas the more difficult trail leads to a gorgeous view of a waterfall. However, if you take the more difficult route I'd definitely rate this hike as moderate rather than easy! Took us under 1.5 hours to do the whole thing, taking the more difficult route up and the easier one down. The lakes are super pretty and there are some great views on your way up.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike! Even in lots of snow, it’s short and like a winter wonderland back there! Also the lakes aren’t quite frozen yet!! Would 100% recommend and do again!

2 months ago

Great views, middle of the road for effort, little busier than preferred but def glad we saw it! would recommend

3 months ago

Easy trail even in bad weather. Beautiful lake. We took the lower trail back which is a bit more challenging. Must do hike if staying in Canmore. 1 1/2 hours tops including time to sit and enjoy the views.

3 months ago

It’s ok, good for families

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike just outside of Canmore! Really packed on the weekend, but beautiful lake at the top!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with the family!

3 months ago

love this. go the hard way...worth the amazing views and not too many people out right now so you can get great pictures.

hiking
3 months ago

great beginner trail my son loved it

hiking
3 months ago

A good hike for all skill levels. The moderate route had some rocky uphill climbs that were adventurous and fun! Great views of canmore. Good for families and dogs!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike for beginners. Definitely recommend the more difficult trail on the way up. Beautiful view overlooking Canmore and loved the color of the lakes.

3 months ago

Very nice intuitive trail. This area can get very busy on nice days and weekends etc. I wouldn't suggest going if you don't like crowds, or plan to go during the day on a week day. Enjoyable with the whole family! Fun watching the rock climbers too :)

3 months ago

Pretty awesome hike. We took the more difficult trail on the way up, and the easy trail back. We also hiked up to Whitemans Pond which was well worth the extra effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Busy for a Wednesday- beautiful scenic hike.

4 months ago

Great beginner hike. It was really busy as it is a popular spot. Nice views and was able to watch some rock climbers once at the top. Didn't stop much as it was pretty crowded.

4 months ago

This was more challenging than we expected due to the rocky climb & that is was somewhat slippery from the rain. But it was so very worth the effort with the spectacular views of the waterfall & Rundle Canal & the mountains. The Grassi Lakes were lovely.

hiking
4 months ago

Good spontaneous hike. Did this the first day arriving to Banff at 8pm in June and since we have not seen anything else in the park, this was a beautiful experience for us. It's a good last min hike. The lake was beautiful, we spend a good amount of time admiring it.

walking
4 months ago

Great little hike to stunning Grassi Lakes. Good lunch spot.

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