Hector Lake Trail

EASY 2 reviews
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Hector Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

A short day hike - with a major river ford - to the shores of a large, glacier-fed lake in the Bow Valley, just west of the Icefields Parkway, about 11 miles (18 km) north of the junction with the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park.

23 days ago

About half of the section down to the Bow River has turned into a creek, making it tough to navigate around in some parts. There’s a river crossing as well but it’s not really feasable till maybe much later in the year when water levels are low. I followed the Bow River downstream to get close to the lake (as seen on the map as another trail) but this “trail” kind of faded in and out throughout the hike. Ran into a lot of spider webs across the trail, ticks, and water. Probably won’t do this hike again.

hiking
1 month ago