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Lake Annette Via Paradise Valley Trail

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Banff National Park

Lake Annette Via Paradise Valley Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 1,236 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Lake River Views Muddy Snow
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Chris Johns
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Chris Fehler
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Dana Brown
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Easy hike to a beautiful lake. Lots of fun scrambling and exploring at the far end of the lake in the shadows of Mount Temple.

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Alan Trivett
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The payoff at the lake is worth it. The trail is long but mostly easy. Some cloning at the beginning and to reach the lake. The stream/river that flows beside you during the entire hike is fed by the lake. Simply gorgeous. Amazing place for a picnic although no formal areas provided. Rocks work great.

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Hanna Lemire
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Beautiful trail. Get there early in order to get a parking stall. Overall easy hike with incline only really towards the end. The lake at the end was beautiful. Lots of big rocks to sit and have lunch on. Would definitely recommend and would go back.

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Veronica Tonga
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8/29/20- very very wet hike. Rained the whole time. Pretty hike with very nice views, even with the rain. Pretty easy for 90% and gets a little steep towards the very end. Nice and quiet. Took one star off because there wasn’t a great spot for us to hang out at the lake- that being said, we didn’t look too hard because of the rain. I would do this one again.

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David Barritt
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We completed this hike Sept. 5/20. Although you spend the entire trek in walking through forest, it does open up to stunning views at the bridges and the terrain is very easy the majority of the way. We crossed a total of 3 large bridges and when you come to the third bridge you have around 0.6 km’s until you arrive at the lake. The views are amazing as you see the immense cliffs standing over the lake and there is a large hanging glacier at the top of the mountain to the right of the lake which is crazy! We walked around the lake going right and hiked up the cliffs above the lake to gain a better view from above. Honestly we would do this hike again because the amount of effort to get to it wasn’t that bad at all! Took us 2 hours to get there and 1.5 hours to get back down. Parking lot was full but we squeezed in. We began hiking at 2:30pm so for a late start in the day we would highly recommend this hike!

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Mol Iu
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We started from the Paradise Creek parking lot. Started with the Paradise Valley, then turn to Sentinel Pass!! This is the hard way because we scrambled and climbed all the way up with loose big and small rocks!!! Mostly 45 degree angle and some 70 degree!! Need (better to have ) gloves. Climbed almost 2 hours to the top!! Stunning views!! Very windy up there! Then we came down to the Larch Valley. It’s beautiful with the Valley of 10 peaks!! Beautiful with the Minnestimma Lake!! Then back to the Morine Lake parking lot.

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Taro Matsuo
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Awesome

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Tash H
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I would give it a 4.5 if I could. Tell lot people you’re going to this hike if the turn is closed - they’ll let you in as it’s a different parking lot. Easier trail through forests most of the way. Some incline at beginning and then right before you reach lake. Took us about 3 hours 15min of actual hiking. The lake is breathtaking with the little falls. Good for dogs because lots of water along trail.

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Michelle Bourne
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Sammie Bush
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We went past the lake about 1.2k to where it opens up into the valley which I would HIGHLY recommend. This hike would be classified as easy for about 90% of it, pretty much all of the incline is 1k before and after the lake. Really gorgeous views crossing the creek, at the lake and of course where it opens up a bit further past. It's crazy how few people know about this trail, I guess everyone goes to lake Louise or Moraine lake instead. Parking lot is small so arrive early (you are allowed to park there even if they say the Moraine lot is full just let the person know). We will go back next year and do the backcountry camp for sure!

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Jessica Norgaard
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Nice casual walk with lots of creeks, streams and of course the lake.

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B Brand
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Great trail Almost had the trip to ourselves. Easy hike and great conditions.

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King SAR
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Maris Chutumstid
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Derek Gourlay
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Did with our 4 & 7 year olds, they managed to complete the hike without any assistance, parking lot is small, we got the last spot midweek at 10am, took us around 3.5 hours. The last stretch after the 3rd bridge that crosses the creek was the only real uphill slog to contend with. Horseflies were a bit annoying at the lake, no sign of bears!!

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Mike S
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Awesome little lake

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Manpreet Chokkar
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H E A V E N is here at Paradise Valley, Lake Annette trail is one the most beautiful trail in the world, one can dream but it exist here at Canadian Rockies, it’s a blessing being here, and hiking with beautiful friends beyond words on July 18th 2020 Lake Louise hiking trails, Moraine Lake trails

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Nicole Ysselmuiden
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August 18, 2020 Three and a half hours moving time I know some people who avoid this hike because you spend about ten kilometres walking through the forest. What these people are missing out on (other than some prime shinrin-yoku time) are the glimpses of looming Mounts Aberdeen, Temple, & Hungabee and the delightful crossings over the enchanting Paradise Creek. And after spending some quality time in the woods, you only have a steep-ish incline for 10-15 minutes and then you arrive at striking Lake Annette! This is the most underrated hike in the area, as I can always find parking in its small lot and we only saw six groups (which for the Lake Lousie/Moraine Lake area in the summer is no small feat). Note: my husband was bitten three times by blackflies along the shores of Lake Annette and they pack a powerful punch. Just watch out for them if you break along the shoreline.

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Olga Radostina
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Dave Makarchuk
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Richard Oxlade
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Great little hike, definitely a hike you can take any people on, regardless of fitness level, took me 2.5 hours. Pretty simple really with just a small amount of incline towards the lake. Only issue is parking because the Lake Louise area is always very busy, get there early!

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Samantha Freschette
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Charmaine Taylor
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This was an amazing hike. The beginning and the end are a big kick in the butt so be prepared to sweat it out. We went early and didn't see another soul on the trail until we were coming back. The views along the way are incredible and the lake at the top is an absolute show stopper. Climb gets intense after the green bridge so take a minute there before pushing on to the lake.

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