Lake Ross Trail is a 18.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 18.0 km Elevation Gain: 591 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

mountain biking
rocky
8 months ago

Not the funnest mountain biking trail. Most of the trail has large head sized rocks with pretty technical descents. I found myself dismounting quite a bit. Very few straightaway or cruising segments, not a leisurely trail. Also compared to other parts of Lake Louise, this is not a very scenic route.

mountain biking
blowdown
muddy
11 months ago

The trail is really nice, Moderate in the forest if you want to cycle, hiking rather easy. Only a bit muddy and some fallen trees on the way. The loop contains the Great Divide which is a closed paved road. It is really chilly that’s what makes it a nice choice far from crowded trails. Ross Lake is a hidden paradise :).

mountain biking
11 months ago

Did the route from behind Lake Louise staff accommodation to Ross Lake on mountain bikes. This was a pretty difficult single track trail for most, the first half being mostly ascent on the way to the lake and the second half descent. This made for a fun journey back when we were exhausted and could glide down. Challenging corners and climbs with the bike but so rewarding to be at the lake where we only saw 1 other person the entire day. About 1.5 hours each way on bike, allow a good amount of time to enjoy the lake!

Mon Sep 03 2018

Done this loop 3 times! Worth the drive. Great ride for bikers, wouldn’t recommend to hike. Very quiet from the main lake Louise scene. Not for beginners. Well maintained.

mountain biking
Fri Apr 27 2018

Nice ride, not a good idea for beginners. I’ve done this trail 3 times & would do it again! A lot of ups & downs, a couple water crossings. You can take the old transcanada highway back from Ross lake to make it a loop. The trailhead can be tricky to find as it starts off as a horse trail(very muddy and gross) behind the Lake Louise fairmont. Enjoy!

mountain biking
10 months ago

mountain biking
Mon Jul 02 2018

mountain biking
Sat Sep 20 2014