Larch Valley Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Larch Valley Trail is a 10.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until August.

DISTANCE
10.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
824 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 days ago

I did this hike out to just short of the Sentinel Pass. It's my opinion that if you do this hike you should be prepared to go all the way to Sentinel Pass end to make the most of the views. If you don't have the time you should probably just choose another hike.

hiking
10 days ago

25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The initial climb was grueling but the valley up top was so worth it. We hiked up until the start of the Sentinel Pass trail, which looked just as promising but we we're ready to turn back after enjoying the scenery and taking some pictures looking out over the valley. Some snow on the trail but nothing to deter you. Wear layers as it's much colder up in the valley than at lake-level.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

What a beautiful hike. We were blessed with a great sunny day. After a series of 10 steep switchbacks, you are greeted by the magnificent Larch Valley forest and its Larch trees that turn yellow in early autumn and the awesome valley of the 10 peaks as a background. We would rate this as a moderate but challenging hike. It is a busy trail so start early. We pushed on to the base of the Sentinel Pass for some more gorgeous views. Definitely recommend this hike especially during early autumn.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Very beautiful hike! It starts out with switchbacks as soon as you start out - you're climbing for the first 45 minutes or so. Then it opens up to the beautiful valley. Worth seeing the larches during the fall seasons for sure! Was very happy we started out earlier as the trail was packed coming down.

9 months ago

Great hike. Larch trees in full golden color. Glad we did it Friday, as tomorrow it will be packed with scenery seekers.

10 months ago

Beautiful place to hike but very busy with tourists.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing! Outstanding! Highly recommend - especially in Sept.

hiking
10 months ago

Fantastic hike. Would have been much better if it wasn't so cloudy in the morning. However, towards the end of the hike, it started to clear up and it was beautiful.

Monday, June 20, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Absolutely beautiful in the fall, but expect the trail to be completely packed with tourists (as Moraine Lake area usually is). Despite the heavy population, it's very worth it. Easy hike! Add difficulty by continuing to sentinel pass.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Best place to hike during Fall season. The larches are beautiful! It's a beginners hike for me. You have to be in Moraine Lake parking lot before 9am or you will not find a place to park.

hiking
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Beautiful especially during Fall with the changing colours

hiking
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Very beautiful!!