Photos of Maligne Canyon Loop

DISTANCE
10.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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hiking
16 days ago

We started at Maligne Overlook and hiked down Maligne Canyon’s first bridge. The first three bridges were condensed with tourists. Once you get to bridge four there aren’t as many people.

The best views of Maligne Canyon come at bridges four and five. We wanted to make the most of our hike so we went from bridge one to six on the main trail, then got on trail 7H to bypass the crowd. It’s no joke - it was a straight incline to get to the top. It was so worth it.

I would definitely recommend taking the back trails and bypassing crowds. It made the hike easier by not having to navigate other people and personally, I think we found the best views.