Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail

EASY 42 reviews
#5 of 103 trails in

Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail is a 1.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
32 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

lake

views

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18 hours ago

8 days ago

Don't skip this one if you are at Moraine. Very easy, short, and a great view.

10 days ago

Really busy but great views over the lake

15 days ago

16 days ago

An easy trail to the most beautiful view of the valley of the ten peaks and Moraine Lake. In my opinion it's even better than Lake Louise. There are lots of places to move around, take pictures, and enjoy the view. In the morning there is a great reflection of the mountains on the lake too!

In the summer the parking lot fills up quickly and rarely opens throughout the day. We arrived at 7:40am and it was already packed. Try and arrive before 8am before the parking attendants get there so you can snag a spot or wait for someone to leave. There is no Park shuttle to Moraine lake in the summer but there are private tour buses.

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19 days ago

20 days ago

Very easy. Takes a maximum of 15min round trip. Too crowded but the views were amazing. I wouldn't exactly come back just for it tho, unless I'm touring someone around.

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1 month ago

Beautiful. Worth the hike up the rock trail.

hiking
1 month ago

A simple hike up a pile of rocks hence the name Moraine Lake Rockpile. The views are amazing from up top. It's a 360 degree view of mountains/sky/lake. Truly amazing. Definitely try to get there early in the morning or late at night to avoid the crowds.

1 month ago

Easy, gorgeous hike.