Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail

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Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail is a 0.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
13 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

23 days ago

Lots and lots and lots of people.

hiking
26 days ago

Short and steady climb. Paved path.
Great view of the lake once you’re at the top.

30 days ago

simply beautiful. Canoed too.

1 month ago

1 month ago

This is a must do! It's really easy but the views are some of the best and most famous around. Chipmunks live amongst the rocks and are it scared of humans.

There is a trail that leaves from the parking lot, near outdoor restrooms that walks up to the view. Climbing the large mound of rocks isn't necessary so don't make the same mistake I did! This view is spectacular and should not be missed.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail and very busy but worth it for those looking for an easy rock scramble hike.

1 month ago

Arrive early if you would like to park close to the rock pile.

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Arrive at 7 am or earlier, not only to get parking, but to get some quieter time at the lake. Kids 7 and 9 had fun climbing up the rock pile, but we took the path to get back down (although they wanted to climb back down). Moraine Lake in the morning is the best thing in all of Banff. After the rock pile, recommended to hike around the lake and then even rent a canoe, for more spectacular views.

1 month ago

You can climb up the rock pile and then come down the path trail afterwards! More fun this way! Nice view at the top, LOTS of people! Moraine lake is such a stunning view! Takes about 10-15 min to climb up? Maybe 10 min to walk down the trail.

1 month ago

Arrived 7am and caught last of available parking spots. Incredible views!

1 month ago

Insane view of Lake Moraine and the Rocky Mountains. Wear proper shoes so you can climb the rocks and cross the dam safely.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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2 months ago

A short jaunt to see one of the most spectacular scenes on earth! Wow!

2 months ago

A quick, easy, and highly rewarding view. I go back to Moraine Lake every time I'm in Canada and next year I'll be bringing my hammock to enjoy the view away from all of the tourists. You can also climb up on the giant rock and get some views above the tourists taking photos on this path.