Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail is a 2.9 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
162 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

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Some of the greatest views I have ever seen.

6 months ago

Ok easy walk just busy, still nice to do.

6 months ago

beautiful! The lake is amazing

6 months ago

Good walk, this is not a hike, so good for those that need paved pathways. Beautiful lake but very, very busy.

walking
7 months ago

Easy walk that provides great photo opportunities. Went early evening and most of the crowds had left which was nice.

7 months ago

Beautiful but I wouldn't consider it moderate in difficulty. Definitely and easy walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Make sure to arrive early, to get parking, but also to enjoy some quiet. We arrived on a weekday at 7:10am, and had one of the last parking spots. However, this did allow us to enjoy the lake in its quieter moments.

7 months ago

Easy trail that most of the crowds don't follow, made for an enjoyable hike.

8 months ago

An easy and scenic walk along the lake shore of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in the world!

hiking
9 months ago

More of a walk than a hike, but this is arguably the prettiest lake I've ever seen.

9 months ago

Easy trail with great glacier views. Great for families with young children.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy pretty flat trail along the shoreline to a good view of the glacier at the end of the lake

hiking
10 months ago

Great, easy hike to the other side of the lake and back. The view from the back side of the lake is worth the peaceful hike. Go before 9am to beat the crowds. Once there is too much traffic the park will shut down access to get to the lake.

hiking
10 months ago

Just completed this trail yesterday June 11th it was a Sunday so it was very busy but the view was still amazing great walk along the shore for families and people with pets very easy great for all ages !

backpacking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Valley of Ten Peaks is the most scenic hike I've accomplished to date. Ice covered mountain peaks and a glacier to boot. Did not have GPS when I went, but the trail is well marked. Most awesome views in Canada. Stayed in Canmore by Banff.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nice little stroll around the lake.

walking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The view is beautiful and this short walk around the edge of the lake was magical in pouring October rain. This is an easy walk although the unpaved trail cuts through the trees so you need to watch your step.

hiking
Friday, September 02, 2016

One of the two most beautiful lakes I've ever seen, with the other being Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Get here early because parking can become virtually impossible if you don't. If you're in Banff National Park, I think this is the #1 destination to see for yourself. it's absolutely stunning! Also, hiking up the glacial creek that feeds Moraine Lake is beautiful, although a pretty rugged hike getting through the thick pines and brush, but it is well worth it! It leads up to the base of the peaks, and there are beautiful meadows with colorful wildflowers all over. It also has some marshland, which is perfect habitat to find moose.

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

At least 8h hiking to wenkchemna pass. 9,9Km to go up there. It worth!

hiking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The most beautiful place in North America; a lifetime memory when my children were still "kids."

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Not easy to get have parking space, arrive early. Great walk around the lake, very easy.

hiking
Monday, August 18, 2014

The trail around the lake is actually 4.2 km. it is quite the drive to the lake. I imagine this trail that is posted is inclusive of the whole trail to the lake and back.
In the summer months; parking is very limited. If you don't arrive before 9:30 am; you may need to park on the road sometimes many kilometers away from the lake. So arrive early.
lovely little stroll with the most amazing view of the lake. So calm, you will get lost in the peaceful environment.

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