Peyto Lake Overlook

EASY 41 reviews
#10 of 104 trails in

Peyto Lake Overlook is a 1.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
1.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
93 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

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hiking
4 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

15 days ago

One of the most beautiful overlooks on the planet! Hiked it the first week in July on a cloudless day. Once you get past the tourist overlook where most everyone stops to "Oooo" and "Ahhh," and then hike further to the good stuff at the rocky overlook, it's pay-dirt! Fairly easy trail on which we saw few hikers after the tourist overlook.

walking
17 days ago

An absolute must do. Most breathtaking scenery in Canada!

walking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

walking
23 days ago

24 days ago

skip the first lookout and head to the ones higher up - alot less people so can enjoy the view..

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Can be a very busy overlook platform if you get there after 9 am. If you want to enjoy the lake in peace, take the trail down to the base of the lake and end up on the delta at the left hand side of the lake.
Starting from the viewing platform, turn around so that the lake is behind you. Take the paved trail on the right until the wooden railing ends. Go another 50 feet or so and you will see a small dirt path on your right that heads downhill. It's a little over a mile down but it's VERY steep so be ready for a workout on the way back up.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Best view!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

There are a lot of beautiful lakes in Alberta but don't miss Peyto Lake! It's a short uphill walk to spectacular views of the lake. You can see the lake, mountains beyond, as well as a glacier. The path is heavily trafficked in the summer with lots of tourists. There's plenty of room to enjoy the lake you may have to hike a bit and find a spot. No bad views!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago