Rock Isle Lake via Sunshine

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Rock Isle Lake via Sunshine is a 8.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
366 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

20 days ago

Great, short hike around the lakes at Sunshine Meadows. After skiing at Sunshine Village season it was great to explore the area around the ski hill. Trail was a bit snowy but it made the contrasting larch trees and evergreens and the blue/green lake stand out more. Throughly enjoyable day.

23 days ago

Nice good easy hike we did it in the snow which made it enjoyable, don't stop here though do the rest of the hikes at the top.

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23 days ago

We attempted to do this today and were surprised to find that you have to pay to ride a gondola to the top of a mountain where the trail starts. That gondola has normal hours so if you want to go early you're out of luck. Many, many beautiful trails in the area for free that don't pose those same hurdles.

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6 months ago

HIGHLY recommended to do this trail in the fall! It is absolutely breath taking. Pretty easy trail.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beautiful. Not too strenuous. Keep watch for bears.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Took the gondola from the base of the ski hill up to the Standish chairlift. Then took the chairlift up to the top. Nice way to enjoy the scenery and views above the tree line. Hiked the loop trail around the lakes, then took the "twin cairns meadow park trail" across the top to the Monarch view point (amazing views towards Simpson and Healy passes). Followed the twin cairns trail back down to the day lodge at the base of the Standish chairlift.
Although many of the wild flowers have already finished blooming, there were still quite a few left to see. Mid July would likely be a better time to do this hike.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

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Monday, August 01, 2016