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Silverton Falls is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 347 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Washed out

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Getting There

Silverton Falls is a short and rewarding hike to a pretty waterfall. It is a hidden gem and lesser-visited beautiful waterfall that is located just down the Bow Valley Parkway from Johnston Canyon about ten minutes. It is a short 0.7 km hike from the small gravel parking lot to the waterfall (1.4 km round-trip) and the hike starts along the same trail that leads to Rockbound Lake, but stems off to the right at the fork. The trail passes through the forest along a flat terrain to begin with and then climbs the remainder of the way along switchbacks to a small area overlooking this gorgeous multiple tiered waterfall. A portion of the trail was narrow as it followed along a steep ledge. There are also amazing views of the deep forested valley and mountain range in the distance from this spot. This tall waterfall was beautiful to admire and photograph. This hike is a great one to do if you are looking to get away from the crowds and see a beautiful waterfall and rewarding views for a moderate amount of effort along a short trail. It’s conveniently located just a short drive from Johnston Canyon along the same highway (heading north – look for signs for Rockbound Lake) so if you’re already in the area, you should definitely stop here either on the way to or from Johnston Canyon.

Park at the Rockbound Lake trail head parking lot, a short distance SE of the Castle Junction highway intersection 31kms west of Banff.

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Reviews (188)
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Recordings (121)
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Jennifer Smith
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Went this morning around 10 am. beautiful short hike. We had 2 dogs that like to pull... little tricky in some spots. We had a 10 and 14 year old with us as well. The 10 year old was anxious at the narrow washed out sections ... we made it though. Falls are beautiful.

Danielle Lachance
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Hiking

Short trail with a great payoff. Falls were very easy to get to, parts of the trail are a bit narrow but not very steep and waterfall is quite spectacular. Went with young children and had no issues.

Sheldon Muradali
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Hiking

Very short trail, some very short sections are narrow and single file, esp if young kids are accompanying you. Caution, when you get to the falls, there is very limited space. Falls are definitely worth seeing the three tiered falls.

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Brittany Scholz
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HikingMuddyRocky

Amazing trail! All the reviews were accurate and helpful. Short distance with great waterfall reward! Had lunch at the top!

Igal Novogrebelsky
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Hiking

Easy hike! Would recommend to anyone! The view is absolutely worth it!!!

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Nouman Ali
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Hiking

Was a very easy and short hike. The trail is clear and well signed and easy to follow. Unfortunately not a lot of space up at the waterfall viewing spot however when I went there we had the spot for ourselves for about 40mins! Great easy family hike, 10/10 would recommend

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Jillary Swadas
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Hiking

shortest and yet most beautiful hike. the whole hike with taking pictures took us 50 mins to finish.

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Alexander Takeshi
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this was a nice short hike. the waterfall is nice and makes a great picture. I took my time and relaxed at the waterfall. Went early and only came across a couple other people. Most people were going to Johnson Canyon.

Corina Kluge
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Hiking

The falls are really neat! Short hike but a bit steep, would be doable but tough for some people. I wish there was another lower view of the falls as well.

Brooke Edworthy
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HikingRocky

good view of the water fall. attempted the other trail but had to turn back at the poiny where you walk over the stream. well maintained trail. not too busy during the morning. dog friendly

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James Wade
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Hiking

Cloudy. July, 2019.

Nikki Sutton
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Hiking

Nice trail to this pretty spot. Trail is completely dry and only 700 meters from the starting point at the carpark. The road is currently closed but you can park at Castle Mountain Chateau and walk which is just a few minutes. Castle Mountain Chateau is open for snacks, toilets, bear spray and picnic tables. If you're looking for a longer hike, this trail is actually off the trail for Rockbound Lake which is about 18km return. So a perfect little detour!

Scott Fediow
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HikingSnow

If you are looking for a quick easy hike, this one is perfect for that. Also a great one for a beginner as there is a bit of elevation but nothing that it too strenuous. Plus the falls at the end make it worth it, very beautiful in the winter. I will have to check them out again in the summer.

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John Olson
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful hike. Spikes are definitely suggested. The snow was about 12in off the trail. We are looking forward to this one again in the summer.

Alan Towne
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Snow

A beautiful, easy, hike with very few people on the trail. The first half is very flat and through the trees. Half way you start to climb on a somewhat slippery, narrow trail. it is not difficult but I reccomend wearing Yaktrax or some type of grip for the winter. That being said, my wife is 7 months pregnant and she had no real issues with the hike. The waterfall and the view from the top is wonderful. I would ho here before the highly trafficked Johnston Canyon.

Emmanuel Schmid
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Hiking

Nice short walk up to the water fall. Don't forget to look around when you're up, there's a nice view.

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Austin Clement
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Caleb Riechman
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HikingSnow

Fantastic trail for a short out and back hike, not too steep but the footpath narrows on the switchbacks. The trail was rocky in the flat section and a bit tricky with the 3" of snow covering today. The falls were impressive, and so was the view.

J Doerr
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Hiking

Easy and away from the crowds. It's a good light walk to do after a day of driving with a nice inviting falls at the end.

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Cathy Kennelly
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Hiking

Parking lot was closed today- not sure for how long.

Samantha Porcher
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Hiking

Short, easy trail. Nice waterfall at the end, not much work for a nice view. A good add on hike after Johnston canyons ink pots.

Tara Bejai
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Hiking

Shares a trailhead with Rockbound Lake and is poorly marked both at the trailhead and at the road. This is a great trail, good bang for your buck. Great views of silverton falls, however the trail map is incorrect but well marked when you get there.

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Melissa Villaseca
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Hiking

Super easy, nice if you just want a short walk in nature with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

jai mehta
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Hiking

Very easy and short stroll to a decent waterfall

Peter Whitmarsh
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Hiking

nice waterfall. simple trail but a bit of a climb to reach it.

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Jillian Davidson
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Hiking

great trail. Only a bit uphill at the end as you have to walk up to the Falls but super worth it.

Kayla Garcia
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Hiking

great trail - the lower section is closed right now but it winds you up the mountain a bit to still get an amazing view of the falls and mountains.

Krysten B.
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