Taylor Lake

EASY 15 reviews
#28 of 88 trails in

Taylor Lake is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eldon, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until August.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3579 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

hiking
4 days ago

Had a great time hiking out to the lake today. Some parts of the trail are tricky to follow because of the snow, but it wasn't too bad. Follow the footsteps and you'll be fine. Not sure if I would backpack out there, all the melting snow made the campsites pretty soaked.

hiking
6 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike and the views at the end was totally worth it! Last 25 minutes was pretty deep snow in some spots and lots of slush and mud- bring proper footwear!! I would say this trail is easy to moderate, a few straight inclines but also a decent amount of switchbacks. We did this up and down in 3 and a half hours. Trail wasn't too busy, passed about 6 people in total. Overall this hike was amazing in my opinion and would love to do it again in the hotter months.

11 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

It's a nice lake, last 200feet is like a swamp your walking through, bring extra socks if going early summer, was 2ND week of July when we went. Basically straight up

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Did some snowshoeing to Taylor Lake today. Was a beaut!! No where really to stop and eat with so much snow, but we made it work!

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

A long hike through a pretty forest trail that opens into a meadow of marshland and then a pretty lake surrounded by mountains. The larches had pretty much finished. The trail was quiet muddy and be prepared for the marshland just before the lake. It is quite soggy. Bring waterproof boots and an extra pair of socks.

hiking
10 months ago

We had initially planned to do a hike in Lake Louise on the long weekend but we got there too late and Lake Louise was too busy. On our way back to the Banff area we saw the sign for Taylor Lake and decided to pull over to do the hike. We definitely weren't prepared for this hike, we thought it was going to be way shorter than it was but it was absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend bug spray and waterproof shoes. The majority of the hike is in the shade and when you get to the top you walk through 500 meter of marshland before you get to any sort of dry area but man oh man was it nice up there. Had no idea that there was also a camping area, I would like to go camping there someday!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Beautiful and worth the trip up! make sure to have waterproof shoes! there's a marshy area near the top.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

Thursday, August 13, 2015

snowshoeing
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beautiful scenery, relatively easy hike.

hiking
Wednesday, August 29, 2012