Celeste Lake via Iceline Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Celeste Lake via Iceline Trail is a 16.6 kilometer loop trail located near Field, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
913 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

1 month ago

Did this hike on 8/17/18 starting from parking area and going up clockwise behind hostel. Good views of the falls on the way up. Pretty steep for the first few miles. Then some up and down along the ridge for a couple of miles. Great view and cool breeze from the glaciers above you. Once you start down you will be in the forest again. There was smoke when we were hiking, but still some great views. We are mid 60' s and had no problems, but we are also not in any big hurry.

1 month ago

One of our favorite hikes out of 12 on this trip. Went clockwise so tough early but an amazing trail along the base of the glacier and spectacular views up and down the valley.

1 month ago

Amazing views up top!

hiking
1 month ago

Iceline is a premier hike in the Canadian Rockies. If hiked clockwise, you quickly gain elevation to fantastic views of Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Valley and surrounding glaciers. This is a busy area and popular hike. Arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the varied terrain and the fantastic scenery.
The trail in in good condition and well marked but always bring a map.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful loop trail!

hiking
2 months ago

7/14/2018: wasn’t sure how I was going to like this trail at first but it was worth it. Has a little of everything... forest, rocky “open” terrain (looks almost desolate), ice glaciers, blue lakes and basins, and even a waterfall. I would recommend doing this hike clockwise to get the sharp incline out of the way. The back half will be more of a gradual decent and easier on the knees and the last few miles will be more on flat terrain (I like having easier miles at the end of hike in case of any injuries or pains that could occur at the higher elevations). Bring sunscreen as a good portion of hiking is out in the open. And bug spray. There were also a few trail runners on this route as well as solo hikers.

trail running
2 months ago

Did on July 5 2018. Only some minor snowfields up top to cross - nothing more than few hundred feet at one time. Quite passable and as the overall 5 star rating suggests should be your number one choice if your coming to Yoho!

11 months ago

The Iceline section of this hike may have been my favorite hike ever. Did the steep part first(hiked clockwise) and found it challenging but not brutal. If you do it this way the second half of the hike is a gradual descent through mostly woods and not nearly as exhilarating as the first half, but then again what is?

11 months ago

Nice peaceful hike through the forest at the start, very few people which is nice for a change. It is a long uphill people that haven't done much hiking before may find it hard. Good views at the top and views of he glacier. We completed it in just under 4 hours but with fast hiking.

hiking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

We completed the Iceline trail in late September and it was fairly snowy, but still manageable without cleats. The views at the higher elevations on this trail are truly awesome - and that is an accurate use of the word, not a figure of speech. :-) We opted to complete a loop via Celeste Lake and Yoho Valley. This created a really enjoyable, varied hike: up through forest then gorgeous icy mountain views on Iceline and then down through mature forest, lakes, rivers, and water falls via Celeste Lake and Yoho Valley. If you go this way, be warned that the last hour or so is painfully boring. The Yoho Valley stretch at the end is very flat and not at all interesting. You could drive a small car on the trail it's so flat and wide, but I personally think it's better to end that way then to start that way. We saw others doing the same loop counter-clockwise which would mean starting out with the boring bits on Yoho Valley and ending with Iceline. I guess it comes down to personal preference. Doing the loop was a great deal more enjoyable than an out and back trip on Iceline alone would have been, so I do recommend this option if you are up to covering a bit more distance.

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Smoke is gone, not too busy, raining last 1/3rd and 6C at Mitchell Stanley hut. Scenery changes every 15 mins. Amazing hike.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Amazing hike, amazing views. Starts off steep but levels out, some areas were trickier than others due to the small/loose rocks. Overall, worth the hike for the nice views!

backpacking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Took for a bit during our hike to the Iceline. Good place to stop for some lunch and photos.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Amazing hike, amazing elevation gain. All elevation gain is pretty much in the first hour on switch backs, then levels out in the rocks. Completely worth it to feel like you're on top of the world.

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

En fait nous avons fait le grand tour via Little Yoho. Très belle randonnée.

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Amazing day hike. We started towards Laughing Falls first, which is definitely the easier direction. The wildflowers are in full bloom near Celeste lake and were beautiful. A couple other hikers did not go this route because they were told the bridge was out, but it has been rebuilt. Very low traffic made this a peaceful hike.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Amazing trail the whole family loved it

backpacking
Friday, July 28, 2017

I did this hike quite a few years ago now. But regardless I still think back and have vivid memories of the spectacular views. Hope to go back some day!

Happy hiking to you all!

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Breathtaking views of the mountains and waterfall.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

One of the best hikes I've ever done. The trail to Celeste Lake is closed, so you cannot currently complete this loop, but it is well worth the hike up to the Iceline Summit. Steep switchbacks through forest before you emerge on to a rocky plateau. A bit more climbing and traversing several large snow fields at the foot of a few glaciers before reaching the summit for some incredible 360 degree views. Would recommend poles as the snow is soft in several places and ready to cave in.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

pretty cool to reach summit and look down at the high waterfall I was standing in front of a few hours ago.

21 days ago

recorded Iceline via Celeste Lake

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