Iceline Trail is a 14.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Field, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.2 km Elevation Gain: 864 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

This trail has great views up past the tree line and presents amazing vistas across the Yoho Valley. You will also see the glaciers above you. There are many different lengths available to you.

hiking
20 days ago

(Backpacked mid July 2019) One of the most gorgeous hikes I’ve done. We did the Iceline over whaleback and down to twin falls, laughing falls etc. HIGHLY recommend doing the circuit counter clockwise!!! Visiting Stanley Mitchell hut and playing board games with strangers from around the world was a such a wonderful experience. I would absolutely recommend this trail. Entire circuit is doable in one day (including whaleback) if you’re a very advanced and speedy hiker however we took our time, savouring every single view, and spent two nights on the trail. Will do this trail again simply for the joy of it.

hiking
8 months ago

I am glad I did it but it was hard. There was snow on the ground and streams were frozen. It was still beautiful but would have enjoyed it more in the summer

hiking
8 months ago

The first mile and a half will make you want to turn back, but don't. The rest of the trail is so worth it. It has a little bit of everything.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail has it all. Great workout too

hiking
9 months ago

The switch backs at the beginning will kill you. But once you make it to the top everything is worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

A great day hike for viewing waterfalls, glaciers (up close and far), glacial moraines, alpine ponds from glacial runoff, etc. The hike affords a lot of different views of Takakkaw Falls (near and far). We decided to go in an out the same way so we could have more time in the alpine zone and viewing the glaciers, as well as provide a different viewing perspective of walking in opposite direction. 9.8 miles round trip taking about 6.5 hours with a long lunch and lots of stopping for pictures. Agree it’s a moderate hike but easy once above treeline. Plenty of other hikers but we found plenty of time to be alone including on Iceline Peak. Those in the know (not us) apparently parked on the road near Whiskey Jack hostel and save almost a mile of hiking from the Takakkaw Falls parking area.

hiking
9 months ago

The switchbacks to start were hell but this trail is completely worth it!

hiking
9 months ago

Ein atemberaubender Weg und ein wunderschöner Tag! Kann ich nur empfehlen ! Wir haben die ganze Runde gegen den Uhrzeigersinn gemacht! An der Stanley Hütte vorbei! Der höchste Punkt ist übrigens 2230m hoch. Gebraucht haben wir ca 8 h mit 2 Pausen zum Essen und vielen Fotopausen ! Laut meiner Uhr waren das ca 21,5 km! Man sollte schon etwas Ausdauer haben. Meiner Meinung moderat-schwer wegen der Ausdauer die man braucht! Es war Mega heiß obwohl es angeblich nur 24 grad waren! Viel trinken mitnehmen!!!

hiking
9 months ago

As good as it gets. Endless views.

hiking
muddy
rocky
9 months ago

Beautiful day hike with spectacular views!

backpacking
icy
rocky
snow
9 months ago

Great hike to have a closer look at the glaciers! It took us 6h30 to complete the loop, stops included. We did it anti clock wise which had a very smooth gradient going up. Definitely worth spending a day for!!

hiking
9 months ago

Really amazing views of the waterfalls most of the way and when you get over the tree line seeing what is left of rapidly receding glaciers is depressing. The views are amazing and the lakes gorgeous. If you are doing in/out the way back gets slippery with lose stone and then wet compacted soil on the lower part.

hiking
10 months ago

Did Iceline to Stanley Mitchell Hut and then down to Laughing Falls and on back to Takakkaw Falls on a picture perfect day in the high 20s Celsius throughout. About 7 and a half hours total with a few minor food and photo breaks. Tons of hikers to Celeste Lake (I overheard one hiker compare the crowds at one set of stone steps to Grand Central Station) but very few hikers after the lake and lots of space to be alone. If you have the time and inclination, not having to retrace your steps and getting to see the additional scenery and Laughing Falls is well worth it.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing trail! I would say it is pretty moderate as far as difficulty. It’s about 45 minutes of switchback to reach the tree line and then the trail is super easy to follow in the alpine. It got really crowded on the way back. I started at 7:00 am and it was perfect, little to no traffic on the way up.

hiking
10 months ago

Surprisingly busy for a Thursday. we ended up doing iceline, then took the little Yoho Trail to the Stanley Mitchell hut went up the whaleback, then on to the Twin Falls Trail. overall we did about 30 km in 10 hours with nearly 4,000 ft of net elevation GAIN. Very tough over all the whaleback and the first part of the iceline has a lot of switchbacks will make your legs and lungs burn Absolutely the best hike of the season, many many waterfalls on the route, Raging Rivers and Rock and ice and Glaciers. perhaps access should be limited like the lake O'Hara area...

hiking
10 months ago

Quel magnifique sentier, marcher à côté des glaciers, avec des vues à couper le souffle! Immanquable! Pas de difficulté, les lacets au début se font rapideement, ensuite la perspective sur les chutes d’eau captive jusqu’à l’arrivée des glaciers. Superbe!

hiking
10 months ago

Did this as a trailrun yesterday and was blown away. Just an amazing trail that will keep you moving west. I turned back after 7.5km as daylight was becoming a factor but I would love to go back to this area.

hiking
10 months ago

No single photo does this trail justice, but the grandeur of the valley from up along the iceline and all of the beautiful waterfalls, glacier, rock and landscape views makes this trip an interesting one. We did this trail on our way to the Little Yoho Campground with our packs, but you could start the trail and decide to turn around at any point to control the distance and effort you put forth on a day hike. Trail was in great condition when we were there, aside from lightning and thunder along the way.

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 months ago

Views are fantastic. But to do it as a round trip would miss the best. Suggestion is to go down Cerulean Lake to the Yoho Valley trail or, for a longer & better hike, up to Twin falls. The crown jewel. It makes for a very long day though. Yoho suffers from the mismanagement of Parks Canada who believes that access must be unrestricted. Year after year they facilitate mass tourism until places become ruined. Reality check? Just visit Lake Louise and be devastated with their utter failure. A parc must remain a parc.

hiking
snow
11 months ago

Snow covered with plenty of opportunity to post hole. Have done this trail many times so route finding was not an issue. Tried to stay to the rock outcrops as much as possible. Took 5 hours from hut to falls. Saw plenty of unprepared people heading out late into variable weather. Week of warm weather will prepare trail for the masses it gets in the summer.

hiking
11 months ago

lots of snow on the higher part of the trail. my walkibgpole almost completly was gobe in the snow, some parts. i started at yoho valley trail which leads to the iceline trail. did not make it to the iceline summit though 'cause i couldnt find the trail in the snow anymore. looked like the trail signs were not there either. soo i had to turn around.. still great experience!

hiking
snow
11 months ago

Lots of snow, almost 4km in snow. But amazing view. Quite hard in this conditions. Take a great shoes.

11 months ago

June 9th, road is still closed, can't get access to the hike...

hiking
Sun Apr 28 2019

One of the best hikes ever. Seriously.

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