Lake O'Hara and Lake Oesa Via Alpine Loop Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Lake O'Hara and Lake Oesa Via Alpine Loop Trail is a 7.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
436 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

In order transit the Lake O'Hara fireroad, you need to either:1) walk it (11-13km one way) or 2) make a reservation on the shuttle bus prior to the hike. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/yoho/activ/randonnee-hike/ohara/reserve?gccf=true Another option is to book a stay at the Lake O'Hara Lodge: http://www.lakeohara.com/

hiking
23 days ago

Stunning views of peaks!!! I came across wild flowers, lakes, creeks, waterfalls, and may even hear and see small avalanches. My most favorite hike in Banff and Yoho Park. It opens first week of July. If you could not reserve the bus ride it’s worth to walk the distance!

hiking
11 months ago

You need to reserve it in advance .

hiking
11 months ago

In order transit the Lake O'Hara fireroad, you need to either:1) walk it (11-13km one way) or 2) make a reservation on the shuttle bus prior to the hike.
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/yoho/activ/randonnee-hike/ohara/reserve?gccf=true
Another option is to book a stay at the Lake O'Hara Lodge: http://www.lakeohara.com/

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Road in is still closed (scheduled to open mid June). Ended up hiking the 22km return trip from the parking lot into the lake. 440m climb is gradual for the first 7km then steeper the rest of the way in. Lake is still a little frozen in the middle but should be open in a couple of days. I'll definitely return when the road is open and hike the trail.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Loved this trail!

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gorgeous views. Ended up summitting mount Yukness. Stunning views around every corner.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fantastic

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