Lake O'Hara and Lake Oesa Via Alpine Loop Trail

MODERATE 12 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.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
533 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

19 days ago

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hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

You need to reserve it in advance .

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Loved this trail!

11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fantastic

Sunday, July 17, 2016