Paget Peak is a 9.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.5 km Elevation Gain: 962 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Paget Peak is in Yoho National Park. It overlooks Wapta Lake and Sherbrooke Lake. The trail has amazing views. It has rocky and rugged sections with beautiful flora and abundant fauna.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

March 7, 2020. The bench at the lookout house is made of skateboards and the sturdy lookout provided a commanding view of mountains to the east and south. The spectacular panorama is breathtaking. On the way up, due to not paying attention to the navigation system and the volume of snow, we kind of missed the trail, but eventually we found our way back on it. The sizeable elevation gains were past the Lookout house, and nearly impossible to make it to the Peak without proper winter hiking gear (snowshoe and ice axe), if the hiking is done during winter seasons.

skiing
scramble
snow
2 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Went summer of 2019 with husband and our 11 yr old. Took us about 5 hours to and back. Great view!

hiking
4 months ago

Incredible day hike. Final section of trail is a scramble through scree (just passed the fire lookout). Get your bear spray (!)

hiking
scramble
snow
6 months ago

snow covered all the way to the summit. Some spots are waist deep. But the view is terrific.

hiking
8 months ago

We did this hike on the August long weekend with our kids ages 12,14,&16. We all loved it, especially the beautiful views from the lookout! The kids thought the cabin was so cool! I’d say this hike is fine if you are even moderately fit you would just have to take your time. We didn’t go all the way to the summit because a storm was rolling in.

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scramble
8 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

The lower section of the trail to the Paget Lookout is moderately steep with lots of exposed roots and rocks. The route to the Peak is a steeper grind up loose scree slopes and for the most part is fairly obvious with lots of cairns to mark the way. Look out for marmots. It took us old guys 1¾ hours from the old fire lookout to get to the top. We actually made it only to the false summit just short of the actual peak. We decided it wasn't worth the effort to scramble back down to the west and up the actual Paget Peak, another 100 m along the ridge. The view nonetheless was spectacular. The trail starts from the Sherbrooke Lake day use area, just west of the Great Divide Lodge (you can start from the lodge which would add 400 m to the hike). The trailhead isn't that obvious; access is over a metal stile and through a gate in the wildlife fencing by the outhouse. Note that since the highway has been twinned, if you're returning east toward Lake Louise, you now have to turn west on Highway 1 toward Field. The first safe turnaround point to is the Spiral Tunnels lookout.

hiking
9 months ago

I arrived at the lot around 10am and there was plenty of parking in the top lot and an empty backup lot below. The hike is a solid climb with a deceiving break in the middle. The view provides great payoffs. Worth a bit of sweat and grind. Extend your excellent day with an easy trip to Sherbrooke Lake on your way down.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy to park, very nice view, one of my favourite!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy climb on a built trail till the lookout. Much steeper climb on scree and talus after that. Trail is well-marked by cairns. I stuck to the firmer terrain while climbing, but used the scree when descending. Poles recommended for descent.

hiking
9 months ago

Maintained trail. A lot of up but worth the climb. Stunning views from the lookout.

hiking
9 months ago

Cool Hike. Not technical but offers fair views on top. Great conditions for the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

belle randonnée dans la forêt jusqu'au belvédère et ensuite parmi les rochers jusqu'au sommet. très belles vues. bâtons de randonnée fortement recommandés. assez simple et très peu technique mais très à pic. À faire absolument!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail with a great reward at the end...just be aware that this is all uphill from the start to the end.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

Up to the lookout point is pretty straight forward with a well marked path after that it’s a short hike to the base of the scramble and it’s quite steep and requires you to follow the markers people have built, poles recommended and make sure you bring lots of water as there is no reprieve from the sun when you’re about 1.5 km from the peak, overall great steep hike

hiking
10 months ago

This hike was so fun and had amazing views. Trail was easy to stay on just need to look for cairns.

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

hiking
no shade
scramble
10 months ago

Beautiful views but rough scramble down if you go past the lookout. Tons of loose rock and was slightly dangerous with a dog due to rocks constantly getting kicked down (and he’s extremely well behaved). Worth the views!

hiking
scramble
11 months ago

What a hike! I only intended to go to the lookout, but with plenty of daylight left I couldn't resist continuing. The scramble was fun but slightly challenging, and about half way up there was a slight snow storm. The weather cleared as I reached the summit, and even with the mist and rain in the distance the views were incredible. I couldn't find any noticeable summit cairn or register, so I was unable to sign, but there was a nice little memorial up top. I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone with basic route finding skills, and who likes a good scramble.

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