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Yoho Valley Trail and Twin Falls Trail

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Yoho National Park

Yoho Valley Trail and Twin Falls Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Field, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 2,460 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Rock climbing Snowshoeing Running Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Blowdown Bugs Muddy Over grown Rocky Scramble
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Note: The road leading to this trailhead closes seasonally. For more information, please see https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/yoho This is an easy to difficult trail to go on whether you take the iceline 24k 900 meter, or yoho valley 18k 400 meter. There are 5 waterfalls along the hike, plenty of glaciers to. A must to do, several trails lead off from the main one.

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Neil Williams
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Trail rated as moderate until we went on Marpole Lake return & realized it was up & down while crossing a very rough trail over a boulder field for 1.8km. Too much for this old bod.

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Neil Williams
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Candice Rausch
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HikingGreat!
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Richard Smith
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Matthijs Pietrala
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Tanyia Lehune
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Wendy Innes MacIsaac
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Hiking

We did this hike yesterday from Takakkaw to Twin falls. At the falls we did not loop around to the west side we went in and out on the Twin Falls Route (we didn’t know about the loop until after). Trail is in great shape. A few steep spots but elevation change was gradual for the most part. From the campground to the falls was the hardest part. Lots of great views and waterfalls along the way. We stopped at Angels Staircase, Point Lace Falls, Duschesnay Lake and Laughing Falls on our way to Twin Falls. We got there and had the falls to ourselves. Only started seeing people on our way out. Took 5 hours total not including our snack break at Twin Falls. From the Takakkaw parking lot it was 19km.

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Tristan MacLaggan
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Great hike. Easy access. Trail is great shape. Lots of great photo stops and waterfalls for snacks and drinks. fairly easy the whole way. Bit of simple scramble after twin falls going counter clockwise. Marpole lake bit disappointing. Worth doing the Whalebone ridge.

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Rocky Dinh
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Flo R
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Hiking

Managed to get a campsite up there and hiked the Twin Falls that afternoon. As spectacular as 22 years ago!! Met a couple who thought the first little waterfall at the end of the first creek was Laughing Falls and they turned around. So I asked if they wanted to hike with me to the actual Laughing Falls, and they were happy they did! Then met a couple who thought the Laughing Falls were the Twin Falls and I asked if they wanted to hike with me to the actual Twin Falls and they did! They said it was the happiest day of their lives as had never seen anything so beautiful before! We took the shortcut back to the left of the teahouse but a very rough boulder section that is hard to navigate, so not recommended. But was an adventure for sure!! 14.8ms total that way.

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Gary Leck
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Nice easy trail and rewarding with plenty of cool spots to enjoy. Gets more difficult and a lot longer taking the extended route to the top of twin falls, worth it though. It’s also worth climbing to the bottom of twin falls from the lower lookout although the rocks can be slippy. 25km in total, 1100m elevation, 5hrs 20 moving time (7hrs in total)

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Michelle Baumgarten
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Twin Falls

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Hammad Lakhnavi
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Not bad of a hike, worth it for the views of the twin falls They’re breathtaking And it’s very easy and doable for first timers too. it’s not long but it feels very long, not much elevation.

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Gomdo Bhai
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Completed on 29 June 20. Additional treat was laughing falls.

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Filip KosíŘ
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Very nice not really hard trail.

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Luisa Gonzales
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So many waterfalls and beautiful glacier water I didn't look at the trail beforehand as I was supposed to meet up with my aunt and uncle but I ended up hiking alone. I had no idea where to go at first but it's easy to find your way. The trail is well marked. Lots of signs, I feel like it's hard to get lost here. It was rainy when I went but the trail was still in good condition (very few muddy spots). A couple of downed trees along the way though.

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Franck KoKo
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what a wonderful trail along the river. the more you discover the falls, the more they are amazing. next time I would try to stay one night at the laughing falls background: excellent for a break

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Ron Strauss
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If you like waterfalls this trail is for you. Beautiful wide well maintained trail almost all the way. We passed at least 4 named waterfalls along the way and plenty more unnamed. We followed the Alltrails loop and went across the rock slide, even here the trail is easy to follow and you get some views. The Twin Falls are possibly the most beautiful waterfalls I have seen.

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Amanda Thorpe
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Beautiful trail for hiking. Several waterfalls, foot bridges, as well as many downed trees needing to be negotiated. Twin falls is well worth the long trek - breathtaking. The trail marker at the trail head noted it was 6.2 KMs but it was at least 2 additional KMs to twin falls.

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Get Outside
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A number of trees blown down along the trail to laughing falls. Only a couple of downed trees on to twin falls. No snow. Great hike.

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James Wade
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Sunny. August, 2011.

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Kyo Jade Stone
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It is a beautiful place, but it feels like the trail never ends.

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Maui Paddler/Hiker
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Great hike to one of the prettiest waterfalls ever. Other falls along trail nice too, but the reward is Twin Falls. Took the loop counterclockwise which makes the climb relatively gentle. After Twin Falls we looked at historic cabin, then started back across the bridge to complete the loop. Map shows an alternate trail through the forest after lake. That trail is no longer maintained and basically closed. So you have to cross a scree field for almost 2K. The trail here gets a bit fuzzy a couple of times due to rock slides, but is possible referring to map. once across, you have long, steep downhill back to complete the loop. some bear scat, blueberries along path near cabin. no bears sighted.

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Julia Hardwick-Smith
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Hiking

Great trail. Flat and easy in and out. Some more hills further in to complete the loop. Saw a mama bear and her 2 cubs 300m before tea house. They wandered off after we gave them some space.

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Thierry Magnard
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La randonnée n'est pas trop difficile, elle se fait entièrement dans la foêt, La recompense est au bout, les twin falls sont magnifiques. Nous avons fait cette randonnée un jour de pluie, donc nous étions à l'abris dans la forêt.

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John McTavish
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We had a perfect high of 17 Celsius clear blue sky day to hike from the parking lot to Twin Falls. I recorded this hike with my Garmin eTrex 30x at 18.9 km and 457 meters of ascent. I would add that we did an in and out version of this hike that could be easily modified with a loop at the end or a return path through the Ice Line. We stopped at Laughing Falls on the way in which is at 5.2 km for a snack. Most of the climb is after Laughing Falls. You pass by the Twin Falls Lodge before you get to the viewpoint of Twin Falls at 9.2Km. We then back tracked downstream to another viewpoint before returning back the same way. On the way out you walk by Takakkaw Falls to the parking lot. Great hike to see glacier fed water falls.

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Julie Audy
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We camped at laughing falls for 2 nights and went to twin falls, marpole lake trail for a day hike. For not such great shape people the steep incline between kilometres 2 and 3 to laughing falls was slow going but worth it! Twin falls was breath taking and we spent quite awhile taking in the sights and appreciating the tea house. Marpole lake was tranquil however making our way across a couple kilometre long rock slide was a challenge. Thankfully some people have set up cairns to help guide the way and we enjoyed the adventure of the climb. On our way back to Takakkaw falls we took the time to see Point Lace Falls and Angels Staircase falls. There was no sign of bear activity and the only wildlife seen were chipmunks and Pika.

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