Yoho Valley Trail and Twin Falls Trail

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Yoho Valley Trail and Twin Falls Trail is a 15.0 kilometer lightly 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.

Distance: 15.0 km Elevation Gain: 750 m Route Type: Out & Back

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This is a 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.

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.

hiking
19 days ago

The hike is not too difficult, it is done entirely in the fêt, The reward is at the end, the twin falls are beautiful. We did this hike on a rainy day, so we were sheltered in the forest.

hiking
20 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Very awesome when you get to Twin Falls and the Tea House and Chalet. But Tea House was closed maybe because we got there right around 3:00 pm The falls were amazing, We took easy fairly well marked trail up to Twin Falls going by Laughing Falls and another falls thru a very narrow rock cut not sure of the name. Coming back from Twin Falls we took a trail that went over what I’d call a rock slide. Not very well marked and out in open over the rocks for maybe 2-3 kliks then back onto a trail in under the tree line for remainder of return trip. Again the Twin Falls and the Tea House and Chalet were well worth the hike. I would recommend to All hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Wicked hike on a non-stop rainy day. Saw very few humans. TONS of fast rushing rivers and waterfalls to see left and right of the trail!!! The historic site was suuuuper neat and the falls were powerful and thunderous. Insta: ofer_em

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy flat trail between from Takakkaw to Laughing Falls. Barely any hikers until mid-afternoon and even then only a handful, bear report from the week before said bears were seen regularly in the valley and by the falls, but despite being the only hikers in the early morning we didn't encounter any. After Laughing falls you can go 3 ways to Twin Falls, right route is the shortest and easiest with just some switchbacks and a couple of hundred metres of elevation gain near the end. There is a viewpoint of the falls and a teahouse (soon to close after 57 years of Fran's ownership) which is open between 12-3. On the way back we decided to do a detour and went up to the Whaleback (the leftmost junction after Laughing Falls). Wasn't as quick as we thought and had another 400 metres elevation gain or so, and seemed to go on forever. Made the loop 7 hours but gave nice views of the valley and glaciers, and you get to cross over the top of Twin Falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Easier than I thought, laughing falls and twin falls are a must to see.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Recommend. I wouldn’t not rate as difficult.

7 months ago

My favorite hike so far. can't wait to go back

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

My favorite hike so far. We made the big loop and I loved it. A little over y hours but we took our time. Camping at Twin Falls was a very beautiful favorite!

hiking
Monday, August 27, 2018

Beautiful hike with a few steep sections. Scenery was great - many waterfalls and places to stop along the way. Made the trip to Marpole Lake Whig was worth it - it was so peaceful and still. Took me almost 7 hours but that included a lot of breaks for snacks and pictures.

hiking
Friday, August 17, 2018

Easy hike to the chalet at the base of twin falls. Lots of switchback to the top of twin falls. We did a loop out along whaleback/ isolated peak route to the ACC hut. Lots of steep climbing to hit the ridge but some beautiful views.

hiking
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Amazing hike with several waterfalls and panoramic views. We crossed the falls and looped back down to Laughing Falls. My Strava app said it was 14.2 miles total. Very steep going up and down from Twin Falls but tons of switchbacks make it a little easier. Definitely was long and took all day but well worth it!

hiking
Monday, July 16, 2018

In 3 hours one can hike halfway to pretty Laughing Falls on this trail and back to the Takakkaw Falls parking lot. The majority of the 124 meter elevation gain is acquired on one hill after the spurs for Angels Staircase and Point Lace Falls. Higher, the trail is in generally good condition to the Laughing Falls bridge and campground. Good views of Takakkaw Falls, the Yoho River, and the Daly Glacier along the way.

backpacking
Monday, July 02, 2018

Perfect trail! My wife and I have camping in the twin falls campground. Laughting falls is at the middle of this trail. Both of these two falls are amazing!

hiking
Monday, June 25, 2018

We completed the the trail, but added in the Marpole Lake trail, creating more of a loop, rather than out and back. Beautiful hike, with some varied terrain. Loved the many waterfalls. The trail had a few fallen trees across the path, plus a large avalanche debris section covering the trail near Marpole Lake. It wasnt an issue and can be easily maneuvered through. The seasonal bridge on the Whaleback Trail was still packed away for winter season, and Iceline Trail was still not recommended by Parks (June 20, 2018)

backpacking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Beautiful falls

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lots of steep climbs. Challenging, but worth the effort.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Trail was in great shape early July 2017. Lots of great water features along this hike, give yourself some time to enjoy the sights! We attempted to loop back past Marpole Lake but avalanche debris slowed us down. That trail is closed but currently passable though we did lose the trail along the rocks near the end. Recommend bringing GPS if you give that a shot.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beautiful hike! So worth it! So many waterfalls along the way. We did the loop on our way back and you'll be on the side of a rocky mountain with spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers!

Friday, July 04, 2014

Did this hike a few years ago easily one of my favourites. We did it in 3 days and 2 nights. The switch backs at the end can wear on the legs but worth it to see all the falls

hiking
Monday, September 03, 2012

Just did the hike this weekend, what a beauty. Hike starts at takakaw falls, from there head west at a junction to the right is angels stair case falls, off to the left is point lace falls. Going straight a few more k after a steep incline is laughing falls, then valley remains flat until u have to go down to twin falls campground, from there it's another steep incline 300m to hit twin falls, which was a beauty. U can continue the loop through the iceline trail viewing glaciers, moraines, please note this is strenuous. I had to cross a rock slide going up not knowing it was even a trail. U are also out there for the elements exposed so hopefully u get a nice day out of it. Definately would recommend. There are many trails that lead off like whaleback, yoho glacier and u can hit the top of twin falls

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