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Emerald Basin Trail

Intermediate
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The trail leading from Emerald Lake Trail into a secluded mountain valley with beautiful views.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

4,904' 1,495 m

High

4,290' 1,308 m

Low

615' 187 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Trails can be closed due to bear activity. Carry bear spray with you.

Description

To get to this trail, you'll have to take Emerald Lake Trail to the northwest corner. From there, the Emerald Basin Trail starts off flat and very straight. Eventually, it turns northwest and gains elevation very quickly. It is steep but does not require any scrambling. From where you begin to gain elevation to where the valley opens up, the trail is in dense forest so be mindful of bears.

Eventually, the trail exits the forest and the views open up! You'll hike along the creek draining the valley until you come to a rock field. Explore to your hearts content while enjoying the amazing views of the President, Vice President, Wapta Mt, Mt Stephan, and Burgess.

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Karl W

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Leaving the gorgeous views from Emerald Basin in Yoho National Park is never easy.
Feb 4, 2017 near Golden, BC
Wapta Mountain and Mount Burgess are clearly visible from Emerald Valley
Nov 11, 2017 near Golden, BC
Glacier at the top of Emerald Basin.
Oct 24, 2018 near Golden, BC
Icy section of the Emerald Basin trail in Yoho Park on Oct. 21, 2018.
Oct 24, 2018 near Golden, BC

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Oct 21, 2018
Tony Redford
Trail in pretty good shape. Last 1.5-2 km were moderately icy. Microspikes helped. Excellent views! 7.3mi — 3h 40m