“A strenuous but popular hike with fantastic views of Banff National Park.”
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Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
Restrooms are available at the trailhead. The parking lot may fill early, but space also available along Route 93.There are several additional hikes from this location.
A pretty strenuous start yields to fantastic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The trail begins with a hike through the forest over streams and exposed roots before transitioning to a rocky trail. About halfway through, the trail leads along a ridge line which provides excellent views of the valley below and surrounding mountains. After that, cross a large stream and hike across a meadow to reach the lake.