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438 mi 705 km of trail 8 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 24 Trails Hard Trails 22 Trails
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gem Favorite Valley of the Ten Peaks: Time stands still during this beautiful early morning at Moraine Lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.

Moraine Lake

(8) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.

Lake Louise

(5) Lake Lo…, AB

Recommended Routes in Banff National Park - 8

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Favorite You'll pack on quite a bit of vertical in a very short time on this hike!
Difficult

Cory & Edith Passes

8.1 mi 13.0 km 3,312' Up 1009.57 m Up 3,314' Down 1010.24 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Intermediate

Plain of Six Glaciers to Mirror Pond Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km 2,569' Up 783.13 m Up 2,568' Down 782.8 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Agnes and Big Beehive

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,892' Up 576.82 m Up 1,891' Down 576.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Jonas Pass, looking northwest.
Difficult

Brazeau Loop

49.3 mi 79.3 km 6,084' Up 1854.43 m Up 6,084' Down 1854.54 m Down

Golden, BC
Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Very Difficult

Northover Ridge Figure Eight

29.2 mi 47.0 km 5,129' Up 1563.39 m Up 5,117' Down 1559.66 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite The Three Sisters Peaks from the summit of Wind Ridge.
Difficult

Wind Ridge Out and Back

8.5 mi 13.7 km 2,484' Up 757.14 m Up 2,484' Down 757.11 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite Larch meadows and creek along the trail to Healy Pass.
Difficult

Healy Pass Out and Back

11.6 mi 18.6 km 2,181' Up 664.7 m Up 2,181' Down 664.68 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Nigel Creek is below the trail near the Nigel Creek Trailhead.
Intermediate

Nigel Pass

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,081' Up 329.57 m Up 1,081' Down 329.62 m Down

Golden, BC

Trails in Banff National Park - 48

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Cory Pass
Difficult
Banff, AB
Difficult
Banff, AB
0.8 mi 1.2 km #2Fairview Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
3.8 mi 6.2 km #3Helen Lake Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km #4Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
122.9 mi 197.7 km #5Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper)
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
Golden, BC
3.3 mi 5.3 km #6Razor's Edge
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
4.6 mi 7.5 km #7Heart Mountain Loop
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
18.3 mi 29.5 km #8South Boundary Trail: Nigel Creek Trailhead to Brazeau Lake
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
Golden, BC
7.8 mi 12.5 km #9Great Divide Trail - South Kananaskis Pass Alternate Route
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Parker Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
20.6 mi 33.2 km #11Great Divide Trail - Northover Ridge Alternate Route
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
2.0 mi 3.1 km #12Plain of Six Glaciers Trail
Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
2.2 mi 3.5 km #13Lakeshore Trail
Easy
Lake Louise, AB
Easy
Lake Louise, AB
0.2 mi 0.4 km #14Moraine Lake Viewpoint Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
2.2 mi 3.5 km #15Lake Agnes Trail
Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
Intermediate
Lake Louise, AB
4.6 mi 7.5 km #16Prairie View Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Canmore, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Canmore, AB
17.2 mi 27.6 km #17Northover Ridge Trail
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
4.5 mi 7.3 km #18Edith Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Banff, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Banff, AB
0.9 mi 1.4 km #19Johnston Canyon Upper Falls
Intermediate
Banff, AB
Intermediate
Banff, AB
8.9 mi 14.3 km #20Great Divide Trail - Glacier Lake Alternate Route
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB

Photos of Banff National Park - 92

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Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Feb 6, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
panoramic view of Glacier Lake in the morning from the backcountry campsite
Mar 11, 2020 near Lake Lo…, AB
Castleguard Mountain in the distance (center) rises above Saskatchewan Glacier. Melt water from the glacier is the beginning of the North Saskatchewan River.
Sep 22, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
Mount Athabasca (left), Hilda Peak (center left), and Wilcox Peak (right) are seen to the west from Parker Ridge Trail.
Sep 22, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Apr 20, 2015 near Canmore, AB
Lake Louise glimmers beautifully along the Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail.
Feb 4, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Mt. Edith and Cory Pass.
Apr 30, 2015 near Banff, AB
Waterfall along the Upper Kananaskis Trail.
Aug 5, 2019 near Canmore, AB