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Whaleback Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

A looping trail with some extra elevation gain at the back of Yoho Valley.


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3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

62%

Runnable

7,208' 2,197 m

High

5,921' 1,805 m

Low

1,168' 356 m

Up

1,455' 444 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

62%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Waterfall

Description

To get to this trail, you'll need to complete Laughing Falls Trail and then head part way up Little Yoho Valley Trail to the Marpole Lake Connector. You'll find the trail at the end of the Marpole Lake Connector. If you'd prefer to do the elevation gain at the beginning of the trail, continue up Little Yoho Valley Trail another half kilometer where you'll meet the other end of the trail.

From here, the trail will switchback up the "whales" back leading you onto a shoulder of Whaleback Mountain. From there, the trail will descend a little ways through the forest and north of Twin Falls. You'll drop all the elevation you gained at the beginning on more switchbacks and wind up at Twin Falls for some great views of the waterfall. You can take either the Marpole Lake Connector to the south to Little Yoho Valley Trail or continue west on Twin Falls back to Laughing Falls Trail.

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