Banff Difficult Hikes

An old Rockbound Lake trail sign is nailed to a tree in Banff National Park.

Rockbound Lake Hike

Castle Mountain is one of my favourite mountains in Banff National Park. It’s just so stately and majestic, my eyes are drawn to it any time I’m near. The Rockbound Lake hike is an excellent Banff hiking trail which takes you to two alpine lakes on the far side of Castle Mountain. The Rockbound Lake trail is enjoyable all hiking season long, but comes alive in September when the larch trees turn golden.

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Wenkchemna Pass - Moraine Lake Hikes

Wenkchemna Pass Hike in Banff National Park

It may not be the most well known of the Moraine Lake hikes, but the Eiffel Lake to Wenkchemna Pass hike could quite possibly be the most scenic. A reasonably difficult hike, the Eiffel Lake to Wenkchemna Pass showcases some of the best features the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake area. You’ll hike to a spectacular Canadian Rockies mountain pass, bask in the beauty of the Valley of the Ten Peaks and in fall, you’ll enjoy golden larch trees!

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Mountain views from Lake Minnewanka Hike

Hiking the Lake Minnewanka Trail in Banff

The Lake Minnewanka trail is one of the best things to do at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Hiking along the Lake Minnewanka reservoir shoreline offers impressive views across the lake at mountain peaks and rocky shores. Lake Minnewanka is a popular place to visit in Banff in summer, but you can leave the crowds behind on this beautiful Banff hike. Read on to discover why it is one of the best hikes around Lake Minnewanka.

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Incredible Scenery from Aylmer Lookout hiking trail - Best hikes in Banff

Aylmer Lookout Trail in Banff National Park

If you are looking to experience some of the best scenery in Banff, try the Aylmer Lookout trail. A challenging hike up a river valley along the lower slopes of Mount Aylmer, the payoff is a viewpoint atop a rocky outcrop with outstanding views of Lake Minnewanka and her surrounding mountains.

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