Banff Moderate Hikes

sitting at Taylor Lake with larches on the shore - best Banff Larch Hikes

Taylor Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Taylor Lake hike in Banff National Park is an enjoyable hike up the lower slopes of Mount Bell to a beautiful mountain lake. The forest along the Taylor Lake trail is quite lush, in large part due to the creek the trail follows for most of its length.

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Eiffel Lake in Banff

Eiffel Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Larch Valley trail may be the most famous of the Moraine Lake hikes, but the Eiffel Lake hike could quite possibly be the most beautiful. A moderately difficult hike, the Eiffel Lake trail offers hikers the best of the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake area. Not only will you enjoy golden larch trees in fall, but you’ll also get incredible views of the majestic mountains of the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

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golden larch trees reflect off the water on O'Brien Lake in Banff National Park

O’Brien Lake Hike – Banff National Park

The Taylor Lake trail is a very popular hike in Banff National Park, especially during the Banff larch season. But many people don’t know about another lake called O’Brien Lake, which is just a short side trip away from Taylor Lake. With its own unique and beautiful mountain setting, the O’Brien Lake hike is a very enjoyable add-on or alternative to the Taylor Lake hike.

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