Hiking high above the Yoho Valley on the Iceline Trail.
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Warnings and Closures
Where to Go
Takakkaw Falls is only the beginning! Yoho’s most spectacular backpacking begins in the Yoho Valley. Journey from here to Laughing Falls, Twin Falls, Yoho Pass, the Iceline, or the Little Yoho Valley. Strong hikers may access the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park via Goodsir Pass in Yoho. Alternatively, head west and explore the remote and un-maintained Amiskwi Valley or Ice River.
There are five backcountry campgrounds in Yoho. Four are in the Yoho and Little Yoho Valleys, accessed from the Takakkaw Falls trailhead. The fifth campground, McArthur Creek, is on the Ottertail River, which connects to the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park via Goodsir Pass. All campgrounds are equipped with:
- tent pads
- dry toilets
- communal picnic tables
- food storage cables or lockers
Contact the Yoho Visitor Centre in Field, B.C. to book your backcountry trip.
Looking for an early start?
Spend the night at the Takakkaw Falls front-country campground just 300m from the parking lot. Alternatively, stay at the HI -Whiskey Jack Hostel, a short walk from the falls.
Stay at an Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) backcountry hut and leave your tent and stove at home! The ACC operates three backcountry huts in Yoho National Park:
Advanced reservations are required. Contact the Alpine Club of Canada to plan your adventure.