Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: October-17-18

GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • Expect early winter conditions
  • Be prepared with warm clothing and proper footwear
  • Check avalanche conditions
SAFETY WARNINGS
  • Avalanche conditions at higher elevation! Winter is here, even though its only October. The alpine snowpack is deep and avalanche hazard exists. Expect fresh slab avalanches following storms and avoid steep, sun exposed slopes. Carry all of your avalanche gear and travel like its December.
  • The elk rutting season has begun and will last until mid-October. Bull elk are dangerous! Keep at least 30 metres away from all elk and never get between a male and the females.
CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS 
  • Road Closures - The Moraine Lake road and the Yoho Valley road (Takakkaw Falls) are now closed for the season. 

Fire Danger Rating
Condition Comments
Current Fire Danger Low Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
West End Trails
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Hoodoo Creek Fair Wet and muddy sections
Wapta Falls Fair Wet and muddy sections
Mount Hunter Lookout - Lower Fair Wet and muddy sections
Mount Hunter Lookout - Upper Fair / Poor Snow sections
Emerald Lake Area
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Emerald Lake Loop Poor Snow covered
Emerald Basin Winter conditions Snow covered
Yoho Pass Winter conditions Avalanche risk. CAUTION!
Wapta Highline Winter conditions Snow covered
Burgess Pass from Emerald Lake Winter conditions Snow covered
Burgess Pass from TCH Winter conditions Avalanche risk. CAUTION!
Hamilton Falls Poor Wet and muddy sections.
Hamilton Lake Winter conditions Avalanche risk. CAUTION!
Emerald River Poor Snow covered
East End Trails
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Sherbrooke Lake Poor Snow covered
Paget Lookout Winter conditions Snow covered
Ross Lake Poor Snow covered
Yoho Valley Area
Winter conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed
Condition Comments
Laughing Falls Not recommended Winter Conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed for winter.
Twin Falls Not recommended Winter Conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed for winter.
Yoho Glacier Not recommended Winter Conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed for winter.
Whaleback Not recommended Winter Conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed for winter.
Iceline via Celeste Lake Not recommended Winter Conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed for winter.
Little Yoho Valley Not recommended Winter Conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed for winter.
Cycling Trails
Condition Comments
Tally-Ho Trail Fair / Poor Snow covered
Ottertail Trail Fair / Poor Snow covered
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