Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: December-14-18

GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • Expect winter conditions
  • Be prepared with warm clothing and proper footwear
  • Check avalanche conditions
CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS 
  • Road Closures - Yoho Valley road (Takakkaw Falls) closed for the season. 
  • The Yoho Visitor Centre is closed from October 9th - April 30th, 2019. For information, please contact the Lake Louise Visitor Centre (403) 522-1264

Winter Hiking Emerald Lake Area
Condition Comments
East Side of Emerald Lake Snow covered Snowshoeing recommended
Hamilton Falls Snow covered Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Ungroomed Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe Trails
Condition Comments
Emerald River Trail Fresh snow Snowshoeing recommended
Wapta Falls Snow covered / Variable conditions Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Ottertail Valley Fire Road Fresh snow Avalanche terrain - Challenging - Class 2
Sherbrooke Lake Good snowshoeing Avalanche danger after reaching the lake
Peaceful Pond (new access route to East side of Emerald Lake and Alluvial Fan trails) Fresh snow Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Ross Lake Circuit Fresh snow Snowshoeing recommended
Groomed Cross-country Ski Trails

GENERAL CONDITIONS:Fresh snow
RECENT TRACKSETTING:
Dec 14 - Great Divide "1A"
Dec 11 - Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks
PLANNED GROOMING: Dec. 14 - Kicking Horse trail; Tally-Ho; Emerald Lake (shoreline)

Condition Comments
Monarch Trail (Yoho Brothers to Monarch Campground) Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Emerald Lake Shoreline Trail Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Great Divide or 1A Good Double trackset classic. Dogs not permitted. For those who are fat biking, snowshoeing or hiking, please travel beside, not on, the tracks set.
Field Information Centre/Tally-Ho to Natural Bridge Fresh snow Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Emerald Connector for 6 km south from Emerald Lake Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Kicking Horse River Trail Fresh snow Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Emerald Connector Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Trail on the lake from Emerald Sports to the Horse Trail Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Emerald Lake Horse Trail Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Not trackset yet Fresh snow
Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Fresh snow Trackset classic. Dogs permitted
Lake O`Hara (fire road) Skier tracked. Dogs allowed on leash. Avalanche Terrain Simple - Class 1
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