Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: August-13-18

WILDFIRE INFORMATION

  • Wildfires are currently burning in Kootenay National Park. More information here.
  • Highway 93S to and from Radium Hot Springs. Consult road reports for the latest information on road closures/conditions: DriveBC, Alberta 511
  • Fire danger is rated as extreme in Yoho National Park and a Fire Ban  is now in effect.
  • Part of the Dolomite/Siffleur backcountry area is currently closed due to a wildfire. More information here.
  • Smoke from these fires is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility.
  • Visit the following links for additional information: BC Wildfire Service, Alberta Wildfire, Important Bulletins
SHARE YOUR TRAIL PICTURES WITH US!

Have you been hiking in the last few days? Share a few pictures with us as well as your impressions. This will help us keep this report accurate for other hikers. :)  yoho.info@pc.gc.ca

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Trails are mostly dry. Whaleback seasonal bridge is in place.

SAFETY WARNINGS

Fire danger is rated as Extreme in Yoho National Park and a fire ban is now in effect. Lighting or maintaining fires in these areas is now strictly prohibited. The fire ban will be lifted as soon as conditions permit. Report any wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Banff Dispatch 403-762-4506.

Traveling in bear country.  Look ahead and watch for tracks & droppings. Travel in a group and make noise. Carry bear spray and know how to handle an encounter. Report bear sightings and encounters to Parks Canada staff: (403) 762-1470.

Lake O'Hara Campground Availability Report

The reservation office for campers and commercial groups ONLY is open.
Please call 250-343-6433 to make a reservation.

Our office hours are 8 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 4 pm Mountain Time.
We are open Monday to Friday from June 18th - October 4th.

Dates available: August 16 & October 3.

Condition Comments
Fire Danger Rating
Condition Comments
Current Fire Danger Extreme Fire ban in effect
West End Trails
Condition Comments
Hoodoo Creek Good Mainly dry.
Wapta Falls Good Mainly dry.
Mount Hunter Lookout - Lower Good Mainly dry.
Mount Hunter Lookout - Upper Good Mainly dry.
Emerald Lake Area
Condition Comments
Emerald Lake Loop Good Mainly dry.
Emerald Basin Good Mainly dry.
Yoho Pass Good Bridge(s) out. Caution while fording creek(s).
Wapta Highline Good Mainly dry.
Burgess Pass from Emerald Lake Good Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
Burgess Pass from TCH Good Mainly dry.
Hamilton Falls Good Mainly dry.
Hamilton Lake Good Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
Emerald River Good Mainly dry.
East End Trails
Condition Comments
Sherbrooke Lake Good Mainly dry.
Paget Lookout Good Mainly dry.
Ross Lake Good Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
Yoho Valley Area
Condition Comments
Laughing Falls Good Mainly dry.
Twin Falls Good Mainly dry.
Yoho Glacier Good Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
Whaleback Good Mainly dry.
Iceline via Celeste Lake Good Mainly dry.
Little Yoho Valley Good Mainly dry.
Cycling Trails
Condition Comments
Tally-Ho Trail Good Mainly dry.
Ottertail Trail Poor Numerous trees down.
Lake O`Hara
Please stay on trails. Vegetation very sensitive to footprint.
Condition Comments
Lake O`Hara Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Wiwaxy Gap Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Huber Ledges Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Lake Oesa Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Yukness Ledges Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
East Opabin Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Opabin Plateau / Oesa Lakes Trails Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
West Opabin Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Opabin Highline & Plateau Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
All Soul's Prospect Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
All Soul`s Traverse Alpine Route Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Big Larch Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Lake McArthur Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Odaray Highline Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Odaray / McArthur Lakes Trails Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Linda Lake/Morning Glory Lakes Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Linda Lakes Trails Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Cathedral Basin Good Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
McArthur Valley Trail to Ottertail/Goodsir Pass Junction Closed Permit required. Contact Field Visitor Center 250-343-6783
Date Modified: