Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: June-18-19

GENERAL CONDITIONS
TRAILS
Spring conditions: Trails in lower elevations are mostly dry. Mud and snow are present on many trails.

CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS
YOHO VALLEY ROAD (TAKAKKAW FALLS):
WINTER ROAD CLOSURE STILL IN EFFECT.
Yoho Visitor Centre is open for the 2019 summer season.


SAFETY WARNINGS:
BE ALERT: Bears are waking up.
Travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Keep pets on a leash at all times.
ATTENTION! Tick season is on. Tuck your pant lets into your socks. Be careful when travelling in areas with a lot of underbrush and make sure you check yourself and your clothing after any hikes.
Elk Calving season is on. Protective mothers will aggressively protect their newborns by kicking and charging at people. Stay 30 meters away from all elk, avoid lone female elk - they separate form the herd for calving and may have calves nearby.

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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.

Dates available: 0

Dates fully booked: June 19-30. July 1-31. August 1-31. September 1-17.

Our reservation office will be closed June 18, 2019. We will be back to regular office hours June 19, 2019.

Condition Comments
West End Trails
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Hoodoo Creek Good Dry with few trees down on the trail
Wapta Falls Good Mainly dry
Mount Hunter Lookout - Lower Good Caution Ticks! Trail mainly dry
Mount Hunter Lookout - Upper Good Mainly dry. Cleared of trees.
Emerald Lake Area
Early season conditions. Expect winter conditions at higher elevations. Avalanche risk.
Condition Comments
Emerald Lake Loop Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Emerald Basin Good / Fair Early season conditions
Yoho Pass Not recommended Early season conditions
Wapta Highline Not recommended Early season conditions
Burgess Pass from Emerald Lake Not recommended Early season conditions
Burgess Pass from TCH Not recommended Early season conditions
Hamilton Falls Good / Fair Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
Hamilton Lake Not recommended Early season conditions
Emerald River Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
East End Trails
Late season conditions. Expect winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Sherbrooke Lake Fair Wet and muddy sections
Paget Lookout Good / Fair Few snow patches
Ross Lake Good Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
Lake O`Hara Fireroad Road closed Early season conditions
Yoho Valley Area
Winter conditions. The Yoho Valley Road is closed All trails are snowbound. Avalanche danger for most of the area.
Condition Comments
Laughing Falls Road closed Early season conditions
Twin Falls Road closed Early season conditions
Yoho Glacier Road closed Early season conditions
Whaleback Road closed Early season conditions
Iceline via Celeste Lake Road closed Early season conditions
Little Yoho Valley Road access closed Early season conditions
Lake O`Hara
Please stay on trails. Vegetation very sensitive to footprint.
Condition Comments
Lake O`Hara Good Muddy sections
Wiwaxy Gap Fair / Poor Snowpatches at higher elevations
Huber Ledges Not recommended Snow at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
Lake Oesa Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Yukness Ledges Not recommended Snow at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
East Opabin Fair / Poor Snow patches at higher elevations. Muddy sections below
Opabin Plateau / Oesa Lakes Trails Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
West Opabin Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Opabin Highline & Plateau Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
All Soul's Prospect Not recommended Snowbound at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
All Soul`s Traverse Alpine Route Not recommended Snow at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
Big Larch Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Lake McArthur Poor Snowbound
Odaray Highline Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Odaray / McArthur Lakes Trails Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Linda Lake/Morning Glory Lakes Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Linda Lakes Trails Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Cathedral Basin Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
McArthur Valley Trail to Ottertail/Goodsir Pass Junction Permit required. Contact Field Visitor Center 250-343-6783 Unmaintained trail
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