Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: November-16-18

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 November. 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.
CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS 
  • Road Closures - The Moraine Lake road and the Yoho Valley road (Takakkaw Falls) are now closed for the season. 

Winter Hiking Emerald Lake Area
Condition Comments
East Side of Emerald Lake Thin snow cover Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Hamilton Falls Snow covered with icy sections Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Ungroomed Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe Trails
Condition Comments
Emerald River Trail Snow covered / Variable conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Wapta Falls Thin snow cover Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Ottertail Valley Fire Road Thin snow cover Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Sherbrooke Lake Snow covered Avalanche danger after reaching the lake
Peaceful Pond (new access route to East side of Emerald Lake and Alluvial Fan trails) Thin snow cover Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Ross Lake Circuit Snow covered Snowshoeing recommended
Groomed Cross-country Ski Trails

GENERAL CONDITIONS:Early season conditions, thin snow coverage
RECENT TRACKSETTING:Nov 16 - Great Divide "1A"

Condition Comments
Monarch Trail (Yoho Brothers to Monarch Campground) Not trackset yet Snow covered
Emerald Lake Shoreline Trail Not trackset yet Snow covered
Great Divide or 1A BEAR WARNING 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 Not trackset yet Snow covered
Emerald Connector for 6 km south from Emerald Lake Not trackset yet Snow covered
Kicking Horse River Trail Not trackset yet Snow covered
Emerald Connector Not trackset yet Snow covered
Trail on the lake from Emerald Sports to the Horse Trail Not trackset yet Snow covered
Emerald Lake Horse Trail Not trackset yet Snow covered
Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Not trackset yet Snow covered
Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Not trackset yet Avalanche Terrain Simple - Class 1
Lake O`Hara (fire road) Skier tracked. Dogs allowed on leash. Avalanche Terrain Simple - Class 1
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