Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: January-11-19

GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • Expect winter conditions
  • Be prepared with warm clothing and proper footwear
  • Check avalanche conditions
CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS 
  • The Yoho Visitor Centre is closed from October 9th - April 1st, 2019. For information, please contact the Lake Louise Visitor Centre (403) 522-1264
  • Seasonal Road Closures - Yoho Valley road (Takakkaw Falls) closed for the season. For current road conditions, check Drive B.C. 
  • For trail closures and warnings, check Important Bulletins

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 Snow covered Snowshoeing recommended
Wapta Falls Snow covered Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Ottertail Valley Fire Road Snow covered 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) Snow covered Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Ross Lake Circuit Snow covered Snowshoeing recommended
Groomed Cross-country Ski Trails

GENERAL CONDITIONS:Good/Fair
RECENT TRACKSETTING:
Jan. 9 - Great Divide or "1A"
Jan. 8 - Tally Ho to Kicking Horse Trail; Emerald Connector
Jan. 4 - Emerald Horse trail; Alluvial Fan

Condition Comments
Monarch Trail (Yoho Brothers to Monarch Campground) Not Recently Maintained Snow covered
Emerald Lake Shoreline Trail Good. Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
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 Fair / Good Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Emerald Connector for 6 km south from Emerald Lake Fair Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Kicking Horse River Trail Fair / Good Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Emerald Connector Fair Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Trail on the lake from Emerald Sports to the Horse Trail Caution Slush on lake
Emerald Lake Horse Trail Good Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Good Trackset classic. No dogs allowed
Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Not Recently Maintained Snow covered
Lake O`Hara (fire road) Skier tracked. Dogs allowed on leash. Avalanche Terrain Simple - Class 1
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